Opening Section Review
Our Opening Section Review will provide you with detailed editorial feedback on the first 20,000 words of your manuscript. Our editors read, digest and absorb your work, then they’ll tell you how to improve it.
You’ll get detailed, structured editorial feedback, including suggestions and techniques to help you address any problems raised. If you’re writing fiction, your editorial report will also give thoughts on plot and character development. Your editor will tell you in detail what’s working, what’s not working, and what you need to do. It will help you iron out any issues with the start of your manuscript, or act as a sense-check before you write more.
This service is ideal if you’re just starting out and looking for some experienced direction and advice.
Opening Section Review at a glance:
What you get:
Detailed feedback on the first 20,000 words of your manuscript (any genre) with helpful suggestions and techniques to improve your writing which can then be applied to the rest of your manuscript.
Usually three – four weeks
Want detailed advice on your plot?
Then we’ll have to read your entire manuscript, in which case you need the full manuscript assessment service.
Book your Opening Section Review today
Get detailed editorial feedback on the first 20,000 words of your manuscript by a professional editor.
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.
- 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!
Who will be giving the feedback?
An editor who best suits your editorial content.
Can I contact the editor directly?
No, but their in-depth report will contain actionable advice for you to progress with your manuscript.
How long does it take?
The turnaround is usually three to four weeks.
What genres do you accept?
All. Fiction and non-fiction.
I’m not in the UK, is that a problem?
No, we work with writers all round the world.
Can you help me find an agent?
Yes, you can log onto Jericho Writers’ AgentMatch, our database of over 1,000 UK and US literary agents.
Need some extra help?
Get in touch with our Writers Support team who will be happy to help!