Itâ€™s important to know if your manuscriptâ€™s ready to send to agents, publishers or producers. If not, it can be a waste of your time and theirs. It can also be incredibly demoralizing. Your friends and family may not have sufficient experience to critique your work properly.
Weâ€™ll read your manuscript in the same way that editors, agents and producers do, using exactly the same criteria. We arenâ€™t afraid to tell you the truth. Weâ€™ll say if your ideaâ€™s strong enough. Weâ€™ll explain what works and what doesnâ€™t. Weâ€™ll offer constructive suggestions for putting problems right.
We'll recommend you
Where we firmly believe that work is both publishable and easily marketable, weâ€™ll approach agents, publishers or producers on your behalf. Our recommendation will help you to shortcut the slush pile and get on to editors' desks. If we donâ€™t feel able to recommend your work, weâ€™ll tell you why.
We know how nerve-racking it is waiting for feedback, so you wonâ€™t be kept waiting long. Youâ€™ll get your critique back in one month or less. You wonâ€™t wait up to 8 weeks, as with some other consultancies.
We offer detailed readers' reports of fiction, non-fiction, film scripts and poetry at all stages of development.
Our reports vary in length as follows:
- 2 to 4 pages for short stories and poetry.
- 3 to 5 pages for a synopsis and sample chapters/short film treatments.
- 8 to 12 pages for entire manuscripts.
Your editor may wish to pencil comments on your manuscript. For this reason, we ask for a stamped addressed envelope with your submission.
Fast track service
If youâ€™re in a hurry, we charge Â£97 for a turnaround of 10 days or less. This is a fraction of what other consultancies charge. We recently heard of one writer paying Â£200 extra for this service. Please check availability first.
Writers often redraft manuscripts after receiving our critiques. We offer a â€˜speed-readâ€™ at 75 per cent of the standard fee for each fresh appraisal.
We work with writers from all corners of the world. Distance is never a problem. Manuscripts and reports are sent via email to avoid delays. Payments can be made via cheque, BACS, or PayPal.
Books (350 words/page)
|Up to 50 double-spaced pages (synopsis & sample chapters)||Â£370|
|Up to 100 double-spaced pages||Â£547|
|Up to 200 double-spaced pages||Â£694|
|Additional pages over 200 @ Â£1.50/page
(NB. Costs apply to double-spaced manuscripts in 12 point printed on one side of A4).
Short Stories / Childrenâ€™s Picture Books
|Up to 3000 words
NB. Stories are charged on an individual basis.
|Each additional 1000 words @ Â£25|
|Fast-track service (within 10 days)||Â£97|
|Full details of how to send your manuscript are available under