Helping you to 'put it out there'

Writing can be as frustrating as it is rewarding. There will be times when an editor will give you the confidence to keep going and to 'put it out there'. From my home office on the Berkshire/Hampshire border close to Reading and Basingstoke, I was drawn to editing fiction and non-fiction after 20 years as a magazine writer and editor. I have found real pleasure in helping new writers. Digital formats such as Amazon's Kindle make it so much more affordable to publish your own book and have it read and admired on a global scale.
Equally, I have clients who simply wanted a copy of their book in their hands, professionally printed and bound. Thanks to advances in printing even just a single book in outstanding quality, I'm able to provide a full 'manuscript to book' service and take pleasure in helping to fulfill a writer's or family member's dream.

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Proofreading, manuscript editing & author mentoring

A friendly mentoring service working with writers and authors of books intended for print or publication in digital format. My personal approach makes it ideal for novice, self publishing authors.

I provide proofreading, copy-editing and a friendly mentoring service for writers of fiction or non-fiction. Based in Berkshire but having worked with authors from across the UK, I provide a variety of services for writers, from professionally edited manuscripts, to beautifully presented hardbound copies of your book to give to family members, friends or an agent - or to proudly keep for yourself.

Isn't it time you told your story?

You've had the idea in your head for ages - it's time to write that first book!

They say that everyone has at least one book in them and I'd agree, but not everyone has the confidence in their own writing ability to turn their idea into something they can proudly lend to family and friends to read, perhaps self-publish on Amazon or send to a publishing agent. That's where I come in. I will work with your story, giving you some input and suggestions as I do, and return a version that retains the essential character of your own writing while 'untangling' the parts that need attention.

It's Your story, Your book

After the edit, I want you to still recognise it as your own work.

I can't promise to turn you into the next best-selling author - that will depend very much on your own ability as a story-teller. My aim is never to rewrite your book, because then it wouldn't be your book! When you read my edited copy, I want you to recognise it as your own work, just nicely polished, and we'll work together to acheive that balance. Go here for more details on services I can offer.