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Manuscript Evaluation

An experienced professional reviews and analyzes your manuscript’s digital file (MS Word or Text) and gives you the feedback you need on any weaknesses and suggests ways to improve your manuscript. You can then make the corrections yourself or request additional editorial services. We use the industry standard of 250 words per double-spaced page to gauge manuscript page count for evaluating manuscripts and for other re-writing/development efforts. (Example: if you have a 50,000 word manuscript, dividing that number by 250 means a page count of 200.)

We charge $2.65 per page for a manuscript evaluation (your work must be at least 10,000 words at a minimum). (If your manuscript file is not already double-spaced to help with readability and review, we will do that in the version we read/review for you.) To calculate your cost for this service multiply your page count, calculated as we show above, by our per page fee and if that works for you please contact us via email, telling us your word and page count and we’ll reply with details confirming pricing, delivery timing of our evaluation report and how to schedule and get started.

Important Note: Please let us know if English is not your primary language or if you are not fluent in it (both verbally and in your writing). This is important because it will likely make reading/reviewing more time-consuming, which requires higher pricing.

100% of the manuscript evaluation service fee is credited towards any additional re-writing/editing work we do for you if you engage our additional help within 15-calendar days of delivery of the manuscript evaluation.

We also offer to credit a percentage of the manuscript evaluation fee if we’re engaged to help you later on (up to 90 days):

  • 75% if engaged 16 to 30 calendar days after delivery of our manuscript evaluation report
  • 50% if engaged 31 to 60 calendar days after delivery of our manuscript evaluation report
  • 25% if engaged 61 to 90 calendar days after delivery of our manuscript evaluation report

Sorry… after 91 days we cannot credit any of the manuscript evaluation fee towards other work on your project.

