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How do you give your book its very best shot at getting published?

Manuscript appraisals offer qualified and constructive feedback about your work from objective established writers and/or editors. They can consist of a written report, a series of mentoring sessions, or a face-to-face meeting to discuss the work.

Karen’s service is designed to meet the needs of emerging writers who are working on book-length manuscripts, particularly of junior, teen and young adult fiction. Appraisals include advice about style, themes, characterisations, plot and structure, presentation and suggestions for editing and markets.

To arrange an appraisal, forward a cover letter with a synopsis of your book including the title, word length and intended readership, plus your contact details to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Manuscripts are then submitted in hard copy in correct editorial style, together with payment. Appraisals generally take four weeks to complete and are returned as a 3 – 4 page report. Mentoring services can be negotiated individually.


Manuscripts 10,000 to 25,000 w $300

Manuscripts 25,000 to 50,000 w         $435

Manuscripts 50,000 to 80,000 w         $525

Manuscripts 80,000 to 120,000 w       $600