Manuscript critique

A manuscript critique is an in-depth examination of your novel. This is highly recommended for authors who have finished a draft of their novel and want to address any issues before redrafting. Whether you plan on submitting to agents and publishers or want to self-publish, a manuscript critique will provide a professional outside opinion on the merits of your project. I will offer constructive feedback in a written report, covering topics such as plot, structure, character development, use of language and highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of your book.

From £299

Full edit

I will read the manuscript and supply an editorial report to the author. The author can then redraft, if necessary, before I begin the edit. During the edit I may move the location of certain sentences, paragraphs or sections; delete redundant or unnecessarily expository narrative; delete repetitive phrasing and sentences; and rewrite clumsy sentences. I will look for dialogue and behaviour inconsistent with character and pay attention to pacing and the positioning of important plot developments, making changes where necessary. I will supply notes on any major changes. Throughout this process I will remain true to the author's style. I will also check the writing and consistency of your novel on a line-by-line basis, ensuring that the tone, point of view, spelling and grammar are accurate, and that it reads smoothly.

From £850




Please get in touch using the contact form. I will request to see a sample of your work before I am able to quote a price.

Price on request




Cover design

I offer a design service for authors who are planning to self-publish their book. Please get in touch using the contact form.

Price on request

Advice for publishers

Please get in touch using the contact form to discuss editorial projects and reader's reports.

Price on request