Prices vary according to the length of the manuscript

This flexible and versatile editorial service is available for book length manuscripts (fiction and non-fiction), short stories, short story collections, essays and articles. I read your manuscript very closely and then compile a detailed critique of your writing, giving you an idea of your level of professional competence and offering targeted instruction to help you refine your style and project. The Critique is tailored to your individual needs, covering, for example, the structure of the narrative, its commercial viability, its suitability and options for publication, and realistic advice on routes of progression, such as creative writing courses, general editing, or literary agencies. Critiques vary in length according to the size of the manuscript but are usually between 3000 and 8000 words long (so about 15 to 25 pages). Fiction is analysed according to genre, concept, originality, plot, narrative pacing, characters, dialogue, and setting, as well as the technical aspects of structure: coherence, continuity of style, and narrative organisation. Non-fiction, business, and academic writing is assessed for clarity and originality of argument, use of evidence (primary and secondary sources), referencing, style and narrative structure. Whether you’re writing romance, biography, history, science or a corporate report, you are always, in effect, telling a story, and I can help you tell that story better, more clearly, and in a more salable form. Detailed feedback from an experienced author, editor, teacher and critic will aid your growth as a writer and strengthen the best qualities of your work while identifying areas in need of improvement, telling you honestly when to re-write, and when and how to go public. Whether you’re targeting an agent, or your intention is to self-publish, I can help you get your project fit for purpose. If you’re considering self-publishing, this service is highly recommended for quality control. Custom editorial support is also available.


Word Count Critique Proof-Reading Copy-Editing Indexing Referencing
1 - 9,999 £150 - - - -
10,000 - 19,999 £164 - - - -
20,000 - 49,999 £274 from £ 174 from £219 Quote Available Quote Available
50,000 - 79,999 £399 from £439 from £549 Quote Available Quote Available
80,000 - 99,999 £475 from £675 from £759 Quote Available Quote Available
100,000 - 149,999 £629 from £735 from £945 Quote Available Quote Available
150,000 - 199,999 £785 from £1099 from £1429 Quote Available Quote Available
200,000 + Quote Available Quote Available Quote Available Quote Available Quote Available
Coaching Word Count
£145 Up to 10,000 per session


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