The process of working with Louisa has been fantastic. She’s clear, reliable and has given me valuable feedback on my manuscript submission.
Justine Sless, Award-winning short story writer & stand-up Comedian
Louisa was a fabulous editorial support. Direct and coherent in the advice she offers which has been honed by her years of experience.
Eleanor Jackson, award-winning poet, essayist and editor-in-chief of Peril.
Louisa has consistently delivered high-quality, well-written copy and always to deadline. Her enthusiastic yet professional manner has made her a pleasure to work with.
Sharon Green, content manager, Assemblo
I’ve just sent off my first manuscript submission. I highly recommend working with Louisa particularly for newbies to the publishing game like me!
A manuscript report is for you if:
You have a complete draft (80-100K) of your memoir or non-fiction, and the query or synopsis, and you need some objective feedback because you’ve done all you can on your own. This ISN’T a copy edit but rather structural notes on the shape of the story. Need a copy edit or a proofread instead? This package is probably a better fit.
Perhaps you’re not sure where the story sings and sags, if you’ve started it in the right spot, or whether some parts need clipping or re-shaping? I will give your manuscript 2-3 read-throughs and provide you with a detailed guide you can use as you re-shape your book.
When you receive your report, you can confidently make changes to your manuscript so that it’s in prime position to submit to your dream publisher. I’ve worked on hundreds of manuscripts and my passion is non-fiction. I won’t molly-coddle you and I’ll be honest because my goal is to get the manuscript in a submittable state. Please don’t book this report if you only want positive feedback! My goal in analysing your story is to work like a surgeon: to draw out the redundant words or storylines, streamline the plot, bring your awareness to repetition and keep the pacing moving along. If you’re ready for a deep-dive analysis of your baby (yes, I know just how much work writing a book takes!) then let’s chat about working together.
What is a manuscript report?
Read this blog post for a clear idea of a manuscript report and some tips for how to assess your own manuscript.
My fee is based on reading time (2-3 read-throughs), writing time (12 pages of notes for you to use as you re-shape your book) as well as a 1 hour skype or zoom to discuss any questions you may have from my notes.
Your report includes:
- Twelve pages of structural feedback on your memoir or creative non-fiction as well as a track changes edit of your book synopsis and/or query. This will involve me giving it two full read-throughs.
- A one hour follow up call to discuss any queries you may have around my feedback so that you can move forward confidently.
Sound good? Send us an email via the button below to book in a complimentary 15 minute chat about your project and my availability.
PRICE: $1400 USD
Email me to line up a 15 minute chat about your book to see if we’ll make a good fit.
We’ll send you a quick questionnaire about your manuscript, a written agreement, and an invoice for pre-payment.
You receive your feedback report within 30 days of payment and an acuity invite for a follow-up one hour call to go over any questions and next steps for you.