Manuscript assessments

KYD Manuscript Assessments give writers honest and professional feedback from an experienced editor. We strive to assist you in making the work the best it can be – whether you wish to share the story with your friends or family, are planning to self-publish, or are intending to submit to a publisher or agent.

All KYD members receive a 10% discount on all manuscript assessment services. Simply use the code ‘SUBSCRIBE10’ at checkout.


How do the KYD Manuscript Assessments work? 

The KYD Writers’ Workshop offers manuscript assessment services for short and long pieces of fiction and non-fiction. Our assessments, in which writers work closely with the Writers’ Workshop staff, are the ideal way for writers at all stages of their development to get experienced, professional and objective feedback on a work-in-progress.

Assessments take the form of comprehensive editorial notes that examine the key components of the work (such as structure, character and plot), as well as identifying areas for further improvement. We believe these notes are the most useful form of feedback for writers at this stage of the manuscript’s development. We do not provide annotated edits, or any copyedits.

On payment, KYD Writers’ Workshop will be in touch to arrange the schedule for your assessment, as well as assign you to an editor from our workshop team.

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