David Haviland

David Haviland - Editor

Brighton, UK

Bestselling, award-winning publisher, editor, and author of 6 books, for Harper, Penguin, Little Brown, etc. Handle fiction and non-fiction.

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I have worked in publishing for more than 15 years, as an editor, author, ghostwriter, agent and publisher.

I've written/ghosted bestselling books for publishers including HarperCollins, Penguin, Piatkus, and Summersdale. One of my books was a NY Times and Sunday Times No.1 bestseller for a total of 13 weeks, and the best-selling non-celebrity memoir of that year. My most recent book under my own name, How to Remove a Brain, won The People's Book Prize for non-fiction in 2019.

I spent six years as a literary agent for the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency, and was selected as a Rising Star of 2013 by The Bookseller. When I left the agency, I was ranked #6 in sales worldwide for UK Fiction by Publishers Marketplace.

I am currently co-director of Thistle Publishing, one of the UK's fastest-growing independent publishers, which won the People's Book Prize for Non-Fiction 2017, was longlisted for the Not the Booker Prize 2018, and shortlisted for the Somerset Maugham Prize 2018.

I've worked in most genres of trade fiction and non-fiction, but I particularly enjoy working on crime, thrillers, commercial-literary, humour, memoirs, biographies, and history.

“David is someone I both respect and trust, and his keen eye for a good manuscript is matched only by his clear knowledge of what to do with it.”
David Quantick, Emmy Award winning screenwriter and novelist

"David Haviland was 100% effective in selling my book, resulting in an excellent subsequent relationship with my publisher."
Marius Gabriel, bestselling novelist, and winner of the RNA Historical Novel of the Year award

“David Haviland has an exceptional editorial eye and I am extremely grateful for his help. He pulled my debut novel, The Lodger, together and was engaged and professional at all times. There is no doubt that without his input, my novel would never have sold to St Martin's Press.”
Louisa Treger, author of The Lodger (St Martin’s) and The Dragon Lady (Bloomsbury)

“David Haviland, acting as my literary agent, sold my first book to two publishers. One offered me a two-book deal. The original manuscript needed work, but David edited it and offered advice on revisions. His insight, literary experience, and professionalism cannot be overstated.”
Larry Enmon, author of Wormwood, The Burial Place, and City of Fear

“David's ability to look at the overall shape of my manuscript as well as the finer details really helped get me to get my novel up to publishing standard. His insightful suggestions led to changes that I hadn't realised were needed and made the story much stronger, yet he was also respectful of me as the author - allowing me to have complete creative control over my story and characters.”
Chloe Banks, award-winning writer of short stories and novelist

“As a first time author, the support, belief and mentoring I received from David through Thistle Publishing was second to none. After a successful launch my book, A Life in Death, went on to win the People’s Book Prize for 2017 (non-fiction). David’s knowledge of the industry is demonstrated through his continuous support and professionalism.”
Richard Venables, author A Life in Death, winner of the 2017 People’s Book Prize
Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (SA)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
True Crime
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Mystery & Crime
Romance
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • The Bookseller Rising Star 2013

Awards

  • Winner of the People's Book Prize 2017 - A Life in Death, Richard Venables
  • Longlisted for the Guardian Not The Booker prize 2016 - The Blackbird Singularity, Matt Wilven
  • Shortlisted for the Somerset Maugham Prize 2018 - The Unrivalled Transcendence of Willem J. Gyle, J. D. Dixon
  • Selected for WHSmith Fresh Talent 2017 - The Blackbird Singularity, Matt Wilven
  • Winner of the People's Book Prize 2019 - How to Remove a Brain, David Haviland
  • Amazon Rising Star 2017 - The Blackbird Singularity, Matt Wilven
  • Longlisted for the Guardian Not The Booker prize 2018 - The Warehouse Industry, William Macbeth

Work experience

Co-director

Thistle Publishing
January, 2013 – Present (almost 7 years)

Since 2013 I have been co-director of Thistle Publishing, which has become one the UK's fastest growing independent publishers. We have been recognised by various awards including : Winner of the People's Book Prize 2017 - A Life in Death, Richard Venables, longlisted for the Not the Booker Prize 2018 - The Warehouse Industry, William Macbeth, shortlisted for the Somerset Maugham Prize 2018 - The Unrivalled Transcendence of Willem J. Gyle, J. D. Dixon.

