Whether you're publishing your first book or your 100th book, we all need someone to offer a true, honest, un-sugar-coated, and thorough critique of our work. After all, it should be the best it can be not only when it comes to the mechanics (spelling, grammar, punctuation), but the content should also be intriguing, entertaining, or educational for readers. Select from our manuscript services below.
Reviews and Evaluations
Manuscript Diagnostic Review: flat fee, no length limit
The Manuscript Review is a shorter version of the Manuscript Evaluation. The Manuscript Review is good for self-published authors to get a shorter, one-page feedback of their material, usually after the editor has read a chapter or two of your book. Included in this is also a 500-word sample edit which includes coaching methods to apply during your revision process. Don't know what kind of edit you need? The Manuscript Review will tell you what level of editing will best suit your work as well as a price quote for editing.
Line Editing: priced per word
A line edit is a more in-depth edit, which will address the issues looked at in the basic edit, but also adds a level of freedom for the editor to reword awkward phrases, break paragraphs where/if necessary, and also make sure transitions flow easily from paragraph to paragraph, as well as chapter to chapter. This is usually the recommended level of editing if you do not want intensive content revision.
Developmental Editing: priced per word
A developmental edit typically consists of at least two rounds of editing, where the first round is mainly concerned with developing the content. The editor will point out where the story is lacking, where the writer needs to elaborate, and also identify any plot holes of major inconsistencies. The second round usually happens after the writer has made all the necessary changes, and follows the rules of a line edit. Keep in mind: a developmental edit is not a ghost write, but instead is intensive work on both the editor and writer. This is not recommended for writers who do not wish to revise their work.
Contact Rabbit & Leo for manuscript services
Our manuscript reviews, evaluations, and edits allow authors to take advantage of a personalized partnerships. Working with authors is our passion and look to give every manuscript its chance to succeed.