“It is by sitting down to write every morning that one becomes a writer.” – Gerald Brenan

EDITING/MANUSCRIPT

  • Developmental: a full written report, which offers suggestions on shaping and revising structure and content, characters, plot, dialogue, pace and style.
  • Second read: a post-revision assessment of changes made, with a report recommending further work if needed.
  • Line-edit: manuscript polishing via checks for comprehension, phrasing, consistency, factual and sense.
  • Text Modernisation: for the reissue of older, already published texts, this offers polishing and updating where necessary.
  • Anglicisation of historical novels.
  • On the Right Track: a full written report offering developmental guidance for your first three chapters and synopsis.

All editing services are provided with the opportunity to follow up after your report or edit has been received with any questions you may have.

OTHER SERVICES

  • Synopsis: one-and-a-half page summary, for publisher/agent submission, or book promotion. Also polishing of existing synopsis material, and plot and character development advice.
  • Cover copy: back cover blurb to specified length.
  • Advertising copy: loglines for digital publishing; copy for self-promotion, bookmarks etc. Also short blogs.
  • Advice from the Editor: new to publishing, or stuck on what you’re writing? Need direction or guidance? Make an appointment to pose your questions by email.

Please note: I am unable to offer copy-editing or proof-reading services.