Literary Agent

Andrew Lownie Literary Agency
June, 2012 – August, 2018 (about 6 years)

I was the fiction agent for the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency, during which time I was recognised as a Bookseller 'Rising Star' of 2013. Authors represented include David Quantick, Patrick Dillon, Marius Gabriel, Larry Enmon, Louisa Treger, Matt Wilven, C. M. Taylor and Carolyn Kirby.

Portfolio (25 selected works)

The Lodger: A Novel

Louisa Treger

Dorothy Richardson is existing just above the poverty line, doing secretarial work at a dentist's office and living in a seedy boarding house in Bloomsbury, when she is invited to spend the weekend with a childhood friend. Jane has recently married a writer who is hovering on the brink of fame. His name is H.G. Wells, or Bertie, as they call him.Bertie appears unremarkable at first. But then D... read more

Dorothy Richardson is existing just above the poverty line, doing secretarial work at a dentist's office and living in a seedy boarding house in Bloomsbury, when she is invited to spend the weekend with a childhood friend. Jane has recently married a writer who is hovering on the brink of fame. His name is H.G. Wells, or Bertie, as they call him.Bertie appears unremarkable at first. But then D... read more

Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye (The Redcliffe Sisters Book 1)

Marius Gabriel

In a period of irreversible change, the Redcliffe sisters face monumental love and loss that will stretch the bounds of sisterhood to their limits…As the perils of World War II loom ever closer, Chiara is more interested in the joyful whirl of the season than matters of faith or ideology. But even her breezy innocence cannot survive the harsh lessons of heartbreak and war. Meanwhile older sist... read more

In a period of irreversible change, the Redcliffe sisters face monumental love and loss that will stretch the bounds of sisterhood to their limits…As the perils of World War II loom ever closer, Chiara is more interested in the joyful whirl of the season than matters of faith or ideology. But even her breezy innocence cannot survive the harsh lessons of heartbreak and war. Meanwhile older sist... read more

Wormwood: an edge of your seat thriller

Larry Enmon

A twisty & darkly compelling read you won't be able to put downIn Dallas, Texas, Katrina Wallace goes missing. As the mayor's daughter, her kidnapping triggers mounting political pressure and forces the Chief of Police to put two senior detectives on the case. Rob Soliz and Frank Pierce have done the impossible in the past, but their methods are unconventional.The only evidence at the scene is... read more

A twisty & darkly compelling read you won't be able to put downIn Dallas, Texas, Katrina Wallace goes missing. As the mayor's daughter, her kidnapping triggers mounting political pressure and forces the Chief of Police to put two senior detectives on the case. Rob Soliz and Frank Pierce have done the impossible in the past, but their methods are unconventional.The only evidence at the scene is... read more

All My Colors

David Quantick

From Emmy-award winning author David Quantick, All My Colors is a darkly comic novel about a man who remembers a book that may not exist, with dire consequences. A bizarre, mind-bending story at the intersection of Richard Bachman, Charlie Kaufman and Franz Kafka. It is March 1979 in DeKalb Illinois. Todd Milstead is a wannabe writer, a serial adulterer, and a jerk, only tolerated by his frien... read more

From Emmy-award winning author David Quantick, All My Colors is a darkly comic novel about a man who remembers a book that may not exist, with dire consequences. A bizarre, mind-bending story at the intersection of Richard Bachman, Charlie Kaufman and Franz Kafka. It is March 1979 in DeKalb Illinois. Todd Milstead is a wannabe writer, a serial adulterer, and a jerk, only tolerated by his frien... read more

How to Remove a Brain: and other bizarre medical practices and procedures

David Haviland

Shortlisted for The People's Book Prize 2019“Hilarious, and sometimes stomach-turning, vignettes.”New Scientist"I never thought a book titled How to Remove a Brain would be so incredibly brilliant. David Haviland, I don't know you, or why you create books like this and Why Dogs Eat Poop, but you are clearly smarter than your maturity level."Kick Ass Book Reviews"I’m not going to lie, I read th... read more

Shortlisted for The People's Book Prize 2019“Hilarious, and sometimes stomach-turning, vignettes.”New Scientist"I never thought a book titled How to Remove a Brain would be so incredibly brilliant. David Haviland, I don't know you, or why you create books like this and Why Dogs Eat Poop, but you are clearly smarter than your maturity level."Kick Ass Book Reviews"I’m not going to lie, I read th... read more

