First 5,000 Words Evaluation

Catch it Early; Save Time and Money

Do you need someone to evaluate your writing and to provide unbiased, honest feedback? Diane is now accepting clients who want the first 5,000 words of their story evaluated.

Why Do You Need an Evaluation?

An evaluation of the first 5,000 words of your story in progress will point out problem areas that can be fixed before the story progresses. If the manuscript is complete and is being edited by the author before being sent to an editor, having it evaluated can save hundreds of dollars in labour costs. What is learned in that first 5,000 words can then be applied to the rest of the manuscript.

If a writer is unsure about their writing, the evaluation will give them a clearer picture of what is required to improve the story as well as point out the positive aspects.

Other Benefits

Having a professional evaluation of the first 5,000 words is a great teaching tool. Understanding the basics of writing is vital to becoming a published author. These are lessons that will help with all future projects, not only the one being evaluated. It’s similar to taking a night course in writing except this is one-on-one, and the evaluation is only on your writing, not the work of the entire class.

Diane will provide feedback on…

  • Punctuation
  • Spelling
  • Consistency: character and place names, word choices, spelling, style of writing
  • Redundant Words
  • Sentence Structure
  • Paragraph Structure
  • Dialogue
  • Dialogue Tags
  • Story Structure
  • Tense
  • Point of View
  • Character Descriptions
  • Setting

Please contact Diane Tibert ( for further details or to schedule an evaluation.


$75.00 for 5,000 words.


Payment is due when the project begins. Payment can be made through PayPal or eBank transfer.

Prices are in Canadian currency. At this time, taxes are not charged.

Additional Details

Before an evaluation begins, the author is responsible for completing the style sheet to ensure their unique style is considered.

The copyright of the work remains with the author. The work will NOT be shared—in full or in part—outside the work space.

I am only human. Although I strive for 100% accuracy, mistakes may occur. The responsibility of the final product remains with the author.

Receipts are provided.