Reader Report

Editing by Julia A. Weber


Editorial Services for Commercial Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult Fiction

Reader Report

The Reader Report focuses on the overall strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript. It comes as a multi-page editorial letter that identifies all major issues regarding

 

  • Plot and Plot Holes
  • Characterization and Character Arc
  • Dialogue
  • POVs
  • Voice
  • Setting
  • Pacing
  • Continuity and Inconsistencies

The Reader Report does not include any line edits or in-document comments and mark-ups. This is the perfect option for those who have completed their first draft and need feedback on how to tackle their revisions. For a more detailed edit, please see the Macro Edit.

 

Rates:

Up to 50,000 words: $300 

50,001 - 65,000 words: $375

65,001 - 80,000 words: $450

80,001 - 100,000 words: $525

100,001 - 125,000 words: $600

125,001 words and up: $700

Should you be interested in me having another look at your manuscript following your revision to evaluate whether you have solved the problems addressed in the initial Reader Report, I'm happy to offer you a second pass for 15% off the initial rate.

 

 Timeframe:

I generally try to avoid rushing through a manuscript unless absolutely necessary as I like to make sure I can give a manuscript the time and attention it deserves. That's why I usually ask for 3-4 weeks for a Reader Report. A faster turnaround is possible but not guaranteed. However, if necessary, I do offer an "express service". Since such a short turnaround has an enormous impact on my entire schedule, this needs to be discussed in advance and is subject to a surcharge. (Guaranteed 2-week turnaround = +25%; guaranteed 1-week turnaround = +35%) 

If you have any further questions, please take a look at my FAQs or contact me. 

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