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Assessment for short works of fiction or nonfiction

From: $100.00

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.

‘Today I submitted my fourth short story to the KYD Writers’ Workshop manuscript service. Each story undergoes an assessment with one of KYD’s fabulous editing team… It’s excellent value given the work and time involved. The big-picture style of feedback helps focus the work and becomes the groundwork for the next redraft. I am thrilled to have discovered this wonderful service.’
—Julie Twohig

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Product Description

This product is a short work of fiction or non-fiction assessment between 2000 and 4000 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 two 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.