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Monday, 22 August 2016

Manuscript Consults

For the first time, Fraser Valley Writers' School is offering manuscript consults. Your manuscript will be reviewed for issues of plot, character development and setting features. This is not a copy editing service but it is a substantive edit, one that will help your story sparkle as you get it ready to send it out into the world.

How does this work?

1. You provide your manuscript in Times Roman 12 point font double spaced via an attachment along with a one page or less synopsis of your story which will clearly identify your protagonist and antagonist.

2. Once your submission is received, you will receive an email from us as to the cost of your review. The cost shall be based on $0.75 per page as this fee reflects the double spacing and font size. You'll be required to pay in advance the cost of the review as invoiced by either an e-transfer or cheque payable to the school.

3. The review will take approximately two weeks ( plus or minus 2 days on either side) once the fee has been received by the school.

4. As part of the review, you will be provided written notes of suggestions to improve the story and for those participants within the Lower Mainland or Fraser Valley, you will meet in person with the instructor who reviewed your submission for anywhere from an hour to two hours depending on the time necessary to properly discuss the work. For those outside this geographic area, there will be an attempt to arrange a Skype meeting or telephone call generated from the school (No long distance charges for you)

5. It is preferable that you submit a completed transcript but for those with a work in progress, please have a detailed outline along with your synopsis. Your work should have been self-revised regardless of its state of completion before submitting the work so as to enable you to get the best value from the service.

If you are interested in this service, please contact us at fvwschool@gmail.com

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