Manuscript Evaluation

Presenter: Greg Ioannou
 Number of sessions: 1

Length: 1 hour
Language: English
Level: Introductory/Intermediate
Member price: $42
Non-Member price: $60

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The rise of self-publishing has vastly increased the demand for an old editorial skill — manuscript evaluation (also called critiquing). Often you’ll be asked to edit a manuscript that just isn’t ready for editing. An evaluation lets you guide the writer through the task of reworking the manuscript. A properly prepared evaluation looks at a wide variety of aspects of the manuscript, pointing out what’s working and what isn’t. Evaluation is what beta readers think they are doing, but at a much more professional level. This webinar will discuss how to evaluate fiction and non-fiction manuscripts.

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to guide writers through extensive, focussed rewrites of their manuscripts — and will understand their own writing better, too.

This webinar is geared toward editorial professionals who want a better understanding of manuscript evaluation so that they can include it in the editorial services they offer clients.


Former disc jockey Greg Ioannou evolved from a record reviewer in his spare time to a professional editor running a publishing company and a crowdfunding site.

Twitter: @GregIoannou