Manuscript Review Services

Our Manuscript Review and Editorial Services are intended to assist those looking to improve their manuscripts before sending on to potential publishers or agents, or those interested in self-publishing. Whether you’ve submitted your manuscript to several publishers to no avail or are looking to send it off for the first time, we are here to help. With years of editorial and publishing experience, our team can provide customised editorial feedback and that critical grammatical review in a quick and timely fashion.

 

First Impression Report:

A line-by-line analysis of your first 5,000 words that offers general editorial suggestions on pacing, dialogue and plot, and reviews grammar. This option is particularly useful for those who are looking for professional feedback on an initial concept.
*This report will usually take 5-7 business days.

R1,000

 

First 15,000 Word Report:

A thorough critique of your first 15,000 words, covering pacing, dialogue, plot and characterisation, as well as spelling, grammar and punctuation. In addition to receiving the line-by-line edit suggestions, you will also receive a one-page report on problematic areas and suggested solutions. This option would suit anyone who is considering submitting to an agent and/or publisher and would like their submission to be as polished as possible.
*This report will usually take 10-14 business days.

R2,250

 

In-Depth Report:

A bespoke service that focuses on the manuscript in its entirety. In addition to covering all grammar and syntax issues, you will also receive an overall suggested edit. The depth of the edit will be dependent on the standard of writing and will be agreed upon in advance. This option would suit anyone who may have received rejections from agents or publishers and who would like a professional edit before starting the submission process again, or those looking to self-publish. For the in-depth report, a sample of the manuscript must first be submitted and accepted for review. Following that, a fee dependent on length and requirements, will be agreed upon.
*This report will usually take 3-4 weeks.

From R5,000

 

Ghost Writing:

In addition to our Manuscript Review and Editorial Services we offer a ghost-writing service for those interested in writing non-fiction. Services cover initial meetings, interviews, book outline and writing of original content based on interviews and research conducted. This is the option for anyone who has a story to tell but doesn’t have the time or writing skills to do so. Time will vary depending on the size of the project.

Please contact us for a quote.

For more information please email fran@burnetmedia.co.za. Include “Manuscript Review Services” in the subject line. 

*Please note all deadlines will be set upon submission and an initial review of the manuscript. We will endeavour to return the work as speedily as possible but not to the detriment of the quality of the edit. Should you wish to speed up the process we may charge an additional fee.