Interested in a Lulu Service?

Please provide a few details so one of our services consultants can get in touch to review your needs.

Have questions not related to our paid services? Contact Support for help with free publishing, print costs, distribution, or other general site issues.

All fields are required.

Full Name is required.
Phone number is required.
How can we help? Check all that apply. required
You must check at least one field.
You must select a goal.
Please provide at least one question.

Thank you for your interest in our professional services.

We have received your information and will be contacting you in the next 1-2 business days.

We're sorry. We had a problem receiving your information. Please try again later.

Lulu Marketplace

Editorial Assessment

Price: $499

Regardless of your target audience for your book, every reader enjoys and expects a book that is grammatically correct. You've put a lot of work into your book, but even the best writers overlook their own mistakes. Since the editorial quality of your book will ultimately determine your level of success, let us review your manuscript to ensure that it's the best possible product. Sorry, this service is not available for color books.

What’s Included:

Our Editorial Assessment evaluates sections of your manuscript for its editorial quality and publishing readiness. A portion of your work (typically the first chapter, or about 1,700 words) will be edited to provide you with a specific sample edit. You will also receive a general overview of your manuscript and constructive comments towards improving your writing and book.

What You Need to Know:

An estimated time frame for your Editorial Assessment is two to three weeks. The editorial evaluator will recommend the services of an appropriate editorial specialist — from a Line Editor to Developmental Editor. You may then follow the reviewer's suggestions and purchase those services. Our Editorial Services staff will assign your book to a specialist who will address the issues raised in the Editorial Assessment and give your manuscript the professional attention that it would receive at a traditional publishing house. You may also choose to use your own freelance editor or make the recommended changes yourself.

Not available for color books.