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Manuscript Assessment ($0.0175/word)

Get an expert analysis of your story

I’ve finished my draft

…and I know something is missing but I can’t figure out what it is or how to fix it

I’m querying my book

…but only getting crickets, or the occasional “I didn’t connect with your writing”

I would like clarity

…on what areas I excel at and what areas I could improve upon as a writer

I would like to know

…the exact steps I need to take to take my manuscript to the next level and become a stronger writer

What’s Included

MINI BOOK FOUNDATIONS DOCUMENT & INTAKE Q&A
Learn more about you, where you are with your book, & the support you need

STORY ANALYSIS: BIG PICTURE
Deep dive into what’s working in your story as well as what could use some improvement—with an explanation of why and actionable steps on how to fix it

EDITORIAL LETTER (4+ PAGES)
Detailed overview of your manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses, with clear instructions on how to solve the issues at hand

COACHING CALL
60-minute coaching call to discuss feedback + next steps

ADDITIONAL HELP
Additional readings, resources, exercises, cheat sheets, and other materials where applicable—such as the Inside Outline* (Fiction) or Outcome Outline* (Nonfiction)—to clear up certain story elements and help you improve your craft

*Author Accelerator signature tools that work for all types of writing styles—including plotting, pantsing, and plantsing
Outcome

✔️Clear revision plan—clarity on how to approach your book revision

✔️Overview of craft issues to keep in mind

✔️Knowledge on what is working in your book and what can be improved

Looking For A More In-Depth Edit?
Try A Developmental Edit!
Developmental Edit ($0.03/word)

Get a complete and thorough analysis of your story

I’ve finished my draft

…and I know something is missing but I can’t figure out what it is or how to fix it

I’m querying my book

…but only getting crickets, or the occasional “I didn’t connect with your writing”

I would like strong guidance

…and a thorough and complete analysis of what I could improve in the book

I would like to see

…exactly where in the manuscript I need to make improvements and know exactly how to go about it

What’s Included

MINI BOOK FOUNDATIONS DOCUMENT & INTAKE Q&A
Learn more about you, where you are with your book, & the support you need

STORY ANALYSIS: COMPREHENSIVE & THOROUGH
Deep dive into your story and thoroughly examine every element, why it is or isn’t working, and how it can be improved—with an explanation of why and clear, actionable steps on how to fix it

EDITORIAL LETTER (8+ PAGES)*
Detailed overview highlighting your manuscript’s strengths + thorough overview of the issues that might be holding your manuscript back, with actionable steps on how to solve them

IN-LINE COMMENTS*
In-line comments throughout your manuscript, showcasing where exactly the issues addressed in the editorial letter arise

COACHING CALL
90-minute coaching call to discuss feedback + next steps

ADDITIONAL HELP
Additional readings, resources, exercises, cheat sheets, and other materials where applicable—such as the Inside Outline** (Fiction) or Outcome Outline** (Nonfiction)—to clear up certain story elements and help you improve your craft

*NOTE: The editorial letter is an overview of the issues found in your manuscript on a macro level, while the in-line comments show you exactly how those issues translate on a micro-level in your writing
**Author Accelerator signature tools that work for all types of writing styles—including plotting, pantsing, and plantsing
Outcome

✔️Roadmap on how to get your book publish-ready
✔️Comprehensive understanding of everything that needs to be improved in your manuscript
✔️Markers for the exact places in your manuscript where the issues are, with advice on how to solve them
✔️Increased knowledge of craft and storytelling, explained through your own writing

Not Ready To Commit To A Full Edit?
Try A FREE 2-Chapter Edit & Evaluation!
2-Chapter Edit (FREE)

You’d be surprised at how much can be shown from just 2 chapters
It is, after all, what agents and readers base their decision to keep reading on

I understand the view is limited

…without being able to see the entire manuscript, but I see value in having a professional look over my work

I would like feedback

…on my first pages, whether I’m starting my book in the right place, whether it will grab readers’ or agents’ attention from the start

I am curious

…about getting an edit or an assessment of my manuscript, but I want to start with a few chapters first to see how it works

What’s Included

CLIENT INTAKE Q&A
Learn more about you and where you are at with your book

SHORT EDITORIAL LETTER
Editorial summary on the first two (2) chapters that touches on your strengths and what could use improvement, with a list of clear, actionable next steps

IN-LINE COMMENTS
In-line comments throughout your first two (2) chapters, showcasing where exactly the issues addressed in the editorial letter arise

ADDITIONAL HELP
Recommended reading material or workbooks if applicable

Outcome

✔️Clarity on what is working and what isn’t in your manuscript, based on your first two chapters

✔️Clear steps forward on how to address those issues

Still Not Sure Where To Start?
Read Our FAQ!
FAQ

Get your questions answered

What is the difference between a Manuscript Assessment/Evaluation and a Developmental Edit?

