Revise and perfect your manuscript

Congratulations, you’ve finished your first draft! Now the real work begins

Revision made easy

Finishing the first draft of a novel is an enormous achievement to which very few people can lay claim. Revising your first draft can be just as difficult, but the value of thorough revision and careful rewriting should never be underestimated.

Great novels are made through effective editing, so we’ve put together two key service packages to help you through this arduous (but rewarding!) process:

  • Manuscript Assessment: Get thorough and constructive feedback to jump-start your revision process with a detailed report that doesn’t just identify the problems with your manuscript – it suggests real, workable solutions, too.
  • Developmental Editing: Our Developmental Editing package offers on-going support and extensive feedback from our resident book coach throughout the revision process.


Manuscript Assessment

Up to 90,000 words


  • 10+ page report with detailed and comprehensive feedback
  • Actionable solutions and guidance for the revision process
  • Our exclusive “cheat sheet” for independent authors
  • Weekly follow-up emails for two weeks afterwards

Developmental Editing
(limited availability)

per word


  • 10+ page Manuscript Assessment report with detailed and comprehensive feedback
  • Detailed, annotated comments on the first draft of your manuscript
  • A Skype session to discuss your first draft and plan your revision strategy
  • Day-to-day support throughout the revision process
  • An assessment of the revised draft of your manuscript
  • A second Skype session to discuss the revised draft and the future of your novel
  • Weekly email support for a period of three months afterwards


Who will I be talking to?

Jenna is the Editorial Director here at Author Secret. She holds a PhD in English Literature and has helped dozens of authors to complete and perfect their novels. You can read more about her on our About Us page.

Help! I don’t know which package to choose!

No problem – we’re happy to help you choose the right option! Simply contact us, let us know where you’re at with your novel, and we’ll take it from there.

How do you collect payment?

We collect payment securely via PayPal. All fees are quoted in US Dollars.

Ok, I am interested. How do I find out more?

Simply click the Learn More button under the package you are interested in.

Got any more questions? Talk to us.