In a highly competitive market, you have to make publishers pay attention.
Submitting your manuscript to the Manuscript Appraisal Agency (MAA) gives you, the author, a competitive edge in the tough world of modern publishing. We offer:
We also offer (price and information on application):
- Manuscript Re-read
We will reread the first three chapters only, to make sure you are on the right track with implementing changes, this must be submitted within 8 weeks of receiving your initial appraisal report. (Price will be based on word count, price on application.)
- ‘Partial Completion’ Manuscript Appraisals
This is for authors who have written a percentage of their manuscript but who would like guidance before continuing. (Price on application.)
- Synopsis, Cover Letter and Author bio Editing/Writing
We will help you write/edit your Cover Letter, Synopsis and Author Biography. (Price on application. Prices will depend on what you require assistance with.)
- Author Website Copy Writing/Editing
We are not web developers, and we don’t pretend to be – but if you need help conveying your author brand then we might be able to help with the writing and editing of your web copy to ensure you are coming across to your audience as you intend. (Price and service on application.)
- Transcription Services (Price on application.)
- MAA Author Residency, The Blue Mountains, NSW
We also run a writing residency from our property in the upper Blue Mountains in NSW, about 1.5 hours drive from Sydney. The author’s accommodation is in the self-contained cottage located in the gardens of our property. During your stay you will have access to mentoring for one manuscript. Duration of the residency is determined client-by-client, to best fit their needs and the availability of the cottage/mentor. (This is a price on application service and is considered on a client-by-client basis.)
We also offer GIFT VOUCHERS in full or in part. Please contact us to discuss this further.
MAA Manuscript Development services
Very few authors work in isolation. Many writers – even established authors – do not hesitate to seek an outside opinion. The MAA team has been partnering with writers for over two decades to achieve the best outcomes for their work.
Our intention is to help you to see your work from a publisher’s perspective. We offer objective feedback on how your work might be received by a publisher based on market appeal, narrative interest and writing competency.
How can we help?
Whether you are trying to develop your writing style, tackle a plot line, or simply get a reaction to your work, our development services are a good place to start. We offer honest, objective and anonymous feedback to help you in that first step of your manuscript development journey.
We generally offer all clients manuscript appraisals in the first instance. If you then feel you are ready to move on to a more rigorous development program then we can discuss our mentorship and editorial services.
We will do our best to accommodate your needs and help you with the development of your manuscript, however we will not recommend a service that we feel you are not yet ready for. This is why our services generally commence with a manuscript appraisal as it gives us the chance to properly assess where your work is at.