Manuscript Critique

What is a Manuscript Critique?

A manuscript critique is somewhere in between a beta read and a full developmental edit. If you’ve finished a draft of a manuscript and need skilled eyes to help provide some direction for revisions, this is an easy way to go about it.

What Does a Manuscript Critique Include?

A manuscript critique includes a summary of what is and isn’t working in your current manuscript. The feedback will mostly focus on the following:

  • Pacing/Beats
  • Character Arcs
  • Character Motivation

If there’s something specific you’d like me to look for while reading, we can discuss that before I get started. Think of this as a budget-friendly alternative to a full developmental edit. While the feedback is less extensive, it is a more affordable option.

What Does a Manuscript Critique Cost?

Brigham Editorial’s manuscript critique services include:

  • Developmental Edits with Editorial Letter – $15 per 1,000 words. This includes a single pass of the manuscript, as well as an editorial letter as outlined above.
  • Re-Read Report – $12 per 1,000 words. If you’d like me to take a second look at the manuscript after you’ve finished, I can do that and provide a summary of any further revisions that may be necessary.

How Long Does a Manuscript Critique Take?

Manuscripts up to 65,000 words will take two weeks from your scheduled start date. Manuscripts up to 100,000 words will take three weeks. If your book is longer than that, I can give you an estimate based on the word count.

How Do I Book a Manuscript Critique?

To book a manuscript critique, please complete a contact form. I can answer any questions you may have and then get you on the schedule as soon as there’s an opening. It really is that easy!