The Not-So-Nude Ride of Lady Godiva: & Other Morsels of Misinformation from the History Books

David Haviland

Was there a real Lady Godiva? Yes. Did she ride through Coventry in the nude to persuade her husband to lower taxes? Probably not. David Haviland sorts fact from fiction in this entertaining compilation of historical trivia ranging from the Trojan War, the Delphic oracle and Julius Caesar to Sandringham's clocks, Kim Jong-Il's record-breaking round of golf - and even modern wireless technology... read more

Was there a real Lady Godiva? Yes. Did she ride through Coventry in the nude to persuade her husband to lower taxes? Probably not. David Haviland sorts fact from fiction in this entertaining compilation of historical trivia ranging from the Trojan War, the Delphic oracle and Julius Caesar to Sandringham's clocks, Kim Jong-Il's record-breaking round of golf - and even modern wireless technology... read more

Self-Harming Parrots And Exploding Toads: A marvellous compendium of bizarre, gross and stupid animal antics

Francesca Gould, David Haviland

SELF-HARMING PARROTS AND EXPLODING TOADS is a marvellous compendium of the world's most unpleasant creatures and animal facts. Entries will cover everything from the disgusting to the informative, including the following:* Are cows' farts a major cause of climate change?* What happens at a dung beetle wedding?* Why do vultures defecate on themselves? * What's the best way to fight a crocodile?... read more

SELF-HARMING PARROTS AND EXPLODING TOADS is a marvellous compendium of the world's most unpleasant creatures and animal facts. Entries will cover everything from the disgusting to the informative, including the following:* Are cows' farts a major cause of climate change?* What happens at a dung beetle wedding?* Why do vultures defecate on themselves? * What's the best way to fight a crocodile?... read more

The Lodger: A Novel

Louisa Treger

Dorothy Richardson is existing just above the poverty line, doing secretarial work at a dentist's office and living in a seedy boarding house in Bloomsbury, when she is invited to spend the weekend with a childhood friend. Jane has recently married a writer who is hovering on the brink of fame. His name is H.G. Wells, or Bertie, as they call him.Bertie appears unremarkable at first. But then D... read more

Dorothy Richardson is existing just above the poverty line, doing secretarial work at a dentist's office and living in a seedy boarding house in Bloomsbury, when she is invited to spend the weekend with a childhood friend. Jane has recently married a writer who is hovering on the brink of fame. His name is H.G. Wells, or Bertie, as they call him.Bertie appears unremarkable at first. But then D... read more

The Art of Letting Go

Chloe Banks

Shortlisted for The People's Book Prize 2015. "This thoughtful book won't disappoint." Dan Purdue To the inhabitants of Brackton, retired physicist Rosemary Blunt is nothing but a respectable recluse. But Rosemary has a secret, and he's lying comatose in a hospital only a few miles away. Should she let him live, or let him go? Into the midst of Rosemary's dilemma comes bohemian artist, Ben. Hi... read more

Shortlisted for The People's Book Prize 2015. "This thoughtful book won't disappoint." Dan Purdue To the inhabitants of Brackton, retired physicist Rosemary Blunt is nothing but a respectable recluse. But Rosemary has a secret, and he's lying comatose in a hospital only a few miles away. Should she let him live, or let him go? Into the midst of Rosemary's dilemma comes bohemian artist, Ben. Hi... read more

Orca Rising

Chris Hannon

Shortlisted for The People's Book Prize 2018CREATE YOUR OWN FUTURE... 16-year-old Ocean Daley needs to get away from school, his seaside town and wasting his summer working for his mother’s irritating boyfriend. When his mysterious Uncle Frank offers him a place at a summer school for a select group of gifted teens, he jumps at it. But the school isn’t like any other, with classes in hacking, ... read more

Shortlisted for The People's Book Prize 2018CREATE YOUR OWN FUTURE... 16-year-old Ocean Daley needs to get away from school, his seaside town and wasting his summer working for his mother’s irritating boyfriend. When his mysterious Uncle Frank offers him a place at a summer school for a select group of gifted teens, he jumps at it. But the school isn’t like any other, with classes in hacking, ... read more

The Unrivalled Transcendence of Willem J. Gyle

J. D. Dixon

Shortlisted for the Somerset Maugham Prize 2018.“What a find. This book is seriously good. I mean, seriously. I'd recommend it to anyone, whatever your usual genres of choice. J D Dixon has a real gift, the innate sort that cannot be learned from classes. The book is raw, rough in places, and sometimes shocking. It's also immensely sad. It's just - great. One of the best debut novels I've ever... read more

