Full Fiction or Memoir Manuscript Review/Evaluation

Looking for an expert to review your manuscript as a whole, to help identify its strengths and weaknesses and offer guidance about what to do next? This full manuscript review is equivalent to a top-line developmental edit. Although I am an avid reader of many different genres, there are a few that I do not coach:

  • Erotica
  • Horror
  • Christian/religious
  • Anything with excessive violence, especially violence against women

I am part of a network of coaches, though, and could probably direct you to someone who coaches the genres I don’t.

CAVEAT: If you’re looking for reassurance or praise, someone to tell you your manuscript is polished and ready as it is, I am most likely not that person. I will always be honest, but kind. I have yet to review a manuscript that really was publication-ready and that had no big issues. Although opinions can differ, of course, my read is based on extensive knowledge, experience, and training.

If you’re willing to accept constructive feedback, I’ll read your manuscript carefully and provide a minimum 2-page editorial letter that highlights what you’re doing right and what needs some work. I’ll also recommend next steps and offer suggestions about ways to strengthen the manuscript. And I’ll do it not only with professionalism, but with kindness and respect for you and your work.


Let’s have a conversation about your project!

Just complete the form at the link below, and I’ll get in touch with you to set up a no-obligation Zoom call to discuss your project.

“I can’t thank you enough for all your work on my Ms. Many of the things you noted were problematic I also had misgivings about. What’s great, though, is that you offered a path forward, and I’m eager to dig in . I am very appreciative of your valuable work. “

Catherine M.

Book Coaching Client

“Susanne’s manuscript review offered some much-needed encouragement and perspective on my second novel at a time when I was struggling with a short deadline and the typical sophomore book obstacles. Her sense of story and pacing was a true gift and made a significant difference in the final draft.”

Deanna Cameron