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Manuscript Assessment: Giving Your Manuscript the Best Possible Start

Good books matter. They inform and inspire. They spark joy. They nurture imagination. They mould our minds and beliefs. In the current climate of near peak content saturation, shaping written works from final drafts into polished, quality products is more necessary than ever. In the end, the more care and attention you put into your book, the more you will get out of it.

At Tellwell we care about quality, and we take pride helping our authors along the publishing journey to reach their goals of creating the best possible outcomes for their projects. This is why we now include a complimentary Manuscript Assessment service in all of our publishing packages. This week-long assessment period begins as soon as you submit your manuscript to your Project Manager. During this time, our talented team will take a close look at your manuscript to make sure it is ready to move on to the next stage of production. The assessment includes:

  • reviewing your manuscript for any design complexities
  • sending it to one of our editors for a complimentary sample editing service
  • making sure it adheres to our manuscript submission guidelines.


During the sample edit, one of our editors will cast their eye over a small section of your manuscript and provide constructive feedback on how to refine your project and make it stand out from the rest. This can include paying attention to spelling, grammar, punctuation, and style; addressing the pacing, flow, and characterization; and/or providing advice on language use and consistency. All these elements affect the meaning of your book, and thereby the impact it will have on its target audience.

After the assessment is complete your Project Manager will send you your sample edit, and will provide you with some guidance on how best to move forward with your project. This may include a recommendation for editing services, or some tips on formatting for submission, or some advice on how best to proceed with the layout and design of your book.

When you work with Tellwell, you have the final say when it comes to your book project. One of the benefits of working with us is that you remain in the driver’s seat, retaining complete control over the direction your book takes; we’re right there in the passenger seat holding the map. By assessing your manuscript we’re helping to give your book the best start possible, while helping to navigate the route to the highest quality outcome.


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