Special budget packages until the end of August!

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Ready for a professional
manuscript assessment?

I help writers take their novels to the next level.

And as well as offering developmental editing services, I can write you a book blurb and other author content, and I can also have a look at your submission letter if you intend to contact an agent. Clients who take out the full developmental edit or the manuscript critique automatically get these services bundled with their editing package. 

Opening Chapters Assessment

The opening scenes and chapters in a novel are among the most important in the entire book? Are your opening chapters pulling their weight or dragging you down?

Investment starts at £30

Who it’s for:
Writers who don’t know what a manuscript critique or developmental edit involves. 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.

What’s included:
Clients receive an editorial letter and a copy of their manuscript with track commenting. 

Manuscript Critique

This service offers a critique of a whole manuscript. The client receives an editorial letter with an analysis, a plan of action, and a reading list.

Investment starts at £75 for manuscripts up to 30,000

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:
The 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 for up to one hour of email time after delivery of the report.

The initial cost is £75 for manuscripts up to 30,000, and £1/1000 words thereafter.

Full Developmental Edit

This service digs deep into your novel. It includes track commenting in the manuscript, plus the editorial letter and recommended reading list.

Investment starts at £90 for up to 30,000 words

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

What’s included:
I will read your novel several times and make margin notes in the manuscript. I will also draw up an editorial letter and a list of recommended books. Visual maps may be included where appropriate.

The initial cost is £90 for manuscripts up to 30,000, and £2/1000 words thereafter.

How Does It Work?

1. Contact me

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

2. We'll chat !

I will 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 will send you a quote.

3. Order and Delivery

I will request a deposit of 50% in advance. Once I receive the deposit your place will be booked. I will have provided you with an expected delivery time. The remaining 50% will be due within 30 days of delivery.