A Manuscript Evaluation is a big-picture, macro-level analysis, while a Developmental Edit analyzes the story at both the macro and micro level

A Manuscript Evaluation is a story analysis that thoroughly examines key elements of your story and its strengths and weaknesses. There are no in-line comments. A Developmental Edit is a thorough and comprehensive analysis of your story that will help you understand what is working, along with areas of improvement. It’s both a macro-level analysis of the overall story, and a micro-level examination of each story element separately, paired with in-line comments that help explain where in your manuscript the issues and strengths come across.

Which of the two is right for me?

Either is right for you if you…

✔️Have a finished draft you would like to improve but are not sure how to go about it
✔️Have been querying or pitching to agents and are either not hearing back from them or receiving rejections
✔️Are open and receptive to feedback and are looking to learn and grow as a writer
✔️Understand the value of professional feedback on your work

Developmental Editing is a better option if you…

✔️Don’t get overwhelmed with lengthy and elaborate feedback
✔️Would rather have someone point out every area of improvement at once rather than have to go through multiple rounds of revisions

Who is this level of editing NOT right for?

✔️If you are only looking for reassurance or confirmation and aren’t open to honest feedback that may be hard to hear
✔️If you’re only looking for copy editing or proofreading and you aren’t willing to put in the work or do a major overhaul if your story requires one

How long can I expect this service to take?

About 1-2 weeks, depending on the length of your manuscript

What are the 5 levels of editing (i.e. developmental editing, content editing, line editing, copy editing, and proofreading) and which one is right for you?

Mary Cadman
Writer
Mary Cadman

“Working with Robin has given me renewed enthusiasm and confidence about my story that had been stuck in the doldrums for over a year. In just a few weeks she helped me identify and strengthen the foundations of the story, giving me the clarity I needed to progress to the next draft. I particularly valued her ability to ask the tough questions and provide feedback on my work in an incredibly thoughtful and compassionate way. I can totally recommend her.”

Bob Kong
Script & Screenplay Writer
Bob Kong

“I’ve consulted with Little Red Bird Publishing for my script writing and articles. Each time, Robin has delivered work that exceeds my expectations and transforms my work into the best version it can be. I owe many of my personal successes to Little Red Bird Publishing and the numerous perspectives offered and delivered here. I’ve been more than satisfied each time!”

Elizabeth Viscomi
Writer & Illustrator
Elizabeth Viscomi

“My session with Robin was a wonderful experience. She listened to my worries, helped me gauge which goal to focus on, and provided me with feedback and information in a coherent and supportive manner. Her enthusiasm and gentle demeanor gave me confidence to pursue a personal passionate creative project, and I look forward to her endeavors.”

Rebekah Heishman
Health & Life Coach | Tailored Keto Health | Author of My Tailored Journey
Rebekah Heishman

“I would recommend Little Red Bird Publishing to anyone in a heartbeat! There is no one else who I would trust to help me with the editing and publishing of my book. I have zero regrets, and I can look back at the whole process with good memories because she took the pressure I felt with certain tasks and made it an enjoyable thing! She has exceeded all of my expectations and is such a joy to work with. Somehow, Robin takes the tasks that I ask her to take care of and helps me to still be a part of it without it being stressful. That’s exactly what I wanted and needed more than I could even express. It’s very clear that her goal is to help you achieve the outcome you’re after. If you feel intimidated or overwhelmed, this is your girl. I have full confidence that she can do anything she puts her mind to and all of her work is praise-worthy.”

Laura West
Comedian & Motivational Speaker | LOL Ministry Production | Author of Out of the Darkness
Laura West

“Two years ago, writing a book and having it published was on my bucket list. But in all reality, I had no hope of seeing it come to fruition. Until I was introduced to Robin and Little Red Bird Publishing. That introduction changed our lives. I would so recommend Little Red Bird Publishing to everyone. Robin was kind, loving, patient, and an incredibly fast worker. In fact, she had our book published within a month — absolutely amazing! If you are like us and feel it’s just a dream to have your book edited and published, contact Robin today. We can testify that she can make your dreams come true.”

Brianna Wolfe
Writer | Author of My God Is So Big
Brianna Wolfe

“I recommend Little Red Bird publishing to anyone who wants to make their dream of writing a book come true. Robin makes the whole intimidating process of writing, editing, and publishing incredibly easy through a simple step by step process. One of the things I loved most about working with Robin was her organization throughout the whole process! The vision of my book that I had in mind turned out better than I could have imagined thanks to Robin and her patience and diligence. She is always ready to answer questions and has impeccable work ethic. My book was published within a month of sending it to her! It was a pleasure working with her, and I highly recommend Little Red Bird Publishing to any other writers out there!”

Attila Vágó
Writer | Tech Blogger | Author of It’s Cold, Ma, It’s Really Cold
Attila Vágó

“Publishing a book is daunting, and I was about to give up on my dream of turning my manuscript into a book. Then Robin saved me. I was able to sit back and let her take the lead. I really enjoyed her methodical, transparent approach to self-publishing. I knew exactly what stage we were at, at all times. Always very clear and prompt in communication and very much on time. She gave me a lot of confidence and guidance and, thanks to her, the book was published on time, as expected, without any hiccups. The smoothest collaboration ever. Hire her with confidence. She’ll get you published.”

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