Tag: critique


Articles / On Editing

When to Hire an Editor Now that you have your manuscript written, you’ve revised it and handed it out to people who gave you their honest opinion, and then revised and polished it some more… it’s time for the final stages so you can publish your creation for everyone to read. You can see the end in sight, the light at the end of the...

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Articles / On Editing

Manuscript Assessment A manuscript assessment has several names: assessment, critique, analysis, evaluation, etc. But what does it do? It is an editor’s evaluation of a story as a whole. It points out the strengths and weaknesses of a manuscript to help the author find problem areas at an early stage in the writing and polishing process. The assessment looks at several areas that contribute to...

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Kathie's Corner

Pre-readers   Just what is a pre-reader? Who are they? How can they help? In my opinion, pre-readers are your cheerleaders. They read along either as you write, chapter by chapter, or when your manuscript is finished. Then they make comments on what works for them and what doesn’t. See that last bit? The best pre-readers will tell you when something doesn’t work. Having said...

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