Editorial Services

Editor’s Reports

Standard Editorial Report

A 7 – 9 page detailed report of your full manuscript containing an overview and comments on structure, narrative, plot and character development. Examples from the manuscript will be given to illustrate each point. The report will also include recommendations for moving forward. You may also receive a marked up copy of your manuscript.

Up to 80,000 words – from £550 and with marked up manuscript – from £675

Each additional 1,000 words – £5

First Three Chapters Review

For authors requiring advice on how their novel is taking shape we offer an editor’s report of your first three chapters. This is useful if you want advice early on in the writing process.

Up to 15,000 words – £325  

Each additional 1,000 words -£3

Reader’s Report

An overview of your full manuscript. Recommended for published novelists who have mastered technique and need to see how a reader receives the novel. Does not include examples from your manuscript.

Up to 80,000 words –  from £450 depending of the level of feedback required.
Each additional 1,000 words – £4

Mentoring

A follow up service to clients who want help with restructuring chapter-by-chapter. Provided by Skype or in person over an extended period.

From £75 per hour

Submission Package

Your submission package should contain: a letter, a synopsis and the first three chapters of your novel, up to 15,000 words. Most agents complain that letters are often full of spelling mistakes and grammatical errors, or that there is more information on the writer than on the novel itself. We will ensure your submission is perfect.

From £350

Transform your story from a personal piece of writing into a publishable novel

Submission Details

To be fair to all writers we give accurate quotations for our editorial services based on the word count and amount of feedback required. Check with us if you are unsure what service you would benefit from.

Send us a one page synopsis, the first chapter and word count of your complete manuscript. Indicate what type of edit and report you are considering and we will get back to you with a quotation and timeframe. This will generally be in the region of three to five weeks but a faster turnaround time may be possible on request at an additional charge.

Once the fee and timeframe has been agreed we ask for payment in advance by bank transfer.

Your report and if applicable, a marked up copy of your manuscript will be sent by email. Follow up calls and one to one meetings may be arranged on request at an additional cost.

We retain the right to refuse manuscripts we consider to be of an insufficient standard or manuscripts that we do not wish to review for personal reasons.

Submit a sample of your manuscript today

Please submit the following:
• a one page synopsis,
• the first chapter or first eight pages,
• a word count of your complete manuscript.






Introduction to agents

We work with leading literary agents and a number of our clients have secured publishing deals. It’s important to remember that getting published is difficult and we can only help  with a perfectly polished manuscript that has commercial potential. For clients using our editorial services and whose work we feel is up to standard we may approach agents on your behalf. This would be discussed with you at the time.