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Editorial Assessment

With an Editorial Assessment, your editor will read your manuscript from a

macro, birds-eyeperspective. They will look at things such as:

  • Concept and Premise.

  •  Point of view (POV).

  •  Inciting incident.

  •  Genre and whether you are hitting the tropes.

  •  Structure—there's a huge difference between story and plot.

  •  Your hero and the hero’s journey.

  •  Characterisation.

  •  Show don’t tell.

  •  Protagonist vs Antagonist.

  •  Arcs—story and character.

  •  Narrative—flow and keeping it active.


If your editor feels the parts of the novel need to be reordered to make your story shine, theywill recommend this to you. Your editor will then compile a report detailing everything theythink needs to be fixed/amended/restructured etc., and then you, the author, make thechanges.

  •  Overuse of adverbs, cliches, etc.

  •  Dialogue—realistic and reflective of each character.

  •  Minutiae and mundane detail—should not be in your novel.

  •  Repetition.

  •  Tense—correct usage and consistency.

  •  Worldbuilding.

  •  Beginning and End of your novel.

  •  Chapters and Scenes.

  •  Issue and inconsistencies.

  •  Anything else that jumps out.

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