After editing a manuscript, I was asked to write a reader’s report. Instead of asking what a reader’s report was, I Googled it. I’m just putting this here for reference:

Reader Report (intended for acquiring editor written by assistant-type person)

  • 1 or 2 sentence sales handle. What is this and who is it for?
  • 1 or 2 sentence overall description. What happens, briefly?
  • 2 or 3 paragraph plot description.
  • 2 or 3 paragraph analysis. Strengths? Weaknesses?
  • Most importantly – is it publishable?

Ta-da! Google wins again!