Editorial Assessment

Give your readers a book you know they will enjoy and learn from, plus something that you will be proud to share. We know you have put a lot of energy and dedication into your manuscript, but even experienced authors overlook their own mistakes sometimes. Since the editorial quality of your book will have such an impact on your readers and its ultimate success, it is important to have another set of professional eyes look over your book before it is published.

The Archway Publishing Editorial Assessment examines a portion of your work (typically the first chapter or about 1,700 words) and provides you with a specific sample edit. This edit includes changes you can make to improve your book as well as a general overview of your manuscript with constructive comments for improvement. To be clear, this is not a full manuscript edit and should not replace the rest of Archway Publishing’s editorial services.

The typical time frame for the Editorial Assessment is two to three weeks. After that time, your editor will provide suggestions for areas of improvement and tell you about other Archway Publishing editorial services. It is up to you to decide if you would like to purchase those services from Archway Publishing. If you choose to work with Archway Publishing for the rest of your editorial needs, your manuscript will receive the utmost attention from one of our professional editors, who will address the issues raised in the assessment and help you make your book the best it can be.

Please Note: The Editorial Assessment is not a replacement for our editorial services. Rather, it is a preliminary diagnostic tool, examining sections of the manuscript in detail to pinpoint areas in need of improvement.  Reviewers offer examples of items that could be strengthened and give critique and commentary across a range of topics.


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Almost nothing compares to publishing a book that is well edited and flows in a way readers can understand with clarity. Choose to make your book the best it can be with our Editorial Assessment. The typical timeline for this service is two to three weeks, depending on the work queue and the complexity of your manuscript. Call 888-242-5904 for more information or to purchase this service.

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