Manuscript Review

The course

Get advice from an experienced industry professional and get your manuscript submission-ready.

Do you need help taking your novel or screenplay to the next level, or want to know if it’s ready to send out on submission? Our manuscript reviewers are published authors, literary editors, script writers and writing tutors with a track record in their industry.

We’ll pair you with an expert on your chosen genre and field of writing who’ll read your manuscript from start to finish and give you detailed notes, including what’s working well and areas for development, and specific, practical advice on how to move your work on, with a follow-up Zoom call to answer your questions.

Things to know

This service is for anyone who’s completed the first draft of a novel or script and wants an expert opinion on their work.

It’s suitable if you:

  • Have completed a novel or short story collection and want to know how to take it to the next stage
  • Have completed a treatment, scene by scene or the first draft of a screen, stage or radio play and want to know if it’s ready to send to agents
  • Haven’t quite finished your first draft, but are almost there and want advice on whether it’s going in the right direction and what you need to do to finish it
  • Feel your manuscript is ready to send out, but need an expert option and advice on how add the finishing touches to make it stand out
  • Want honest advice from a supportive reviewer who understands your challenges because they once faced them themselves

We tailor our manuscript review service to your writing and what you’re hoping to achieve.

We’ll pair you with a writer or editor who has experience in the same genre or field of writing as you, and who has the knowledge and insight to give you clear feedback on your writing. They’ll read your manuscript and send you a detailed written report, suggesting practical ways to remedy elements that don’t quite work and indicating how you might develop your ideas further. You will also have a follow-up Zoom call with your reviewer.

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