This is a general content edit that addresses the bigger-picture concepts of the manuscript. An editorial assessment focuses on plot and structure, setting and description, voice and style, narrative pacing and transitions, and other conceptual details.
At the end of the collaboration, you’ll receive an annotated manuscript with comments or highlights every 5-7 pages and an editorial review of at least 10 pages in length.
An annotated manuscript is a markup of the literature you provide. It usually includes comments in the margins and highlighted lines and sections, which can be evaluated using the key provided.
An editorial review is a written review that expresses primary and secondary strengths, primary and secondary concerns, questions, next steps, a key for the symbolism used to mark the manuscript, and a note to the author.
In an editorial assessment, the bulk of the attention and commentary is found in the editorial review.
An editorial assessment usually takes about 2 weeks to complete, depending on the length and maturity of the manuscript.
An editorial assessment is usually the first edit a manuscript will go through. It’s followed, most often, by a developmental edit. Though in some cases, if an author chooses to drastically revise the book’s content, a second editorial assessment may be necessary.