Manuscript Appraisal

Feeling overwhelmed?

You've written your manuscript and you're just about ready to send it off... but now the butterflies start. Is it good enough? Do I need to edit a section or 10 yet again?

Let me help you. As a literary agent, I know a thing or two about manuscripts and publishing.

We will meet in two sessions via Zoom, focussing on developmental feedback and workshopping potential changes.

At the end of the first 60 minute session, you'll get specific ideas about what to shift, tweak or drop.

During our 30 minute follow-up, we will talk about any new questions that have come up and how to tackle future editorial advice to ensure you continue to share the stories you were born to write.

This is for you if:

You're a writer who has finished the first draft of your manuscript and you're wondering 'Is it good enough to start sending out to beta-readers, agents or publishers?'...


You're a writer who has already been submitting to agents and publishers without the success you'd hoped for and you're just not sure what might be stopping them from offering a contract...

You'll get:

I have a passion for reading your manuscript as your ideal reader would - and helping you identify all of the places they will laugh, cry, cringe or potentially shrug their shoulders in confusion.

I will read through your manuscript in full, taking notes along the way and then we'll spend an hour discussing in detail what works, what doesn't and what you might do about it. 

My sessions are always supportive and collaborative, but I don't hold back on telling you what you need to hear to get your manuscript to the next level.

Page count is based on 250 words per page with industry standard formatting, (double spaced, 1-inch margins, 12-pt font, readable font like Times New Roman, Arial or Calibri in a Word document).

Turnaround time on read-through is given once payment and manuscript have been received (approx. 4 - 5 weeks).

Fee payable in advance via PayPal.

Pricing: US$5/page, Minimum 100 pages, Maximum 400 pages


Maybe you need only 30 pages reviewed or want your whole manuscript looked over (maximum of 400 pages), we can work with that. Schedule a call with Anjanette to talk over your needs and get an accurate quote.

If you need only a few pages looked over or feel you need more than 100 pages appraised, schedule a call to learn more.


"My book - Too Tired To Cook was released a couple of weeks ago ... and the feedback has been amazing! I so appreciated all of your "constructive comments" that you gave me over the calls that we had. They were incredibly beneficial in helping me to craft a book that is easy to read, along with being entertaining and educational! Thank you so much for your help. There's no way my book would be getting this sort of feedback had I not given it to you to read in the first place. Big shift working hugs!"

Audra Starky

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