Manuscript Appraisal

Assessing all types of fiction and memoir, I understand the special needs of emerging writers. I’ve 25 years experience in developmental editing, mentoring and editing at all levels. If you are thinking of going the indie route and publishing digitally, I can help with advice on formatting, finding cover and interior designers, etc. More information available at: patrickdevalera.com/manuscript-development-services/

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction
Editing, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring, Ebook Creation
Ariel Editing Service

This is an editing service for those who wish to make their writing shine. Ariel Editing offers manuscript appraisal, copy editing and proofreading across genre. With fifteen years’ experience, Katia has nurtured countless beginner writers to publication, as well as helping established writers polish their work. From large-structural editing to the tweaking of syntax and punctuation, Katia helps individuals and organisations to meet their writing goals.

Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International
Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring
Author Write

John Harman has written for a living all his working life and has assessed scores of manuscripts. He offers careful analysis and assessment of your fiction or non-fiction, resulting in a detailed report covering every aspect of your writing, followed by meetings, either face to face, conference call or Skype, to discuss your assessment and next steps. A number of manuscripts John has assessed have been published.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Travel
Editing, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring, Other
Bedlam Books

Bedlam Books provides honest, professional appraisals, always treating the author’s efforts with respect. We evaluate the manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses, and show how the work can be further crafted. Where appropriate, advice on marketability and approaching publishers is also provided. Our most popular services are Intensive Assessments (for emerging authors) and Manuscript Assessments (for more experienced writers). For more information see our website.

Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Travel, International
We respond within 2 working days with an estimate of assessment report completion date.
Manuscript Appraisal
C Word Creative

Specialising in manuscript development, structural editing and ghostwriting, C Word Creative also creates engaging web content, corporate communications and technical publications. Tamyka holds a Master of Arts (Writing) and a Bachelor of Science (Physics), and gets a kick out of helping others succeed.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International
Editing, Typing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Legal, Mentoring, Ebook Creation, User Pays/Self-Publishing Services, Other
Leviathan Editing

Need a manuscript assessment, a copy edit, or a proofread? Leviathan Editing ensures constructive, sensitive treatment of your manuscript. Petra is an accredited editor with the Institute of Professional Editors and a manuscript assessor with Writers Victoria, covering all genres, including fiction, non-fiction and educational.

Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, Education/Reference
Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal

Non-Fiction Manuscript Development/Appraisal Service: Rhonda Whitton provides: manuscript appraisal, mentoring and manuscript development. No-nonsense advice on content, writing style, editorial issues and strength of writing. Editing available. Rhonda is a journalist, experienced writing teacher and corporate trainer. She conceived/compiled first five editions of ‘The Australian Writer’s Marketplace’. Book Proposal Appraisal Service available based on ‘A Decent Proposal’.

Auto/Biography, Non-Fiction, Education/Reference, Travel
Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring
Power of Words

Jennifer at Power of Words helps non-fiction authors with editing services and writing coaching (six months) to develop their book.

Auto/Biography, Non-Fiction, International
Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring
Strictly Literary

If you’re a writer you create visions, dreams and experiences. We transform your knowledge, imagination, memories and experiences into digital products which can be shared, traded, sold, adapted, improved and ultimately re-purposed and curated for ongoing new audiences around the world. This means words, pictures, music, designs and games. Our services can help digitally package, present, distribute and sell your products to a global market.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International
Editing, Proofreading, Mentoring, Printing, Distribution, Ebook Creation, User Pays/Self-Publishing Services
Tony Ryan Editorial

Every text needs an editor, an expert set of eyes to anticipate your readers’ needs and give them no excuse to stop reading. By shepherding writing to publication, Tony helps readers to enjoy books, students to learn from course materials and communities to form around websites. (He can un-dangle a dangling phrase from 100 paces, too!)

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International
Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Ebook Creation

Wordplay Editing Services owner and founder, Michele Perry, has over 17 years experience in publishing, editing and copywriting. Having worked with various publishers, she and her team can assist you with all your writing and editing requirements. Wordplay’s goal is to make your manuscript the best it can possibly be, offering substantial editing, copyediting, proofreading, assessment, and writing mentorship.

Auto/Biography, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction
Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring