Managed Appraisal Services
Have your writing assessed by one or our expert tutors and receive guidance on how to make the most of your writing.
If you would like a piece of your writing reviewed by one of our experienced, professional tutors, we can do this for you. We will review:
- short stories
- radio and TV scripts
- stage plays
- all fiction and non-fiction books, including outlines and synopses
- blogs - NEW
The review will include comments on style, content, suitability for the chosen market and any other aspect considered appropriate. You will receive a thorough, straightforward and honest opinion from an experienced tutor – just like you would as one of our students.
Plus, if you make your payment online you can join our Student Community where you can chat with Writers Bureau students in the forum and contribute to the student e-magazine – Chapter and Verse.
See What Others Say
‘I just wanted to say a big thank you to your tutor for the appraisal. It was very thorough, really helpful and much appreciated.’
Getting a professional assessment of my work was the best thing I did for my writing. It was great to have my writing taken seriously and it has it spared my friends and family from having to say nice things to me. Your tutor’s comments have fundamentally changed the way I write and they gave me the inspiration, energy and confidence to carry on. Thank you.'
‘Please pass my thanks on to your tutor for a very detailed and extremely useful appraisal. I was encouraged that she liked my ideas, and I will do my best to act on all her advice, which is very much appreciated.’
'I am delighted with the detailed and useful advice from your tutor and would be grateful if you could thank her for me. Not only did she provide constructive information on how to strengthen the impact of my story by getting the reader firmly on the side of my main character but she also picked up on problems with dialogue punctuation and sent me some notes to guide me in the future. I really appreciate her guidance and I will get to work on the amendments straight away.'
How To Send Your Manuscript
You can send your manuscript by email (up to 10, 000 words) or post. With each manuscript state clearly the market this is intended for. If it has been written without a specific market in mind, please say so. Make sure you give a word count. We aim to return work within 14-21 days, but it might take longer for novel-length material, if our tutors are to go through it and comment in the detail we require.
We will do our best to take care of your manuscript but we cannot be held responsible for material lost in transit – so please keep a copy of everything you send to us.
Sending Your Manuscript by Post
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