Reread Report

Follow-up review and feedback for a new draft of a revised manuscript already at least once reviewed by The Editorial Department

The main goal of the reread report is to carefully examine how well you have succeeded with a revision and to offer specific advice on what still needs to be accomplished, potential for further improvement, and other changes to consider. The reread report gives us the opportunity to revisit any issues that haven’t been satisfactorily resolved, and to explore any new opportunities for improvement or ways to set the bar higher, based on what has been accomplished in the course of the revision. If a book is ready for (and in need of) line editing or copy editing, we can provide a quote for that service.

Most reread reports take the form of a task memo and will be diagnostic in focus, although your editor will share any ideas to strengthen problem areas or make further improvements. The scope and nature of the feedback will vary based on the manuscript’s needs of the manuscript.

Included in the price of the reread report is up to a half-hour of phone or email consultation with the reviewing editor.

Jocelyn Bailey

Favorite genres include historical fiction, women's fiction, literary fiction, memoir, and topical nonfiction

Amanda Bauch
Favorite genres include historical fiction, women’s fiction, science, medicine, urban fantasy, Christian, self-help, memoir, and autobiography
Whitney Bak

Favorite genres include women’s fiction, fantasy, romance, YA/MG fiction, and narrative nonfiction

Gregory Collins

Favorite genres include literary fiction, memoir, mainstream fiction, and coming-of-age novels

Julian Delfino

Favorite genres include fantasy, science fiction, YA fiction, literary  and mainstream fiction

Sean Fletcher

Favorite genres include fantasy, science fiction, YA fiction, and MG fiction

Marcia Ford

Favorite genres include memoir, multi cultural fiction, literary fiction, thrillers, and thoughtful works on religion and spirituality

Karinya Funsett-Topping

Favorite genres include literary fiction, romance, short stories, essays, and stories involving animals or magic realism

Peter Gelfan

Favorite genres include memoir, literary fiction, mainstream fiction, humor and satire, thrillers, science, and philosophy

Lindsay Guzzardo

Favorite genres include contemporary women's fiction, romance, literary fiction, mainstream fiction, and historical fiction

John Robert Marlow

Favorite genres include thrillers, mystery/suspense, action/adventure, middle grade and YA fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and true crime

Julie Miller

Favorite genres include memoir, literary fiction, thrillers, and books involving ecology, nature, animals, and the environment

Brian Preston

Favorite genres include humor and satire, memoir, travel, and historical fiction and nonfiction

Shannon Roberts

Favorite genres include science fiction, fantasy,  LGBTQ, and magic realism

Diane Stockwell

Favorite genres include memoir, history, politics, science, true crime, women's fiction, mainstream fiction, and historical fiction

Reread report pricing for manuscripts over 50,000 words ranges from $0.01$.016 (1 – 1.6 cents) per word.

Rates for rereads of shorter manuscripts are available by contacting the Tucson office.

Turnaround time for a reread report is usually 4 weeks.

To request a quote, make a submission, or request more information

Please visit our online welcome center, email us at, or call us at (520) 546-9992.

What happens next?

All inquiries to The Editorial Department will be personally fielded by author services director Ross Browne, who will do the following:

  • confirm receipt of your materials
  • gather any further information needed
  • do a no-cost/no-obligation preliminary review, to get a feel for which editor(s) and service(s) best fit your project’s needs
  • provide a written quote with price and turnaround time for any recommended services
  • answer any questions about recommended options or possible alternatives
  • schedule your project with the assigned editor, if you decide to move forward
  • explain and finalize the appropriate billing arrangements
  • provide a firm delivery date and keep you updated on our progress, as appropriate
  • deliver your feedback or editing to you once it’s ready
  • arrange for follow up with your editor by phone or email, once you have reviewed your feedback and/or editing
  • advise on next steps, and schedule reviews of new drafts if requested

Privacy & Confidentiality

We have utmost respect for our clients’ privacy concerns and will never sell, share, or disseminate your contact information. We will treat all materials supplied to us as confidential.

Formal nondisclosure agreements are not required but are available on request. More info is available here.

“Like fiction itself, human dialogue attempts to marry logic to emotion.”

Janet Burroway