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Manuscript Evaluation

Manuscript Evaluations offer an unpublished writer the opportunity to have their latest works reviewed and critiqued by a professional writer. This can be a valuable resource for writers looking to publish their work in the future and can help a writer develop their personal writing skills. Before looking into a manuscript service, complete a good portion of your work and read over it, editing it yourself. Like presenting your work to a publisher, you want to put your best foot forward; sending in a first draft of your work will not be your best.

There are many sites that provide manuscript evaluation for writers:

  • The Saskatchewan Writers Guild (SWG) provides this service to any writers in Saskatchewan over the age of nineteen.
  • The Writers’ Union of Canada ( provides a similar service as the SWG.
  • There are also online manuscript evaluations available to writers, each varying in quality.


  • When submitting your work for evaluation there is most often a fee, which generally is associated with the number of pages or by the number of words. Check the service guide lines to price.
  • Remember also that at this point in your writing your manuscript will need to be typed and in a general manuscript format.

For information concerning manuscript evaluation see the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild website ( , which provides an outline of what an author can expect as well as cost and manuscript formatting for submission.

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