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 Evaluation: flat fee based on less than 80,000 words

If you're looking to self-publish your book and need someone to read it to let you know the honest truth about it--strengths, areas for improvement, characterization, plot holes, you name it, then the Manuscript Evaluation may be what you're looking for as a self-published author. The Manuscript Evaluation includes three to four pages of honest feedback from not just an editor, but also as a reader. This service comes with a 500-word sample edit that includes coaching methods to apply during your revision. Don't know what kind of editing you need? The Manuscript Evaluation will tell you what level of editing will best suit your work and provide a price quote for editing.

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.


Manuscript Editing

Basic Editing: priced per word

A basic edit--or copyedit--focuses mostly on correcting incorrect grammar, spelling, punctuation, and syntax. It checks for consistency within the writing, but oftentimes will not correct it, but call it to the writer's attention if it's an in-depth issue. This is usually recommended after a line edit, but should not be the only edit of any written work.

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.