Opening Section Review – Jericho Writers
Jericho Writers
4 Acer Walk , Oxford, OX2 6EX, United Kingdom
UK: +44 (0)345 459 9560
US: +1 (646) 974 9060

Opening Section Review

This editorial review will address the style, structure and pacing of the first 20,000 words of your manuscript.

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.

Turnaround time:
Usually three – four weeks

£350 (GBP, 10% discount available for Premium Members)

Why Choose Us?

Our Writer Support Team hand picks the perfect editor to work on your manuscript from over fifty professionals we’ve worked with for years. That means you’ll get the most valuable report possible from an editor who knows your genre inside out.


Jericho Writers has made me think about my craft and has made a real difference to my writing. I would recommend their editorial feedback services wholeheartedly.

Martin E

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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!

Opening Section Review


Opening Section Review

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Frequently asked


Who will be giving the feedback?

An editor who best suits your editorial content. 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.


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 trade fiction and non-fiction. We are not suited to edit academic texts.


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.