Full Report

Our most comprehensive report
a full MOT on your manuscript

Is This The Right Report For Me?

Writing a novel is a lonely business. Whether this is your first draft or your tenth, it's probably just been you and the words for much of the journey. And when you're so close to the thing, it becomes pretty tricky to see where its strengths and weaknesses lie. If you're looking for a rigorous, practical and comprehensive evaluation of your manuscript – advice on where to take it next, and how – then this report can help.

You’ll receive a 2,000 word report on your novel’s plot, structure, character development and dialogue, as well as on the quality of your writing itself. Your reader will suggest the key areas to look at in your next edit, and they’ll suggest where your book might sit in the current market.


We want to keep this part really simple: no confusing pay structures, no per-page fee. Instead, we have two flat fees for a full read: one for works under 50,000 words (YA and children’s novels, novellas) and one for those under 100,000.

For works up to 50,000 words £375
For works up to 100,000 words £500

Works over 100,000 words are a little different, simply because they take the reader longer to read and report on. Get in touch with your requirements and we’ll be able to figure out the right package for you.

How to Proceed

If this sounds like just the thing you need, and if your novel is less than 100,000 words, you can book a reader below. Upload your full manuscript, along with a covering letter telling us a bit about your novel and what you’re looking for from us. Please ensure your files are in .doc or .pdf form – our website isn’t keen on .pages, unfortunately.

Our team will review your documents, and if we think we’ve got the right reader for you, we’ll approve your request and notify you by email.

Once you’ve been approved, you’ll be able to purchase the report and we’ll get your manuscript straight over to our chosen reader. We’ll have the report back to you within 4 weeks. If you want it faster than that, select the ‘Express’ option at checkout – we’ll get it back to you in 7 working days, for a fee of £100. Please let us know in your message if you'd like to take up this option.

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