Shortlisted for the Somerset Maugham Prize 2018.“What a find. This book is seriously good. I mean, seriously. I'd recommend it to anyone, whatever your usual genres of choice. J D Dixon has a real gift, the innate sort that cannot be learned from classes. The book is raw, rough in places, and sometimes shocking. It's also immensely sad. It's just - great. One of the best debut novels I've ever... read more

Rasputin: The Untold Story

Joseph T. Fuhrmann

"This vivid, briskly written biography brings to life one of the most colorful and sinister figures in modern Russian history."Publishers Weekly"A vivid if not lurid portrayal."Boston Globe"Extremely well written, concise, and as promised in the foreword, he leaves the reader to draw their own conclusions."Alexander Palace ForumAn entirely original account of the life of Gregory Rasputin that ... read more

"This vivid, briskly written biography brings to life one of the most colorful and sinister figures in modern Russian history."Publishers Weekly"A vivid if not lurid portrayal."Boston Globe"Extremely well written, concise, and as promised in the foreword, he leaves the reader to draw their own conclusions."Alexander Palace ForumAn entirely original account of the life of Gregory Rasputin that ... read more

A Lot of Nerve

Ian McCulloch

Nothing is quite what it seems…Jones is a chancer, a schemer, always on the lookout for the next big deal.In a pub one day he notices some papers changing hands for large amounts of money. He manages to insert himself into the middle of what looks like an extremely lucrative deal, but the can of worms he opens catapults him into a situation more volatile and dangerous than he could ever have i... read more

Nothing is quite what it seems…Jones is a chancer, a schemer, always on the lookout for the next big deal.In a pub one day he notices some papers changing hands for large amounts of money. He manages to insert himself into the middle of what looks like an extremely lucrative deal, but the can of worms he opens catapults him into a situation more volatile and dangerous than he could ever have i... read more

The Book Of Origins: The first of everything - from art to zoos

Trevor Homer

Paperback. Pub Date: October 2007 Pages: 352 in Publisher: the Piatkus HbTpb A treasure-trove of information on the origins of everything - from tea-bags to the mobile phonesEverything has an origin. This book is On the for the people the who want to know how. or when. things began. where they came from. why they started. And when it has a human origin. such as the Mongol Empire or Ferrari car... read more

Paperback. Pub Date: October 2007 Pages: 352 in Publisher: the Piatkus HbTpb A treasure-trove of information on the origins of everything - from tea-bags to the mobile phonesEverything has an origin. This book is On the for the people the who want to know how. or when. things began. where they came from. why they started. And when it has a human origin. such as the Mongol Empire or Ferrari car... read more

Three Men on Their Bikes

Richard Mapes

Work/Life/CycleStaying friends should be easy. But then, so should growing up, and George, Harry and Ian have never really got the hang of that either. They spent their twenties in a state of permanent childish abandon. Now, adulthood is catching up with them and the icy blast of work, commitments and relationships is beginning to take its toll.In one last ditch attempt to keep responsibility ... read more

Work/Life/CycleStaying friends should be easy. But then, so should growing up, and George, Harry and Ian have never really got the hang of that either. They spent their twenties in a state of permanent childish abandon. Now, adulthood is catching up with them and the icy blast of work, commitments and relationships is beginning to take its toll.In one last ditch attempt to keep responsibility ... read more

Blood Brothers

Nick Pope

As the combined forces of MI5 and the SAS confront ruthless Islamic fanatics bringing jihad to the UK, two former enemies are reluctantly paired together to combat the threat.Two deadly but very different terror attacks bring carnage to London on the same day: a suicide bombing in the heart of Soho, and the shooting down of a military aircraft taking part in a ceremonial fly-past. Simultaneous... read more

As the combined forces of MI5 and the SAS confront ruthless Islamic fanatics bringing jihad to the UK, two former enemies are reluctantly paired together to combat the threat.Two deadly but very different terror attacks bring carnage to London on the same day: a suicide bombing in the heart of Soho, and the shooting down of a military aircraft taking part in a ceremonial fly-past. Simultaneous... read more

