However, I'm tough, and will say exactly what I think a book needs if it's to succeed in fulfilling the author's ambition (which might be writing a New York Times bestseller, or might just be to create a book to give to the grandchildren). Several clients have gone on to sign with agents and get book deals with big-5 publishers, so the process works, no matter how high your level of ambition!
Specialist genres: memoir/fantasy/romance/historical fiction/literary fiction/crime/horror/YA/childrens.
- Client short-listed for Bath Novel Award
- Publaunch approved supplier
- ALLi approved supplier
- CIEP professional member
- AFEPI professional member
Experienced professional editor in all fiction genres other than religious. Have written for middle grade and young adult. Authors have gone on to be shortlisted for major awards, have Amazon bestsellers and been picked up by agents and/or big-5 publishers.
All editing undertaken, from coaching, developmental or line editing, copyediting and proofreading. Manuscript assessments, synopsis, blurb and query letter assessment.
Please see the attached portfolio for a broad spread of fiction genres.
In-house editor for Amazon's Writeon online platform, giving author critiques on contributors' submissions to the platform. Formed the inspiration for the popular OpeningLines writing website that started in 2018.
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