Manuscript Assessment

Manuscript Assessment and Essay Appraisal:

Are you looking to improve your writing? Perhaps you’ve written a travel story or an essay for publication and are seeking a peer review. Or maybe you’ve reached a point where you’re not sure how to proceed. Here's a chance to up your game and get a manuscript critique.

Take advantage of an invaluable opportunity to receive an appraisal of your work by award-winning writer Chris van Ryn. A well-critiqued manuscript provides a robust writing framework, increasing the chances of publication.

A manuscript appraisal considers:

  • Story structure,

  • Narrative and emotional arc

  • Plot development,

  • Pace and tension

  • Setting

  • Conclusion

Step 1: Submit your essay or travel manuscript as a Word document here.

Step 2: Pay via PayPal or Direct Debit. See Payment terms below.

Step 3: Your manuscript will be reviewed and you will be provided with a practical, informed and constructive report within 10 working days from receipt of your document.

Step 4: Review the report and take advantage of a 20-minute follow-up phone call (Zoom or Skype) to further discuss points raised in your report and address any other questions you might have.

Note: A manuscript review is not an editing service. If you would like your manuscript professionally edited go here and request a quote.

Payment Terms:

Manuscripts Appraisal is charged at a word rate of NZ 0.25 cents.

PayPal (for NZ and international payments):

Direct Debit (NZ payments only): 06-0101-0812112-25

When paying, note your name as a reference