The Warehouse Industry

William Macbeth

Longlisted for the People's Book Prize 2018Once there was a man. When the man was a boy he killed a duck. He called the duck Peter, but it was too late. The duck was dead.He got a job at a pie factory. Not a great job, but they didn’t ask too many questions, which was the main thing. He didn’t last long there, and left quietly without telling anyone.The man is trying not to draw attention to h... read more

Longlisted for the People's Book Prize 2018Once there was a man. When the man was a boy he killed a duck. He called the duck Peter, but it was too late. The duck was dead.He got a job at a pie factory. Not a great job, but they didn’t ask too many questions, which was the main thing. He didn’t last long there, and left quietly without telling anyone.The man is trying not to draw attention to h... read more

Dyatlov Pass

Alan K. Baker

INSPIRED BY REAL EVENTSIN FEBRUARY 1959, A GROUP OF FRIENDS WENT ON A SKI-HIKING TRIP TO A REMOTE MOUNTAIN IN THE NORTHERN URALS.SOMETHING KILLED THEM...When a rescue expedition eventually found their camp, they discovered that for some unknown reason, the nine friends had cut their way out of their tent (instead of simply opening the flaps) and fled down the mountain, half undressed and witho... read more

INSPIRED BY REAL EVENTSIN FEBRUARY 1959, A GROUP OF FRIENDS WENT ON A SKI-HIKING TRIP TO A REMOTE MOUNTAIN IN THE NORTHERN URALS.SOMETHING KILLED THEM...When a rescue expedition eventually found their camp, they discovered that for some unknown reason, the nine friends had cut their way out of their tent (instead of simply opening the flaps) and fled down the mountain, half undressed and witho... read more

The Blackbird Singularity

Matt Wilven

Shortlisted for an Amazon Rising Star AwardLonglisted for the Guardian Not the Booker prize 2016Selected for WHSmith Fresh Talent 2017Wilven does a masterful job of keeping his readers as off-balance as his protagonist... an intense and satisfyingly off-beat examination of a man lost in a landscape of unresolved grief and his heroic fight to find his way back home.' -- Melissa DeCarlo, author ... read more

Shortlisted for an Amazon Rising Star AwardLonglisted for the Guardian Not the Booker prize 2016Selected for WHSmith Fresh Talent 2017Wilven does a masterful job of keeping his readers as off-balance as his protagonist... an intense and satisfyingly off-beat examination of a man lost in a landscape of unresolved grief and his heroic fight to find his way back home.' -- Melissa DeCarlo, author ... read more

A Perfect Sentence

Patrick Starnes

Nominated for the Whitbread First Novel prize.A portrait of a modern family in crisis, a moving love story and a chilling narrative of revenge, A Perfect Sentence moves swiftly from London through Florence, the South of France and Morocco and ends dramatically in Barcelona's cosmopolitan Barri Gotic.Kier Buchan, a fifty-something Londoner who has recently been made redundant by the Open Univer... read more

Nominated for the Whitbread First Novel prize.A portrait of a modern family in crisis, a moving love story and a chilling narrative of revenge, A Perfect Sentence moves swiftly from London through Florence, the South of France and Morocco and ends dramatically in Barcelona's cosmopolitan Barri Gotic.Kier Buchan, a fifty-something Londoner who has recently been made redundant by the Open Univer... read more

Jack Was Here

Christopher Bardsley

Hugh Fitzgerald is losing control. In the aftermath of a traumatic end to his military career, his life has disintegrated. Hugh is approaching the end of his tether when a desperate plea for help arrives from a most unexpected quarter. Nineteen-year-old Jack Kerr, halfway through a coming-of-age trip to Thailand, has disappeared. He has left few traces, little information, and absolutely no an... read more

Hugh Fitzgerald is losing control. In the aftermath of a traumatic end to his military career, his life has disintegrated. Hugh is approaching the end of his tether when a desperate plea for help arrives from a most unexpected quarter. Nineteen-year-old Jack Kerr, halfway through a coming-of-age trip to Thailand, has disappeared. He has left few traces, little information, and absolutely no an... read more

The Ninth Circle (Cal Winter Book 1)

Dominic Adler

Captain Cal Winter, MC - disgraced Iraq veteran, recovering addict and reluctant assassin. Blackmailed into service for a shadowy private army, Cal’s bloody past catches up with him when he is assigned to protect a Russian oligarch.Sergei Belov, multi-millionaire patron to a controversial internet whistle-blower, has access to secrets that the Russian FSB wants. The streets of London explode i... read more

