- August 3, 2016 at 7:02 pm #27075
I have written a manuscript for a novel that exceeds the 120,000-word limit of Writers Victoria for them to assess it. Mine is now down to 137,967 words. To reach the 120,000-word limit I could possibly cut a chapter without seriously affecting the rest of the story, but there’s some cool stuff in it and things that give a better understanding of other parts of the story that I don’t really want to lose.
I am considering hiring the services of Manuscript Appraisal Agency at http://manuscriptagency.com.au/. Does anyone have any experience with them? I will also welcome recommendations for other manuscript assessment services.
August 3, 2016 at 11:46 pm #27079
- This topic was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by Craig Woodford.
Sorry for the double post. I have just been reading on the Writers Beware website http://www.sfwa.org/other-resources/for-authors/writer-beware/editors/ that most publishers disregard comments like, “professionally edited” in a manuscript submission, and can even think that the writer has been duped.
My interest in hiring an editor is in using their feedback to improve my skills as a novice writer. Anyway, I have also found Bedlam Books Manuscript Assessment Service at http://www.bedlambooks.com.au/. Does anyone have any experience with them, or have another service they can recommend?
August 6, 2016 at 11:25 pm #27157
- This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by Craig Woodford.
I’ve decided to support the local writing community and go with Bedlam Books. As I am a first-time writer, they’ve only asked for the first 10,000 words to do a mini-intensive assessment. It costs $150.00 and is expected to take six to eight weeks. I’ll report here as things progress. That is if no one minds that I multiple post in this thread.August 25, 2016 at 11:28 pm #27806
I would love to hear about your experience when you get your work backFebruary 4, 2018 at 8:35 am #35023
Craig: How did the assessment go with bedlam books?
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