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Here at Word Witchery we offer a manuscript assessment service for writers seeking feedback and guidance on their road to publication whether that be through traditional, digital or Indie pathways. We believe every manuscript can shine and that we have a unique insight into what makes a story that sells.

We are two professional authors - Anna Cleary and Amy Andrews - with over 50 titles, 2 millions sales and fifteen years industry experience between us. As such we are in a position to offer current, relevant, industry-specific assessment tailored to your particular work.

At Word Witchery, we are specialists in category romance but we are well versed and passionate about all forms of romantic fiction - single title, novella, contemporary, historical, regency, fantasy, sci-fi, women's fiction, romantic elements, young adult, new adult, erotica, steampunk, chick lit. Similarly, we have a working knowledge of other genres and are open to manuscripts from any genre.

Our aim is to assist you in making your work sparkle and taking your finished manuscript to the next level.

Our latest happy customers...


"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."

    Alexandra Grace



"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."
    Janie Jones