Determines what your book needs most.

If you aren’t sure what your book needs at this point, an editorial assessment might be the best way forward. It analyzes what’s working well in your book and what’s not. An editorial assessment suggests possible rewrites and informs you about what editing services to pursue next. It’s a great first step for writers who have just completed their first draft and are looking for some honest feedback.

The editorial assessment comes in the form of a detailed summary letter that identifies your book’s strengths and weakness, and offers guidance for your next steps.

Will did a very thorough review [editorial assessment] and provided excellent feedback and helpful suggestions. He is gentle with his comments and makes many suggestions on how to improve the story. He was a joy to work with and I recommend him highly for editing projects.
— Ken Smith

Average Assessment Cost

for a Short Story Collection

120 to 160 pages

30,000 to 40,000 words

$450 to $600


Average Assessment Cost

for a Novel or Memoir

200 to 300 pages

50,000 to 75,000 words

$750 to $1,125