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Opening Chapters Assessment (Up to 10,000 words)

Your opening scenes and chapters are among the most important in your book. Are your opening chapters pulling their weight or dragging you down?

Flat fee - £150

Who it’s for:
Writers wanting to try out a developmental fiction edit. Writers who want to trial my services before buying a larger package. And writers who want to have their opening chapters checked before submitting to an agent. This is also a good option for those still writing their book, who need guidance or feedback on how things are going so far. Your synopsis – if you provide one – will also be analysed. This means you can get feedback on the overall narrative and character arc of your story.

What’s included:
Clients receive an editorial letter and a copy of their manuscript with track commenting. The report will include feedback on any synopsis or outline of the rest of your novel. You also receive a reading list and some email support/feedback. Payment in 2-3 instalments. If you decide to return for a manuscript critique or full developmental edit later, you will receive a discount.

Price: £150

Time to complete: 7 days.

Manuscript Critique

This service provides you with a critique of your whole manuscript. You'll receive an editorial letter with an analysis, a plan of action, and a reading list.

price depends on word count.

Who it’s for:
Authors who want a critique of their entire manuscript, including those still working on earlier drafts right through to those planning to self-publish or submit to an agent.

What’s included:
Your manuscript will be read in depth several times. I will then draw up an editorial letter with feedback, analysis, advice and a plan on what to do next. I’m also available to answers any questions you have afterwards via email.

Click the link below for the dedicated Manuscript Critique Services page and prices.

Time to complete: 2 to 3 weeks.

Full Developmental Edit

Want to dig deeper into your novel? Here you'll receive track commenting in your manuscript, plus an editorial letter and recommended reading list.

the most in-depth analysis.

Who it’s for:
Authors who want the most detailed feedback on a page-by-page basis. I will point out problems and fixes directly in your manuscript, allowing you to redraft your book more easily.

What’s included:

I’ll read your novel several times and make margin notes in your manuscript. I’ll also draw up an editorial letter and a list of recommended books, plus a book map. Other visual maps may be included where appropriate. Includes follow-up email feedback and a blurb for your book.

The payments are in 4-5 instalments.

Try a free sample edit first.

Time to complete: 4-6 weeks.

Developmental edit of your novel/memoir outline

Get your outline checked for plot holes and structural issues!

Contact me for exact quote

Who it’s for:
Writers who like to plan their novels before writing. If you have an outline, I can go over it in detail and make suggestions. 

What’s included:
Clients receive a report, plus margin comments in the outline document. You will also get some follow-up email feedback. If you decide to come back for a manuscript critique or developmental edit, you will get a 10% discount.

Time to complete: 7 days

How Does It Work?

1. Contact me

You can contact me using the site form and tell me a little about your project and your plans for your book. If you’re looking for coaching while you work on a piece of writing, you can contact me about that too.

2. We'll chat!

I’ll reply and discuss your needs. I will also ask for a short sample of your work. If, after chatting, we decide we’re a good fit, I’ll send you a quote. This will include payment instalment options, the agreed scope of the work.

3. Order and Delivery

My policy is to request a deposit of 25% to 50% in advance. Once I receive the deposit, your place and delivery time will be booked. The remaining payment schedule depends on whether you’ve ordered one or two rounds of editing. 

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