Manuscript Appraisal

Assessing all types of fiction and memoir, I understand the special needs of emerging writers. I’ve 25 years experience in developmental editing, mentoring and editing at all levels. If you are thinking of going the indie route and publishing digitally, I can help with advice on formatting, finding cover and interior designers, etc. More information available at: patrickdevalera.com/manuscript-development-services/

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction
Editing, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring, Ebook Creation
Ariel Editing Service

This is an editing service for those who wish to make their writing shine. Ariel Editing offers manuscript appraisal, copy editing and proofreading across genre. With fifteen years’ experience, Katia has nurtured countless beginner writers to publication, as well as helping established writers polish their work. From large-structural editing to the tweaking of syntax and punctuation, Katia helps individuals and organisations to meet their writing goals.

Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International
Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring
Author Write

John Harman has written for a living all his working life and has assessed scores of manuscripts. He offers careful analysis and assessment of your fiction or non-fiction, resulting in a detailed report covering every aspect of your writing, followed by meetings, either face to face, conference call or Skype, to discuss your assessment and next steps. A number of manuscripts John has assessed have been published.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Travel
Editing, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring, Other
Bedlam Books

Bedlam Books provides honest, professional appraisals, always treating the author’s efforts with respect. We evaluate the manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses, and show how the work can be further crafted. Where appropriate, advice on marketability and approaching publishers is also provided. Two levels of service offered: Intensive Assessment (for emerging authors), and Manuscript Assessment (for more experienced writers). For more information see our website.

Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History
Manuscript Appraisal
C Word Creative

Specialising in manuscript development, structural editing and ghostwriting, C Word Creative also creates engaging web content, corporate communications and technical publications. Tamyka holds a Master of Arts (Writing) and a Bachelor of Science (Physics), and gets a kick out of helping others succeed.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International
Editing, Typing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Legal, Mentoring, Ebook Creation, User Pays/Self-Publishing Services, Other

editors4you.com, managed by senior Accredited Editor & professional writer Gail Tagarro, offers editing and writing services in fiction and non-fiction. Services include editing: structural, copy, thesis; proofreading; manuscript appraisal; ghostwriting. Gail’s publishing industry exposure and 25-plus years’ experience, professionalism, and professional qualifications (MA Linguistics, AE, Dipl Journalism) ensure a quality outcome for your work.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Travel, International
Editing, Typing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring, Ebook Creation, Other

We offer a full range of writers’ services to optimize your chance of being published, or to prepare your manuscript for self-publishing. You will find everything you need, from writing workshops to improve your chances, manuscript appraisals, editing and proofreading, to book cover design, illustration for picture books, and layout of your book for print or eBook. We can even help with publishing and marketing.

Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring, Design/Illustration, Ebook Creation, User Pays/Self-Publishing Services

Irina provides professional advice to aspiring and established writers of both fiction and non-fiction. She offers detailed, clear guidance on how to improve the structure and narrative flow of your novel and the content and presentation of your non-fiction manuscript. If Irina considers your manuscript is publishable, she will prepare an impressive proposal and act as your agent in sending it to publishers.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International
Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring, Printing, Design/Illustration, Ebook Creation, User Pays/Self-Publishing Services
Leviathan Editing

Need a manuscript assessment, a copy edit, or a proofread? Leviathan Editing ensures constructive, sensitive treatment of your manuscript. Petra is an accredited editor with the Institute of Professional Editors and a manuscript assessor with Writers Victoria, covering all genres, including fiction, non-fiction and educational.

Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, Education/Reference
Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal
Marisa Wikramanayake

Marisa is a Perth based freelance fiction & non-fiction editor and journalist. She has worked for Seizure, Hardie Grant Publishing, Galle Literary Festival, government departments and organisations and has written for national newspapers, for TV and radio news and for online publications. She is a MEAA (WA) & DWOA committee member & member of the Society of Editors (WA) & convened the 2013 IPEd Conference.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International
Editing, Proofreading

Natasha Gilmour has years of experience acquiring, editing, and representing bestselling fiction and non-fiction in the print and digital markets. Natasha has substantial in-house experience in publishing and has worked with many aspiring authors, guiding them to the stage where their manuscript is taken seriously. Her eye toward manuscript details and overall cohesiveness raises the quality of your writing. Offering an all-inclusive writers’ service to improve your chance of being published, or to polish your manuscript ready for self-publishing. You will find everything you need, from structural editing, copy editing and proofreading, to writing your synopsis, author bio and more. Natasha can help with self-publishing and submissions to traditional publishers.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, Travel
Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring, User Pays/Self-Publishing Services

Non-Fiction Manuscript Development/Appraisal Service: Rhonda Whitton provides: manuscript appraisal, mentoring and manuscript development. No-nonsense advice on content, writing style, editorial issues and strength of writing. Editing available. Rhonda is a journalist, experienced writing teacher and corporate trainer. She conceived/compiled first five editions of ‘The Australian Writer’s Marketplace’. Book Proposal Appraisal Service available based on ‘A Decent Proposal’.

Auto/Biography, Non-Fiction, Education/Reference, Travel
Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring
Power of Words

Jennifer at Power of Words provides quality solutions for producing a book yourself, using print on demand. Focusing on success, we help non-fiction authors with marketing, assessment, editing services, and affordable layout for ebook or print. IngramSpark specialist.

Digital/E-Publishing, Non-Fiction, Education/Reference, International
Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring, Design/Illustration, Ebook Creation, User Pays/Self-Publishing Services
Strictly Literary

If you’re a writer you create visions, dreams and experiences. We transform your knowledge, imagination, memories and experiences into digital products which can be shared, traded, sold, adapted, improved and ultimately re-purposed and curated for ongoing new audiences around the world. This means words, pictures, music, designs and games. Our services can help digitally package, present, distribute and sell your products to a global market.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International
Editing, Proofreading, Mentoring, Printing, Distribution, Ebook Creation, User Pays/Self-Publishing Services
Tony Ryan Editorial

Every text needs an editor, an expert set of eyes to anticipate your readers’ needs and give them no excuse to stop reading. By shepherding writing to publication, Tony helps readers to enjoy books, students to learn from course materials and communities to form around websites. (He can un-dangle a dangling phrase from 100 paces, too!)

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International
Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Ebook Creation

Every good writer needs a good editor, someone who can tell the author what works and what doesn’t, what material to develop and what material to cut, someone to help with grammar and spelling, and to ensure that you are reaching the intended audience. Wordplay’s goal is to make your manuscript the best it can possibly be, offering substantial editing, copy editing, proofreading or assessment.

Crime, General Fiction, Romance, Short Stories
Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal