Are you finding it difficult to distance yourself from your manuscript in order to assess if it's working or how it might be received by readers? A review provides an objective and detailed breakdown of all aspects of your narrative. Presented in a helpful, supportive manner, it highlights strengths and weaknesses, and comments upon potential areas and ideas for improvement.
During a manuscript review, I break the narrative down into specific areas in order to analyse whether these areas are working effectively. These areas are: point of view, characterisation, dialogue, setting, timeline, plot progression, theme, genre, and suitability for the target audience. I examine how they perform both independently and as a unit in realising the story's potential and aiding the reading experience.
As a writer myself, I know how nerve-jangling it can be to transition your work from the safety of your office desk to the wide-open (and often harsh) public arena. As such, rest assured that the feedback document I provide will be respectful and supportive, but it will also be honest and pragmatic - identifying your strengths and weaknesses - to help you develop your manuscript and tell the story you want to tell in the best possible way.