Manuscript Evaluation Services

Kat is now offering manuscript evaluations for pre-pubbed or pubbed authors who would like a chance to vet their manuscript before submitting to publishers, contests, or self-publishing. 


If you have been getting rejections for a manuscript you feel strongly should succeed, or if you are interested in finding out whether your first three chapters have potential before you continue drafting, or if you are looking for ways to improve your manuscript in general, Kat's evaluation can help. 


Some of the areas Kat evaluates and comments on are:


  • Presentation (manuscript format)
  • Grammar, spelling, punctuation standards (generalized overview, no line editing)
  • Opening hook
  • Story mood
  • Conflict and Tension
  • Emotions
  • Sympathy/empathy for the main characters
  • Characterization: personality, believability, goals
  • Dialogue
  • Writing style (easy to read, clear, compelling, prose vs. dialogue)
  • Background information presentation
  • Point of view
  • Tightness of writing
  • Showing and telling
  • Descriptions and setting
  • Story logic


Additional areas of concern can be discussed. 


The fee structure is:

$25 for up to 10 pages.

$50 for the first 3 chapters (up to 50 pages maximum). 

Additional pages negotiable. Send an email to kat at katduncanwriting dot com



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