Jericho Writers
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Children’s Manuscript Assessment

Get feedback from world-class children’s Editors with an in-depth report on how to improve your writing.

Children’s Manuscript Assessment

Our exceptionally strong children’s editing team includes writers who have won or been shortlisted for some of the most significant children’s book awards.

In this Children’s Manuscript Assessment, we’ll read your entire manuscript and give you structured editorial feedback that you can use to craft your work into shape. If your editor thinks your work is ready, we’ll also help you find the right agent, for free.

Children’s Manuscript Assessment at a glance

What you get:
Your report will address the style, structure and pacing of your manuscript. It will also feedback on your plot, your character development and how suitable it is for the children’s market. Your editor will tell you in detail what’s working, what’s not working, and what you need to do to get a publishing deal, or to make it as a successful self-published author.

Turnaround time:
Usually three – four weeks

Price:
Dependant on the length of your manuscript. You can find the pricing structure below.

How does it work?


Writing for children is one of the most joyous activities under the sun. It’s also one of the hardest. If you’re serious about getting published, send your manuscript to us. Tell us what it’s about, and feel free to mention any specific questions you have, or problems you’re struggling with. We’ll match your work with one of our experienced children’s editors, and they’ll put together an instructive, comprehensive editorial report for you.

Your report will address the style, structure and pacing of your manuscript. It will also feedback on your plot, your character development and how suitable it is for the children’s market. Your editor will tell you in detail what’s working, what’s not working, and what you need to do to get a publishing deal, or to make it as a successful self-published author.

Literary Agents


If your manuscript is great, and we mean really great, we will do what we can to make sure your work gets in front of one of the many agents we work with. We have outstanding links with literary agents and have placed work with leading literary agencies in the UK.

Our editors act as our talent scouts; if they are seriously impressed with your work, they’ll let us know and we’ll use our contacts to get your manuscript the attention it deserves. There’s no cost for this – if our editors think your work is good enough to get an agent, we want to help make that happen.

Picture book Assessment Literary Agents

What our customers think about our editorial services

Extremely useful. Very clear guidance. I could not have asked for any better, frank direction. Money extremely well-spent.

Michael S

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Our Guarantee

We’re confident that we’re the best at what we do. That’s why we offer a guarantee for all the editorial work we undertake.

We promise:

  • To give you a stringent, in-depth report.
  • To use an expert editor with authority in the industry.
  • To consider the market for your manuscript.
  • To be honest and constructive.
  • To respect your copyright.
  • To pitch your work to agents on your behalf if, in our view, it is strong enough to be marketed.
  • To respond honestly and in good faith in case of problems,
  • To advise you honestly, always.

We’ve had thousands of satisfied customers – and helped countless writers like you get agented and published. Join them!

Children’s Manuscript Assessment

Children’s manuscript assessment

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£350.00 > £350.00
A guaranteed 4 week turnaround

Express Children’s manuscript assessment

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£437.50 > £437.50
A guaranteed 2 week turnaround
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Frequently asked
questions

1

How do I submit my manuscript?

Do you have manuscript or screenplay in need of a professional set of eyes? Here are the steps to follow:
1) Select your word count in the box above.
2) ‘Click on “Add to basket’
3) Once you’ve made your payment, you’ll be sent an email with a link to upload your manuscript.

2

How should I format my manuscript

Please use an easy-to-read font like Times New Roman, 12pt. Don’t forget to also number your pages and use double spacing.

3

Should I include my illustrations (picture books only)?

You’re more than welcome to include your illustrations when you submit your picture book(s) so your editor can have a look. Don’t have any illustrations? Don’t worry, this isn’t essential and in fact if you’re thinking of publishing traditionally, publishing houses will often provide their own illustrator.

4

How long will it take to match my manuscript with an editor?

We aim to match you with the right editor within 2-4 days. We’ll get back to you as soon as the choice has been confirmed.

5

How do you choose the editor?

We match manuscripts based on 15 years of experience working with our editors. We consider editor experience, their genres of interest, and whether they themselves feel they are the right fit for your work. As all our editors are freelance, this depends on availability.  

6

Can I choose my editor?

If you have a particular editor in mind, we will of course do our best to match you with them. We cannot guarantee this, however, as all of our editors are freelance and there are times when they are unavailable due to demand and/or other commitments.

Once you have placed your order, you’re welcome to send a shortlist of 4-5 editors from our website (and we’lll do our best to place you with your preferred editors.

7

Is there a discount for resubmitting the same manuscript for a second read?

Yes. You’re entitled to a 10% discount if you’re submitting the same manuscript again for a full manuscript assessment. To get the coupon code you need, just get in touch!

8

What if my book is good enough? Will you help me find an agent?

On some occasions, an editor will flag a manuscript as submission ready. When this happens, a member of the Jericho Writers team will look at the author’s agent submission pack and provide some free advice on it, plus access to AgentMatch. On some occasions, where the manuscript shows real promise, we’ll also approach agents on the author’s behalf.

It’s worth noting however, that this service is reserved for manuscripts which editors believe have strong commercial potential and are of a very high quality. Please don’t be disappointed if yours isn’t selected – most manuscripts require quite a few rewrites before reaching submission standard!

9

Which editorial service is right for me?

We offer quite a few editorial services so you’re right to take the time to consider all of your options. You can take a look at all of our editorial services here. You might also like to read our article explaining all the different types of editorial services. If you’re still not sure, feel free to get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to offer more advice.