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Editing Services: Full Manuscript Review

A straightforward read and review of your book by an editor who will then provide you with a detailed report on your use of integral narrative devices, asking vital questions of your manuscript at a key stage of the writing process.


The Full Manuscript Review editing service provides a straightforward report on your manuscript, offering a full read-through from an editor who will objectively assess your use of integral narrative devices, such as dialogue, structure, style, pace, plot and characterisation. View editor bios

After you have received your report, you will then have the opportunity to speak to your editor in a 30-minute phone call. As well as discussing your manuscript further, your editor will also offer suggestions on reasonable next steps for your manuscript. Is it ready for the consideration of literary agents? Do you need to re-work sections in order to move forward?

This service has been designed to ask vital questions of your manuscript, to ask you to consider its' overall shape and structure, at a key stage in the writing process. Just how ready is your book?

Please note, this service does not include line-by-line editing. Please visit our Final Polish editing service for line-by-line editing options.


'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

'Your comments are very valuable and exactly what I needed if I'm to progress as a professional writer. I'm very grateful for your help, understanding and encouragement.' Virginia Bazlington

'It is the first objective professional feedback I have received on my work and has been invaluable in deciding which direction I should take next. I recommend it to anyone wondering about their next step!' Mark Rudd


  • Practical, constructive and informed feedback from an experienced editor on your work
  • A 6-12 page report within 21 days of your manuscript being picked up by an editor
  • Follow-up phone call with your editor for up to 30 minutes

Please note: unless alternative arrangements have been agreed with W&A Admin and your Editor, your follow-up call must take place no more than one-month after receiving your report.

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 (beginning with brief notes about the book's intended audience, length, and any particular areas you are seeking guidance)
  • Your 60,000-word* 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.

If you are writing picture book texts and would like a full review, please email to discuss. 

Pricing and Next Steps

  • This service costs £600 and payment will be taken at the time you book**
  • Please note that we cannot accept submissions which do not comply with our criteria
  • After uploading your work, a confirmation email will be sent to your email address
  • An editor will then be assigned to your work. Expect to receive your report within 21 days of an editor taking on your work
  • After you have received your report, you will work with the editor to arrange a convenient time for your follow-up call
  • All information about the purchased service will appear in the “My services” section on your dashboard, which can be accessed after logging in

*If you would like to submit more than 60,000 words there will be a charge of £17 per 1,000 words. To work out a payment plan and discuss further details, please email us at or call on +44 (0)207 631 5985.

**All prices are inclusive of VAT

Please note: The cost of the service will be taken at the time you book. If you supply more than the stated range of words for the price you have paid, we will still only be able to review the number of words entitled for the stated price.