Fiction Feedback offers services in two general areas; critiques and editing. We match our team of expert editors as best we can to your manuscript (MS) and your experience.
Critiques are short reports that highlight major strengths and weaknesses and make some suggestions regarding how you might improve the MS. They are useful pointers and an affordable means of getting professional feedback on your writing. We offer 1-3 independent critiques on your writing.
Editing is where we examine your MS in depth.
Developmental editing looks at the structure, narrative arc, pacing, characterisation, writing style and story of the novel. This kind of editing comes first, and is what most people think of as editing. We provide a long, comprehensive report which is complemented by comments to the MS. Every aspect of the MS is analysed and suggestions made throughout for how you might make improvements.
Copy-editing comes after that. It looks in detail at the prose and corrects matters of grammar, spelling and punctuation, checks or questions facts, identifies anachronisms and establishes consistent style guides for such things as the formatting of numbers and times.
To customers who’ve benefited from any of our editing services, we offer free advice on publishing and in certain cases recommendations.
Editing services are charged at a rate per 1,000 words and can be paid for by instalment. For customers returning to Fiction Feedback within 6 months, we offer a 5% discount on any service.