- professional manuscript formatting and good punctuation and grammar, which reflect the writer's intelligence and care.
- a really good first paragraph. It has to be THEIR idea of good.
- a really good first 30 pages. The quality of those pages determines whether the agent or publisher will finish reading the work and consider buying your manuscript.
- sales potential.
An evaluation is a detailed, written assessment of a manuscript and its chances for publication. Evaluation can be done at any stage: before you finalize the work, before you submit it to a publisher, or after a publisher has advised you to "have an editor look it over." At one time, publishers employed their own editors. But now "editor" means an independent professional like Catherine at BookEval.com.
Catherine makes very specific suggestions about rewriting or enhancing your manuscript so it will meet professional standards. While reading your manuscript, she corrects any errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar, if you have requested that. She will also proofread manuscripts about to go to press.
Catherine sees your work with fresh eyes and can evaluate your book and suggest improvements. She has taught and encouraged hundreds of creative writers. See a sample critique. She is also the author of four books, and knows how demanding a writer's job is.Learn about BookEval Fees