Some (not all) of our Feedback & Testimonials

  • “’The moon mocked his baldness even more than the girls in the village.’ –> LOL. That made me laugh. Great story! Especially the irony at the end, how it was his personality the girls didn’t like, not his baldness. Nicely done ♥” Nyan C.
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "The First Werewolf"]
  • “It was great how the reader could go through the whole life of the main character. I didn’t want the book to end…” SG
  • “I wanted to thank you for the beautiful posts you wrote recently. They stay with me for a long time. I hear the words in my heart and always amazed at their timing, with things that happen in my life. It gives me strength. Please keep inspiring us all.” Galit Breman
    [subscriber to www.DennisLowery.com]
  • “I do have to say your work is very impressive. You know what you are doing.” Rob M
  • “I still look forward to reading your writings every day.” All the best, Kelly W
  • “I love your posts and shared the one I especially loved from the airport, The D’Inja, with my husband – we had such a good laugh! It was hilarious.” GB
    [blog subscriber at ww.DennisLowery.com]
  • “Great advice and beautifully written.” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Marguerita M.
    posted at Goggle+
  • “I like it!!! You have me hooked. The descriptions aren’t overwhelming. The dialogue seems realistic and I could see this becoming a novel soon. Nice job on this piece!!!” Adrianne Avery
    [about reading an excerpt from an early part of The Devil’s Writer]
  • “Let There Be Light | Creating a Life Worth Living is wonderfully written!” Rod Merritt
  • “I realize you probably get hundreds of email messages, and I don’t expect mine to stand out any more than anyone else’s would. Your writings, on the other hand, seem to have come into my life at just the right moment. I’ve just read “Of A Death…and A Life”, and while I know they weren’t, your words could have been written for me.”
  • “Dennis is a highly skilled writer, editor, and mentor. He believed in me and my book KH601 from the beginning and helped me make an idea and dream become a reality. More importantly Dennis helped me capture and record some of the most important aspects of my career in the Central Intelligence Agency and my life on paper. For this I will be forever grateful.” Richard Irwin
    Chief Operating Officer (COO) at SNVC
  • “And finally, big thanks to Dennis Lowery, who helped to gel the story, and stitch it all together. Without his guidance, this project would never have been finalized.” Barbara Benke
  • “Good hearted people need to read this.” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Rebecca W.
    on Facebook
  • “The Dripping Sound” is Absolutely Terrific!!! It captured and lured me as Alfred Hitchcock would have. Jaye M.
  • “Dennis, well, I’ve perused your sites, and ALL you’ve put out there. I must say NOTHING and no one comes close… not even 10% of what you present. [This next is to his attorney who is reviewing my standard agreement]: I have talked to a number of prospects [writers] and none come close to how I feel about, Dennis.” L .M. [ghostwriting client prospects, name withheld due to confidentiality - commenting via email]
  • “Mesmerising…” Nina M.
    [on reading an excerpt from "The Forbidden Journal"]
  • “My appreciation and thanks also go to Adducent (under their Fortis publishing imprint) for giving an unpublished writer a chance and for the editorial and administrative support they provided.” Bud Durand
  • “A special thanks to Dennis Lowery. Thank you for your support and guidance through this project; you have helped me make this dream a reality.” Carisa Bisagno
  • “Your posts embrace universality, and address the human condition as it is. We all need to strive to go that extra mile. One of things, I enjoy while reading your posts, is that you show no reluctance in revealing innermost thoughts. The sense of realism is also present,yet with a seemingly effortless way.” NMJ
    [subscriber to www.DennisLowery.com commenting at Google+ on the post: Oxygen mask...]
  • “Dennis Lowery showed me how to get the project across the goal line. Without him, my book may not have been published.” Kerry C. Kachejian
  • “He tells his story with such compassion that one really feels that he is sitting with you, telling his story.” Vicki Hubbert
  • “I just read the book Sky High. I found this book to be very inspirational for me. I can’t wait to order this book for not only my daughter but also my granddaughter who will both benefit from this wonderful book.” Kathy Rosson
    Amazon purchase of "Sky High | No Goal is Out of Your Reach"
  • “First off, I love the cover. Again your descriptions here were amazing! I don’t know how you do it. It made me feel like I was in the main character’s body. I like how you use more complex language in this piece. And the descriptions are really realistic. Nice job on this piece!!!!!!!!!!” Adrianne Avery
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "The First Werewolf"]
  • “I will share this with many that need that understanding. Well written… this is a life lesson. [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Jonnie D.
    on Facebook
  • “Dennis is highly competent, expert editor and writer, exhibits excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. His creativity is unprecedented and noteworthy.” Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris
    Director, Center for Women Veterans at Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • “Finally, the world is getting to know what we’ve already known all this time . . . that Dennis Lowery has quite the imagination . . oh, and he can write !!!” Dulce Fazel, Esq.
  • “The estimable Dennis Lowery has brought forth a host of thoughts in this poignant and eloquent post. It’s masterfully written, and thought provoking.” Lina A.
    [blog subscriber at www.DennisLowery.com commenting on the post: Not everyone understands honesty… but everyone understands punishment]
