Manuscript Evaluation

Writing a memoir can be a lonely process. As a memoirist myself I understand the emotional investment that accompanies the writing process. Our Manuscript Evaluation service offers constructive and sensitive feedback on your memoir. We have two services:

  

  • ​Short Extract (5000 words) - £60

  • Longer Extract (15000 words) - £180

 

For this service we offer editorial feedback for memoir and nonfiction only.

How it works: 

  • Book your free consultation.

  • Submit your memoir extract and payment.

  • After payment has been received, I'll get in touch about any areas of concern you would like to focus on. If you’re submitting to publishers & agents, feel free to send along a covering letter and synopsis.

  • You'll receive a document with suggestions for edits (MS Word Track Changes) and a written report to discuss structure, plot, point of view, characterization and narrative pace.

  • Short extracts take about 1 week. Longer extracts about 3 weeks.

  • You may submit a follow-up email with any additional questions.​

“Julianne doesn’t impose her own aesthetic but carefully and thoughtfully responds to the text, offering feedback that is encouraging, helpful and rigorous. Julianne is a delight to work with – endlessly patient; highly professional; and always encouraging and insightful."

 Gayelene Carbis, award-winning writer of poetry, prose and plays from Melbourne.  

About me 

 

My name is Julianne Ingles. I'm an editor, writer and the founder of Guts Publishing. My background includes an MA in Creative & Life Writing and an MA in Modern Literature, both from Goldsmiths, University of London. My editing experience includes our Stories About Penises anthology and our Cyber Smut anthology. I also provide editing services to private clients. I have over 15 years of experience as a tutor - in creative writing, academic writing, and English as a second language. I sincerely enjoy life stories and understand the unique challenges of writing a memoir. I'm here to offer thoughtful feedback, suggestions for improvement and professional guidance. If you'd like to have a phone chat or Skype chat, please get in touch.

“Working with Julianne was a joy. Her editing notes were considerate, meticulous, and always warranted. Your story is in safe hands with Julianne."

— Adem Ay, London writer and filmmaker.  

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