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Manuscript assessment

From: $700.00

SPECIAL OFFER: From now until 31 January, all KYD subscribers receive a 25% discount on any manuscript assessment service. Simply use the coupon ‘25JAN2016’ in the shopping cart to receive this discount.

‘Getting professional feedback on your work is invaluable, especially when you’re starting out as a writer. I submitted a short story to KYD’s assessment service and received a detailed analysis of the story’s strengths, as well as the areas that needed to be improved. With this advice in mind, I tweaked the story and ended up getting it published. I would definitely recommend this service to other writers.’
—Magdalena McGuire, whose workshopped story was selected for the annual Big Issue Fiction Edition

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Product Description

This product is a full-length work of fiction or non-fiction assessment up to 70,000 words. The assessment will take the form of comprehensive editorial notes – we do not supply annotated documents, or copyedits.

On payment, KYD Writers’ Workshop will be in touch to arrange the schedule for your assessment, as well as assign you to an editor. The turn-around for assessments is usually within four weeks, but sometimes the universe conspires to make this difficult, so please allow for some wriggle room at the pointy end, especially if you’re aiming to submit the work to a competition.