Manuscript Appraisal


Many people would like to write a short story, novella or novel. If you are one of them, but would like professional feedback on your manuscript, then please read on…

I enjoy encouraging fresh talent or helping more experienced writers develop their work further by offering constructive criticism.

I have over fifteen years experience working for The London School of Journalism and Writing Magazine as a creative writing tutor. I also read for the Romantic Novelists’ New Writers’ Scheme and review books for the Historical Novel Society.

If you have a manuscript (or a partial) that you would like professional, supportive feedback on then contact me below with the details to receive a reasonable and realistic quote.

“If it’s your ambition to write novels, novelettes or short stories, but
you don’t know where or how to begin your writing journey, Valerie could
definitely help. She is an experienced London School of Journalism tutor
and novelist who has written many novels and novelettes, and she really
knows her subject. She is also a great editor and appraiser, and has
been a mentor for the highly regarded Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme for many years.”   

Margaret James, novelist, journalist on Writing Magazine and teacher of
creative writing.

Here are some comments from my previous students:-

“Valerie is a wonderful mentor and tutor. She helped me a great deal in polishing my manuscript and showed me how to improve the structure and flow of words in my novel.”
Abhinav Kaushik

“Valerie was my tutor in a short writing course. She was serious and competent, strict and encouraging. I can never forget her valuable feedback, which helped me a lot. I was lucky to have her as my tutor.”
Guisi Rotondo

“Valerie was a great tutor for the online course that I followed. She always gave me constructive feedback, and was honest to let me know when something worked and when it didn’t.”
Tanja Bisgaard

Please contact me for further details of rates.

(Please note: this is not a proofreading service, although common errors will be highlighted. Refunds are not available during or after appraisal. I will read most fiction genres except erotica.)

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