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Mini Manuscript Evaluation

Manuscript Critique

Mini-Manuscript Evaluation Service

All authors have doubts about their writing and worry that they haven’t brought their characters to life or that the story is weak or lacks drama.

As authors, we know just how hard it is to write a strong work of fiction and that’s why we have been offering full and mini-manuscript evaluations for years.

You want to make sure that your fiction is as powerful and compelling as it can possibly be and we want to help you. When you are involved in the writing process, it’s difficult to be able to spot any areas of development because you are too close to the story-line. This is why we can help. We read and re-read your opening chapters or stories, ascertaining whether the plot is compelling, unique and credible. We consider every aspect of writing to ensure your manuscript has a fighting chance in a very competitive marketplace. Then we provide professional and thorough feedback that will help you to polish your writing to perfection. 

A mini-manuscript evaluation service is designed to bring your writing to life.

Thorough and nurturing – feedback is in-depth.

This offer is ideal for anyone who would like detailed clarification of their writing and an open and honest appraisal designed to help improve their work of fiction leading them confidently towards publication. 



Choose from:

The first three chapters of a novel – up to 20,000 words collectively
Three stories – equaling up to 14,000 words collectively

An evaluation takes approximately two weeks but we do provide you with an estimated completion date when booking.

Please note that this is a professional service where we highlight all the important aspects of fiction writing.

What’s included?


Compelling opening



Descriptive passages

Action scenes

Strong plot

Twist ending

Strong style etc.

The usual cost of a mini-manuscript evaluation is £39.95 but you can book an evaluation now for just £22.50

(Valid for 3 months from the date of booking)

Ready to go ahead? Make your payment and then submit your first three chapters/three short stories to this email address: [email protected]

This offer is open to writers worldwide but manuscripts must be typed and written in English.

Still not sure? Take a look at just some of the feedback we have received through our complete evaluation service:


Liz Richards: I had my articles assessed and Annette was able to highlight key areas that might stop my work getting published. She was really thorough and it has helped me to really look at my article writing in a new light.

Jilly Smith: I sent in three short stories for the adult market and the feedback was really useful. Annette specified areas that needed improvement and gave me confirmation of the areas that I had written well. It was a really honest appraisal and I would definitely use the service again.

Mark Taylor: I’m writing a crime novel and have got to chapter six currently. I chose to use the mini critique service because I started doubting how well the novel was going to turn out:

1. Was the plot deep enough so far?

2. I wanted to know how my main character came across

3. I was really struggling with sub-plot.

 The report back was very detailed and revealed pointers that I hadn’t even considered. I’ve also booked in on Annette’s coaching service as I realise there are some techniques that just aren’t quite strong enough-yet. I will use the critique again for sure once I have completed my novel.

Mark Whiteway:

“The job of Author can be a lonely road. When you are on an unfamiliar road at night it might be the right road or it might be the wrong road. Or you might have come off the road altogether and not realised it! An experienced second pair of eyes can give you redirection or reassurance, both of which are immensely valuable. Annette’s mini-critique was well structured and well thought out and strengthened my confidence in my work. The only improvement I can think of is that where the work needed tweaking, one or two quoted examples and suggestions for possible improvement, would have helped put me a little more firmly on the right track.

“I will definitely be submitting the full manuscript to her for a full critique, and would heartily recommend her services both to authors who are starting out and to those with rather more experience.”

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