While friends and family can be a fantastic resource throughout the writing process, Frank & Co. is uniquely positioned to provide fresh and independent feedback to bring your work into perfect focus.

We value quality, integrity, and providing honest, constructive feedback to strengthen a writer's manuscript on the road to publishing.

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Packages Overview
Package Time Frame Price
1 × Manuscript Assessment* 7 Days $510
2 × Manuscript Assessment* 7 Days $918
3 × Manuscript Assessment* 7 Days $1377
1 × Sensitivity & Realism Reading* 7 Days $400
2 x Sensitivity & Realism Reading* 7 Days $750
3 x Sensitivity & Realism Reading* 7 Days $1100
1 x Compact Manuscript Assessment** 7 Days $200
Express Return* 3 Days + $90

* Indicates prices are based on manuscripts of up to 100,000 words. Please contact us directly for manuscripts that exceed the indicated word count.

** Indicates prices are based on manuscripts of up to 20,000 words.

Manuscript Assessment

A Frank & Co. manuscript assessment & editing package provides detailed feedback on narrative consistency, plot, characterization, pacing, voice, readability, & reader satisfaction. Every report includes a sensitivity & realism reading.

Package Time Frame Price
1 × Manuscript Assessment* 7 Days $510
2 × Manuscript Assessment* 7 Days $918
3 × Manuscript Assessment* 7 Days $1377
Express Return* 3 Days + $90

* Indicates prices are based for manuscripts up to 100,000 words. Please contact us directly for manuscripts that exceed the indicated word count.

What Can You Expect From Frank & Co. Manuscript Assessment?

  • Skilled & highly experienced readers
  • Fresh insight
  • Objective perspective
  • Privacy & confidentiality
  • A written report commenting on plot development, consistency, pacing, sensitivity, voice, characterization, readability, & reader satisfaction
  • A written report returned within 7 days of submission

Important Points to Keep In mind

  • An ability to receive honest and constructive feedback is crucial to the reader-writer relationship.
  • Feedback on a writer’s manuscript is ultimately one person’s experience.  Frank & Co. offer heavily discounted manuscript packages if the writer would like to have their manuscript assessed by a variety of readers.

Sensitivity & Realism Reading

When you write about a profession or experience that is outside of your own, research is important. This is another level to that research. We are here to support you in this process.

Package Time Frame Price
1 × Sensitivity & Realism Reading* 7 Days $400
2 × Sensitivity & Realism Reading* 7 Days $750
3 x Sensitivity & Realism Reading* 7 Days $1100
Express Return* 3 Days + $90

* Indicates prices are based on manuscripts of up to 100,000 words. Please contact us directly for manuscripts that exceed the indicated word count.

Reading a manuscript for sensitivity and realism in the portrayal of complex and diverse experiences is a process wherein a single reader assesses the sensitivity, accuracy, and possible interpretations of an author’s work. This is not a manuscript review to check for plot consistency, report on expression, character development, voice, or other technical elements of the manuscript, but a report to give authors new perspectives on those parts of their work where they feel their own expertise is limited, or where they feel a second (or even third) set of eyes will help them to gain insight on how readers from diverse backgrounds and experiences might interact with their work.

A single sensitivity report represents the responses and reflections of a single reader and is not a comprehensive overview of how every reader will interact with your work. It is the aim of Frank & Co. to offer authors a chance to test run their work in a confidential and safe environment without the pressure of an audience of millions. We hope that this report will bring you new perspectives on your work, and give you space to see the dynamic and diverse ways that readers might interpret your work.

Notes made on the reception of any given portrayal are not instructions to change or render controversial topics benign or invisible, but we hope will provide you with food for thought on what type of messages, images, or themes you want present in your work.

Here at Frank & Co. we aim to make the publishing world a more diverse, interesting, and open space for dialogue and high quality publishing.

We have readers specializing in many areas. Please browse our reader profiles to see what we can do to bring your manuscript into focus.

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What Can You Expect From Frank & Co. Sensitivity & Realism Reading?

  • Skilled & passionate sensitivity readers
  • Valuable insight
  • Objective feedback
  • Privacy & confidentiality
  • A written report commenting on characterization
  • A written report returned within 7 days of submission

Important Points to Keep In mind

  • An ability to receive honest & constructive feedback is crucial to the reader-writer relationship
  • Feedback on a manuscript is ultimately one person’s experience.  Frank & Co. offer discounted manuscript packages if the writer would like to have their manuscript assessed by a variety of sensitivity readers.

Compact Manuscript Assessment

Frank & Co. provides manuscript assessments on short stories, single or multiple chapters, and novellas.

Package Time Frame Price
1 x Compact Manuscript Assessment** 7 Days $200
Express Return** 3 Days + $90

** Indicates prices are based on manuscripts of up to 20,000 words.

Feedback is instrumental in the writing process. You can submit your manuscript to Frank & Co. for feedback and fresh perspective at any point along the writing journey.