  • “This is the first essay I read on Figment.com aside from the typical story variety, and to be completely honest, you have a really amazing talent for weaving inspiration with your words. I’m sure your daughters appreciate the beautiful message you put together for them. I really enjoyed the rawness in your tone throughout this essay. It was heartfelt and captured the message with a polished simplicity that is very rare in writers today. I really appreciated that aspect of your writing. The only critique I have is that I have nothing negative to critique about! And I guess that’s a good thing! Overall, bravo! I honestly enjoyed this, and I hope to read more of your writings and stories.” :)))))) Miss J.
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "About Being Good... to Others"]
  • [To Dennis Lowery] “I shared your website for I think you are an amazing writer!” Ana C
  • “Interesting and suspenseful. I really enjoyed reading this book. It kept my attention, I can’t want for the next one!” Cindy Chaney
  • “I enjoyed the Mirabella book so much it was hard to put down once I started reading it. I look forward to reading other books you have written or published. Thanks a lot.” Kathy Rosson
    posted on Facebook
  • “Well written and well put, Dennis!” Michael Koontz
    [Commenting on "A Ring... to bind them?" at www.DennisLowery.com]
  • “How moving.. and what pearls of wisdom in this…” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Linda A.
  • “You guys ROCK!!!” Cherie R
  • “While writing a book is often a constant journey of starts and stops, Dennis provided the motivation and expertise to get me over my last “stop.” Dennis, understanding the importance of the message the book contained, pressed me to get it out—and provided the ultimate vehicle for my doing so.” James G. Zumwalt
  • “I would like to express my deepest appreciation for the unwavering support of my publisher, and friend, Dennis who created an environment in which I was able to explore without boundaries both the idea and practice of becoming a published author. His steady hand, sense of humor, and perspective on life as a Navy veteran were a match for my style from day one. Thank you, Dennis for your partnership, mentoring, and coaching through one of the most challenging years of my career. You inspired me to live and write with the Navy core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.” Dr. Curtis L. Odom, Ed.D.
  • “A great and indeed agonizing story of a young girl who experiences life changing events in a short period of time. Evil meets good face to face. This novel was surprising, captivating and brilliantly written.” Tutu
  • “This was a really well thought out book, I loved the characters and the plot. I loved the little fantasy elements that opened up amazing avenues in the book, with talking animals, talking books and all sorts of other delights. Highly recommended. Reminded me a little of the Harry Potter books – but without the magic, and maybe also of the Spiderwick Chronicles – but without the freaky creatures.” Buddy
    [Review of Mirabella and the Pearl of Chulothe]
  • “I’ve had the good fortune for the past five years to work closely with Dennis on several different book projects. He is a highly skilled writer and editor and showed unequaled patience when answering the mountain of any questions I presented him on a regular basis. I know I was not his only client, and was impressed by his management ability to work with other clients but to ensure my projects kept moving forward so as to meet the agreed upon deadline and deliverable date. He is the consummate professional whose attention to detail and work ethic is beyond reproach. I continue to work with Dennis on other projects and highly recommend him!” Greg Slavonic
    Rear Admiral (Ret.), US Navy, Senior Executive | Communications & Public Relations | Marketing | Public Speaker
  • “I have been on the road. Went to Office Depot and printed all. Everything is awesome; I love it! Great minds think alike.” –Business executive/ghostwriting client comment via email on reading the final draft of the adventure/thriller novel written for him based on his rough idea.]
  • “Dennis, the project went exactly as you described it when we first spoke. As I mentioned during our last conversation, your insight, direction, and patience were invaluable to me as I learned about the process and asked a seemingly endless number of questions. I have no doubt that you spent significantly more time guiding me through this process than you had planned, and I am grateful for your kindness and generosity. It is extraordinarily refreshing to work with someone who does what he says he will do, on time, without excuses or drama, and delivers a finished product as promised. I wish more people would conduct business in the manner you do.Many thanks for your help and best regards.” George W. Clarke, President, Clarke Resources
  • “The author has not only created a wonderful mix of fact and fiction, he has created characters that are very believable. It makes you believe the characters in the story are real. Usually this is the part of stories that are missing. The story line is great but the characters are flat. Not so with this one.”
  • “I love what you shared here.Beautiful words and how true.” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Mylah N.
    posted at Goggle+
  • “After reading through this draft I am truly overwhelmed with gratitude for such a meaningful quality product. I believe this book will be a blessing for many people for years to come.” Ghostwriting Client (name withheld due to confidentiality agreement)
  • “Fantastic writing. Captivating. A book for all ages, you do not get much of those! Cannot wait for the next one.” Miemie
  • “Your, ‘What Wasn’t There…’ is absolutely beautiful… quite lovely and honest” JM, Connecticut
  • “Thank you so much, Dennis! Thank you for sharing with us your wonderful gift for writing!!” L. DeHope
  • “Very nice writing!” [comment upon reading, “Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun”] Alexander M.
  • “Love it!” Patsy D
  • “Excellent short story. Your writing style reminds me of my favorite short story author–O’Henry!” [comment upon reading, “Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun”] Jim Zumwalt