Editing services

Editing services

Rainbow Brite was my style icon as a child so let’s please, just for a second, pretend this gif is actual footage of me. That glittering ball of light I’m holding so delicately is your story, all precious and full of fairy dust and potential. My goal is to help you breathe as much magic into your manuscript as possible and paint it across the sky for all the world to see like a beautiful sparkling story rainbow. So, shall we? 

I offer three levels of editing and the right one for you will depend on where you are in your writing journey and how much feedback you’re after. 

Rainbow Brite was my style icon as a child so let’s please, just for a second, pretend this gif is actual footage of me. That glittering ball of light I’m holding so delicately is your story, all precious and full of fairy dust and potential. My goal is to help you breathe as much magic into your manuscript as possible and paint it across the sky for all the world to see like a beautiful sparkling story rainbow. So, shall we? 

I offer three levels of editing and the right one for you will depend on where you are in your writing journey and how much feedback you’re after. 

Level 1

Cub Reports are a brilliant way to get feedback on a specific element of your story. They focus only on your first 10,000 words so are great for letting you know if you’re heading in the right direction or, if you already have a completed manuscript, giving you the suggestions and guidance you need to tackle revisions. I will:

  • Read your first 10,000 words
  • Write a report around 5 A4 pages in Word
  • Address only one plot element, chosen by you
  • Invite you to a private Facebook group for middle grade and YA genre authors

Cub Report: Audience
£150

This report addresses whether your story is hitting the conventions and reader expectations for your child or teen audience and helps you establish if your story is really middle grade, YA or something else!

Cub Report: Genre
£150

Not sure which genre or subgenre your story is? Wondering if you’re giving genre fans what they want? This report will help you identify your market and how to find published titles similar to yours.

Cub Report: World building
£150

I’ll explore your novel’s setting, culture and magic systems and how well you’ve built a believable, immersive world through description, dialogue, backstory and sensory detail.

Cub Report: Character goals
£150

I’ll explore how successfully you present your main character’s goals (internal and external) and motivations and whether they’re driving the story forward in each scene.

Level 1

Cub Reports are a brilliant way to get feedback on a specific element of your story. They focus only on your first 10,000 words so are great for letting you know if you’re heading in the right direction or, if you already have a completed manuscript, giving you the suggestions and guidance you need to tackle revisions. I will:

  • Read your first 10,000 words
  • Write a report around 5 A4 pages in Word
  • Address only one plot element, chosen by you
  • Invite you to a private Facebook group for middle grade and YA genre authors

Cub Report: Audience
£150

This report addresses whether your story is hitting the conventions and reader expectations for your child or teen audience and helps you establish if your story is really middle grade, YA or something else!

Cub Report: World building
£150

I’ll explore your novel’s setting, culture and magic systems and how well you’ve built a believable, immersive world through description, dialogue, backstory and sensory detail.

Cub Report: Genre
£150

Not sure which genre or subgenre your story is? Wondering if you’re giving genre fans what they want? This report will help you identify your market and how to find published titles similar to yours.

Cub Report: Character goals
£150

I’ll explore how successfully you present your main character’s goals (internal and external) and motivations and whether they’re driving the story forward in each scene.

Level 1

Cub Reports are a brilliant way to get feedback on a specific element of your story. They focus only on your first 10,000 words so are great for letting you know if you’re heading in the right direction or, if you already have a completed manuscript, giving you the suggestions and guidance you need to tackle revisions. I will:

  • Read your first 10,000 words
  • Write a report around 5 A4 pages in Word
  • Address only one plot element, chosen by you
  • Invite you to a private Facebook group for middle grade and YA genre authors

Cub Report: Audience
£150

This report addresses whether your story is hitting the conventions and reader expectations for your child or teen audience and helps you establish if your story is really middle grade, YA or something else!

Cub Report: Genre
£150

Not sure which genre or subgenre your story is? Wondering if you’re giving genre fans what they want? This report will help you identify your market and how to find published titles similar to yours.

Cub Report: World building
£150

I’ll explore your novel’s setting, culture and magic systems and how well you’ve built a believable, immersive world through description, dialogue, backstory and sensory detail.

Cub Report: Character goals
£150

I’ll explore how successfully you present your main character’s goals (internal and external) and motivations and whether they’re driving the story forward in each scene.

Level 2

Starter Critique
£400

  • Around 10 A4 pages in Word
  • I’ll read your first 10,000 words (twice)
  • Feedback on your story’s opening and tips on where to go next
  • Editorial letter identifies three plot elements that need the most development and explores them in detail
  • Personalised recommended reading list
  • Invitation to a private Facebook group for middle grade and YA genre authors

Advanced reader report
£400

  • This report is suitable for experienced authors or those who have studied story craft at length
  • I’ll provide feedback on your full manuscript with specific recommendations and guidance
  • Like a professional beta read with my editor hat on as well as my reader hat
  • This isn’t a teaching tool; I won’t explain writing terminology or go into detail about why elements like conflict or character arc matter
  • Around 5 A4 pages in Word

Follow-up report
£400

  • For authors I’ve worked with before
  • I’ll read your full revised manuscript within a year of your initial edit
  • An editorial letter around 5 A4 pages in Word discussing how successfully you’ve addressed my original feedback and recommendations
  • Because we’ve worked together before, I won’t explain terminology or elements of story craft that we’ve already discussed

Level 2

Starter Critique
£400

  • Around 10 A4 pages in Word
  • I’ll read your first 10,000 words (twice)
  • Feedback on your story’s opening and tips on where to go next
  • Editorial letter identifies three plot elements that need the most development and explores them in detail
  • Personalised recommended reading list
  • Invitation to a private Facebook group for middle grade and YA genre authors

Advanced reader report
£400

  • This report is suitable for experienced authors or those who have studied story craft at length
  • I’ll provide feedback on your full manuscript with specific recommendations and guidance
  • Like a professional beta read with my editor hat on as well as my reader hat
  • This isn’t a teaching tool; I won’t explain writing terminology or go into detail about why elements like conflict or character arc matter
  • Around 5 A4 pages in Word

Follow-up report
£400

  • For authors I’ve worked with before
  • I’ll read your full revised manuscript within a year of your initial edit
  • An editorial letter around 5 A4 pages in Word discussing how successfully you’ve addressed my original feedback and recommendations
  • Because we’ve worked together before, I won’t explain terminology or elements of story craft that we’ve already discussed

Level 2

Starter Critique
£400

  • Around 10 A4 pages in Word
  • I’ll read your first 10,000 words (twice)
  • Feedback on your story’s opening and tips on where to go next
  • Editorial letter identifies three plot elements that need the most development and explores them in detail
  • Personalised recommended reading list
  • Invitation to a private Facebook group for middle grade and YA genre authors

Advanced reader report
£400

  • This report is suitable for experienced authors or those who have studied story craft at length
  • I’ll provide feedback on your full manuscript with specific recommendations and guidance
  • Like a professional beta read with my editor hat on as well as my reader hat
  • This isn’t a teaching tool; I won’t explain writing terminology or go into detail about why elements like conflict or character arc matter
  • Around 5 A4 pages in Word

Follow-up report
£400

  • For authors I’ve worked with before
  • I’ll read your full revised manuscript within a year of your initial edit
  • An editorial letter around 5 A4 pages in Word discussing how successfully you’ve addressed my original feedback and recommendations
  • Because we’ve worked together before, I won’t explain terminology or elements of story craft that we’ve already discussed