Services: Mid-way Manuscript Review
A hands-on structural edit, the Midway Review will help provide you with the tools to ensure that all elements of your story and narrative are working well in concert together.
You have made real progress with your manuscript and are seeking a more hands-on structural edit and advice. After a thorough reading, a Mid-way Review Editor advises on what is supporting your book's core purpose and what isn’t. They can recommend ways of streamlining the text and will offer a ‘big picture’ perspective. Of all the services open to writers, this one could prove the most invaluable because it can illuminate and enhance your work before it becomes too polished.
The other part of the service centers on aspects of craft, highlighting what is and isn’t supporting the book's main purpose and identifying what needs to go and what requires expansion. The goal of the Editor is to support the writer in ensuring that the work is coming together as a unified piece of writing and that its various elements are working in concert, this could cover character motivations and intentions – the inner journeys of the characters and whether they ring true.
Praise for this service
"What a delightful editor and has a great sense of humor too... I have much work ahead but I am inspired. Her validation of my work is something I have waited to hear for a very long time." Meagan Sheeler
Features & Benefits
- Evaluation by a genre-specific Editor.
- A 5-10 page report.
- Plus, a follow-up phone call of up to 30 minutes.
- Practical and constructive feedback from the Editor on the audience you are appealing to and whether you are succeeding in this or not.
- What support you and your work need.
- How you can turn round your work if you need to.
- Quick turnaround – a report delivered to you within 21 days of submission.
Who will review your manuscript?
Writers & Artists has deep and broad knowledge of all aspects of publishing. Once you have provided us with key background information on your book, we will match you with an experienced editor who has in-depth experience of the genre and the market your book is targeting.
Your editor will understand the precise requirements of the writing style and structure in your chosen genre. They will have many years experience of supporting writers and helping them craft their work to make it the best it can possibly be. They are skilled motivators and mentors who will improve your writing and enable you to progress.
What you need to submit
All you need do is to follow the apply link, fill in the application form and upload the following files when asked:
- A two-page synopsis.
- 55,000-75,000 words of manuscript.
Please make sure the pages are numbered (and named, where appropriate) and use a standard typeface such as Times New Roman in 12pt and double-spaced. The accepted file types are .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .pdf.
How it works
After application and payment a confirmation email will be sent to your email address. An Editor will be assigned to your work and he/she will send you a 5-8 page report (size 12 font) that covers:
- A genre-specific evaluation of your style.
- Informative and supportive critique.
- Honest appraisal of the strengths and weaknesses of your draft.
Please note that all the information about the purchased service and its status will be in “My services” section on your dashboard, which can be accessed after logging in.
Booking & payment process
The price for this service is £600*. The cost of the service will be taken at the time you book.
Please note that we cannot accept submissions which do not comply with our criteria. You must ensure that you have filled in the Writers’ Form, submitted a synopsis and a sample chapter. If you supply more than 75,000 words, we will still only be able to review the first 75,000.
* This price is inclusive of VAT
Your 5-8 page report will be delivered within 21 days.