Captain Cal Winter, MC - disgraced Iraq veteran, recovering addict and reluctant assassin. Blackmailed into service for a shadowy private army, Cal’s bloody past catches up with him when he is assigned to protect a Russian oligarch.Sergei Belov, multi-millionaire patron to a controversial internet whistle-blower, has access to secrets that the Russian FSB wants. The streets of London explode i... read more

The Devil's Work (Cal Winter Book 2)

Dominic Adler

SHORTLISTED FOR THE PEOPLE’S BOOK PRIZE 2016'Channelling ‘The Wild Geese’ and ‘Where Eagles Dare,’ Adler’s hard-boiled, knowing homage to the action thriller has a dark, modern twist.'Harry Keeble, author of ‘Crack House’ and ‘Terror Cops’.A war-blighted African state, in thrall to the Chinese…A rogue British security contractor, captured freelancing for a rebel general, interred in a high sec... read more

SHORTLISTED FOR THE PEOPLE’S BOOK PRIZE 2016'Channelling ‘The Wild Geese’ and ‘Where Eagles Dare,’ Adler’s hard-boiled, knowing homage to the action thriller has a dark, modern twist.'Harry Keeble, author of ‘Crack House’ and ‘Terror Cops’.A war-blighted African state, in thrall to the Chinese…A rogue British security contractor, captured freelancing for a rebel general, interred in a high sec... read more

The Saint Jude Rules (Cal Winter Book 3)

Dominic Adler

"Adler's prose is razor sharp, his characters flawed enough to be believable. A great read."Alex Shaw, best-selling author of Cold East.“Thrilling. This book keeps you on the edge of your seat.”Amy’s BookshelfCal Winter: Junkie. Murderer. Winner of the Military Cross for Gallantry.Penniless and desperate, Cal Winter is coerced into working for a band of freelance paramilitaries known as The Fi... read more

"Adler's prose is razor sharp, his characters flawed enough to be believable. A great read."Alex Shaw, best-selling author of Cold East.“Thrilling. This book keeps you on the edge of your seat.”Amy’s BookshelfCal Winter: Junkie. Murderer. Winner of the Military Cross for Gallantry.Penniless and desperate, Cal Winter is coerced into working for a band of freelance paramilitaries known as The Fi... read more

Redferne Lane

Sarah Scholefield

Ezra had it all when he died. A good job. A nice house. His loving wife, Grace.Grace doesn’t even realise she’s struggling to keep herself together. Until Torin turns up in Redferne Lane. It’s been nearly two years since Grace has seen Torin. Since Ezra’s funeral. Now Torin is back in her life, emotions from the past are resurfacing and Grace begins to realise elements of her life are going wr... read more

Ezra had it all when he died. A good job. A nice house. His loving wife, Grace.Grace doesn’t even realise she’s struggling to keep herself together. Until Torin turns up in Redferne Lane. It’s been nearly two years since Grace has seen Torin. Since Ezra’s funeral. Now Torin is back in her life, emotions from the past are resurfacing and Grace begins to realise elements of her life are going wr... read more

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Bailey Alexander
David certainly knows his craft. When I submitted the first three chapters he was extraordinarily helpful in the development of my story. And, he submitted his edits prior to the deadline which was greatly appreciated. He is responsive, easy to engage with, able to dive right in and get to the structural issues as well as basic items that require attention. Little surprise his profile is impr...
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Bailey Alexander, October 2019


Andrew Broadfoot
I chose to use David's services already knowing his reputation for professionalism and insight. He did not disappoint. Not only is he very quick, delivering the project ahead of schedule, David is knowledgeable, thoughtful, generous and razor-sharp. The way he identified and articulated the strong and weak elements of the work was precisely what I needed to get back on track. In addition, his u...
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Andrew Broadfoot, September 2019


John Kavanagh
David produced an editorial assessment report for my draft novel. He was quick to respond and very prompt in delivering the report well within the agreed timescale. His comments were very helpful - generally encouraging but including plenty of cogent and constructive criticism. I felt he had an affinity with the material (in this case a thriller) and offered sound judgements and useful compa...
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John Kavanagh, August 2019


Lucy Thairu
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Lucy Thairu, July 2019


Robert Gersohn
David was prompt, courteous and mindful of the fact that I am a complete novice at writing. He delivered his editorial in a fair and constructive manner. I gained new and helpful insights into my story, which is exactly what I hoped to receive from David.

Robert Gersohn, May 2019

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