Editorial services and fees – Reader’s Report

  1. Indicative costs.

The Reader’s Report on fiction costs £100 if your manuscript is under 100,000 words,£120 for 100,000 to 150,000 words and £150 for 150,000 to 200,000 words.

On non-fiction the charge is £120 for under 100,000 words, £150 for
between 100,000 and 150,000 words and £180 for 150,000 to 200,000 words.

    1. What is included in the service

The Reader’s Report offers a short, clear and honest assessment of your work.

It will offer informed comment on 


  • the content
  • the storyline (if appropriate)
  • the style and tone

The reader will also indicate whether or not, in their opinion, further work on the manuscript will improve its chances of publication. 

    1. What is not included in the service
  • advice on submission to agents and publishers
  • copy editing


  1. The manuscript is provided on CD; flash drive or email attachment as a Word Document.
  2. Corrections are made on a copy document using Track Changes.
  3. A copy of the original document and a copy of the changed document are returned to the author in the medium originally selected.
  4. Authors wishing to have the editing done on a hard (paper) copy should discuss this prior to engaging in a contract with Jane Thomas.



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