The first time you show your work to someone
outside your family circle is heart-stopping.
Make it easier on yourself – show it to Jill first.
How it works
Jill is a member of the New Zealand Association of Manuscript Assessors, and has assessed hundreds of manuscripts. An impartial assessment of your completed manuscript can be absolutely invaluable in helping you to shape your book before submitting to a publisher or agent.
Unlike many assessors, Jill is happy to work on an electronic version of your manuscript. Not only does this speed up the whole assessment process (and save paper!), it also means that your copy edits are done for you on the document. In addition, it's the way that most publishers edit these days, so you can be getting used to the format for when you are published.
A Write Good Stuff assessment provides you with a comprehensive report covering all the areas relevant to you to get your manuscript to the highest quality possible. Most assessments give you this, but a WGS assessment also includes:
- The opportunity to discuss the assessment by phone, email or online meeting.
- Online assessments
- A light copy edit (ie corrections, spelling, punctuation, grammar etc)
- Maximum four-week turnaround
- Assessment of any fiction from picture book to novel, in any genre
Five chapter shape up
You'll probably know that publishers often ask for the first three chapters of your work. Get your early chapters into great shape with a Five Chapter Shape Up. Why five? Well, because:
- You can lose one or two or move one or two to make the biggest impact.
- In five chapters I can see trends that will apply to the rest of your book.
- You'll present the best three chapters to the publisher.
- Price by wordcount.
How to get your manuscript assessed
Click the 'get your manuscript/five chapters assessed' button to pay using Paypal. Paypal accepts payments using a Paypal account, and also using Visa and Mastercard credit cards.
Once you have completed payment you will receive a confirmation email from Jill.
Due to additional commitments, Jill is not able to take on manuscript assessments other than for existing WGS clients until further notice.
Prices are for a
|40000 – 60000 words||NZ$800|
|60000 – 80000 words||NZ$950|
|80000 – 100000 words||NZ$1250|
|Prices are by wordcount.
Email for further information, or for quotes on books over 100,000 words.