Consultancy Services

WIP Manuscript Assessment

Have a Work In Progress and need to know if you’re going in the right direction?

Want professional feedback on your writing technique?

Feel your book needs more but you’re not sure what that ‘more’ is?

The Work In Progress Manuscript Assessment is for all levels of writers who want to get an idea of whether their writing is hitting the right note and if their story is working.

As a writer you are so close to your work that it’s impossible to evaluate it objectively – how many times have you re-read a page and spotted a glaring error or had a friend read your manuscript only to see a major plot hole?

Assessing your opening three chapters, our authors can give you solid pointers on how to improve your writing. Is your first chapter hooking the reader? Are your characters consistent and clearly defined? Have you started your book in the right place? Are you involving the reader in your story?

Getting feedback early on in the process will give you the tools to continue your project with confidence – apply what you learn from our feedback to the whole manuscript and your draft will be in much better shape when you reach the end, reducing the time and the stress of rewriting, and, if you are thinking of employing a professional editor, significantly reducing the cost.

Whether you are writing fiction, non fiction or a screen play use the contact form to discuss your project with us, and we will match one of our team to it.

We are always pleased to quote for longer assessments if you feel you need it.

Please note all fees are  EXCLUSIVE of VAT at 23%. If you live outside Ireland make sure you mention it when contacting us as you may not be liable for the VAT.

Pricing:

Non-Fiction: €295 (opening 10,000 words plus 1000 word synopsis. Feedback is verbal*)

Adult Fiction: €295 (opening 10,000 words plus 1000 word synopsis. Feedback is verbal* )

Young Adult Fiction: €295 (opening 10,000 words plus 1000 word synopsis. Feedback is verbal*)

Middle Grade (9-12 years) : €275 for the opening 5000 words (feedback in a written report)

Early Reader: (7-9 years): €275 for the opening 5000 words (feedback in a written report)

Picture Books:

€175 for 1 x 1000 word manuscript (feedback in a written report)

€225 for 2 x 1000 word manuscripts (feedback in a written report)

*Verbal feedback is given in a pre-arranged phone call when you can chat to the author about the project as a whole, brainstorm the plot and they can explain exactly what needs doing.

 

Scripts

All script and treatment reports are industry-standard.  They include a 25-word logline and a ¾ – 1 page synopsis, along with an analysis of the concept/premise, characters, story/plot, structure, style/tone and setting.  A 30-minute follow-up meeting or Skype/phone call is also included.

Treatment report – of treatments up to 10 pages: This is an in-depth, up to 3-page analysis of your treatment and resembles exactly the reader’s report used by film and TV companies to assess success or failure in various key areas. €125

TV Script Report – of scripts up to 60 pages: This consists of 3+ pages of notes and feedback, and resembles exactly the reader’s report used by film and TV companies to assess success or failure in various key areas.  This is an ideal way to gauge if your script is ready to be submitted.  If a series outline/bible is included, the fee is extra and by negotiation. €155

Detailed development notes can be provided, contact us for a quote.

Film Script Report – of scripts up to 120 pages: This consists of 3+ pages of notes and feedback, and resembles exactly the reader’s report used by film and TV companies to assess success or failure in various key areas. This is an ideal way to gauge if your script is ready to be submitted. €200

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