Manuscript Assessment & Appraisal


In-Scribe offers a leading manuscript assessment and appraisal advice service that provides expert, market-aware appraisal and advice to writers at all levels.

We would love to help you with your manuscript, prior to you sending it to a Literary Agent / Publishing House – or self-publishing.

We’ll help you with plot direction, characterisation and even aid you in choosing a book title too.

We help with book manuscripts, short stories, competition entries, scripts and screenplays as well.

We give writers and authors an honest, detailed and professional manuscript appraisal, helping them to understand what they need to do, in order to give their manuscript a winning chance.

Our success rate is very high, one of our clients got signed by a leading London Literary Agent within three weeks of our assessment and copy-edit!

If you are writing a novel, a short story, a children’s book, non-fiction/factual book, a script, screenplay or poetry and would like guidance and support, an assessment will also provide practical guidelines for self-editing (we can copy-edit for you as well, and will reduce the cost of two packages, if bought at the same time).

Our in-depth appraisals and assessments include annotations made directly onto the Word.doc (copy) of your manuscript – as well as our written (emailed) Report. The annotated manuscript gets right to the heart of the matter and enables you to work on your manuscript in a very fluid way.

Our developmental advice will help you with your narrative elements, showing you what you’re doing well, what’s working less well and why, and how to get your manuscript in the best possible shape.

Included in this package, you’ll receive:

professional, independent editorial overviews of your work;

help with plot direction, if needed;

constructive advice on chapter headings and formatting;

we’ll guide you through the submission process, too (if you choose the Agency / Publisher route)…

– and advice on whether to opt for self-publishing or choose to submit to Agency/ Publisher.


*Our quotes are based on word count.