"I knew there were problems with my manuscript but couldn't quite pinpoint exactly what they were. I was too close to see what was wrong. Treasured Love had been through four rounds of edits and it wasn't quite right. I knew my plot was good but my characters weren't quite lifting from the page and I didn't know why.
I sought out the expert manuscript assessment services of Word Witchery and I'm so glad I did. Anna Cleary not only pointed out the deficiencies in my characters, she also made very valuable suggestions on how I could fix them. Her honesty and insightfulness has given my manuscript a new lease of life and I can finally see Treasured Love reaching its full potential.
Thank you Word Witchery your assessment was worth every cent."
Kendall Talbot, ARRA and Ruby Award Winner
"I completed my first manuscript to the best of my ability before getting it assessed by Anna Cleary. She was extremely thorough, made a lot of helpful suggestions, all while being really encouraging about my story and my writing. It made the task of revising less daunting. I will definitely send my next manuscript her way after such a positive experience."
"I approached Word Witchery to appraise my third novel because between them, I knew Amy and Anna had a LOT of experience writing and developing novels. Other appraisers I've used have not been experienced writers and I found this made all the difference. The feedback I received showed genuine appreciation for my genre and was delivered in the most helpful and productive way. They helped me identify character and plot weaknesses and ultimately strengthen my manuscript. I highly recommend them to both new and established authors and I know I'll be using them again"
"Word Witchery were immeasurably helpful in pointing out the flaws in my manuscript, as well as the places where my writing worked well. It all seemed so clear after a manuscript assessment, but I never would have figured a way through my plot issues and story weakness without Word Witchery."
"You know when your story still needs work after all the edits and the beta readers but you can't quite grasp where, and you can't for the life of you figure out what to do next?
You call on Word Witchery.
I got exactly what I needed: constructive criticism and suggestions to improve the manuscript in a wonderfully supportive, no-nonsense assessment. I am a happy customer!
I know there's lots of work to do, but I am much happier now that the murky, un-worky bits of this story have been identified and I've been given solid advice on how to put them right. The assessment has brought the story so much closer to its full potential, and I can be excited about it once again.
Amy Andrews - your Word Witchery has cast its spell… I'll be back."
"It was getting harder and harder for me to stay on top of my 90,000 word manuscript so I approached Amy at Word Witchery for an assessment.
I kept thinking, 'I wish someone could do an aerial flyover of my manuscript and tell me what works and what doesn't.'
Amy did that for me, and I received an amazingly objective and comprehensive report encompassing plot, sub-plot, dialogue, character and setting.
I'm now thinking about my story and characters in a new light, and with a fresh view on how to go about making my work the best that it can be. Thanks so much for your help, Amy."
"I just wanted to let you know that I recently signed a contract with Escape Publishing. They are going to publish both the books you helped me with…. coming out first, in March 2016.
I had also entered ….three RWNZ and RWA contests this year and it finalled in all of them, including a first and a second placing.
So thank you very much for your assessments of both manuscripts and your recommendations-they really did help me improve my stories."
After receiving a rejection from a publisher my confidence was low and I wanted to get an unbiased opinion of my manuscript. I had heard wonderful things about Word Witchery so engaged Amy Andrews to do a manuscript assessment for me. Fresh from her Mediterranean travels Amy jumped into my manuscript and within 48 hours I had a response that every author loves to hear - "There is very little I can add to a book that is warm and lovely and utterly engaging as well as exceptionally well written. I would feel guilty taking your money on a one page assessment that will say - good, good, good now submit the thing already."
True to her word, Amy and Word Witchery refunded my money even though she did provide that one page assessment with a few fantastic ideas that I have taken on board and included in my latest edit. I will most definitely be engaging Word Witchery again. Thanks Amy.
Word Witchery/ Amy Andrews provided me with a generous and detailed assessment of my manuscript Alpine Kisses, a finalist in the 2016 RWA Emerald Award. She covered everything from grammar and style to setting and plot but was particularly helpful in her assessment of my characters. Amy's comments helped me tweak little things that gave me more confidence when submitting my story in the competition. Her comments on the hero and heroine and their developing love story also helped me add the extra emotional depth and punch I needed to make my early readers and judges fall in love with Hailey and Matt as much as they fell in love with each other.