Editing services

I want you to love your story to the moon and back. And I want young readers to love it all the way to Neptune. I offer various developmental editing packages and the right one for you will depend on where you are in your writing journey and how much feedback you need. Ready? Set? Lift off.

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Editing services

I want you to love your story to the moon and back. And I want young readers to love it all the way to Neptune. I offer various developmental editing packages and the right one for you will depend on where you are in your writing journey and how much feedback you need.

Not sure which service is right for you? Try my handy quiz!

B) Got a full manuscript?

Pixie report: 7 steps to a stronger manuscript
£549 up to 80,000 words | £589 up to 100,000 words

  • I’ll read your full manuscript
  • I’ll give you seven recommendations for strengthening your story with actionable advice and links to further reading
  • I won’t go into lots of detail explaining writing terminology or explaining writing craft but I will always include resources where you can learn more
  • Around 10 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

B) Got a full manuscript?

Pixie report: Seven steps to a stronger manuscript
£549 up to 80,000 words | £599 up to 100,000 words

  • I’ll provide feedback on your full manuscript with specific recommendations and guidance
  • I’ll give you seven recommendations for strengthening your story with actionable advice and links to further reading
  • This isn’t as thorough or all encompassing as The Monster; I won’t go into lots of detail explaining writing terminology or explaining writing craft but I will always include resources where you can learn more
  • Around 10 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

C) Got a full manuscript? Querying authors

Query Package
£250

Wondering how to make your submission really stand out and impress your dream agents? Send me your query letter, synopsis and first 10,000 words and I’ll write a short report (up to 5 pages of A4) with suggestions on how to strengthen your submission materials.

Maybe you need better comp titles, perhaps you’ve forgotten to mention the story’s central conflict. maybe you haven’t ordered your query letter as well as you could. You’ve done the hard work of writing a book – now you need to put its best foot forward.

  • I’ll read your query letter, synopsis (up to 3 A4 pages) and first 10,000 words of your manuscript
  • I’ll write a short report up to 5 A4 pages with feedback and recommendations

Query Package Gold
£400

  • I’ll read your query letter, synopsis (up to 3 A4 pages) and first 10,000 words
  • I’ll write a short report up to 5 A4 pages with feedback and recommendations
  • I’ll mark-up all your documents with comments in the margin so it’s like a mini developmental edit except the focus is on presenting your submission materials in the best light rather than strengthening your novel as a whole

Query Package
£250

Wondering how to make your submission really stand out and impress your dream agents? Send me your query letter, synopsis and first 10,000 words and I’ll write a short report (up to 5 pages of A4) with suggestions on how to strengthen your submission materials.

Maybe you need better comp titles, perhaps you’ve forgotten to mention the story’s central conflict. maybe you haven’t ordered your query letter as well as you could. You’ve done the hard work of writing a book – now you need to put its best foot forward.

  • I’ll read your query letter, synopsis (up to 3 A4 pages) and first 10,000 words of your manuscript
  • I’ll write a short report up to 5 A4 pages with feedback and recommendations

Query Package Gold
£400

  • I’ll read your query letter, synopsis (up to 3 A4 pages) and first 10,000 words
  • I’ll write a short report up to 5 A4 pages with feedback and recommendations
  • I’ll mark-up all your documents with comments in the margin so it’s like a mini developmental edit except the focus is on presenting your submission materials in the best light rather than strengthening your novel as a whole

D) Got a partial manuscript? 

Cub Report
£150

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 MG and YA genre authors

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

D) Got a partial manuscript? 

Cub Report
£150

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

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

E) Still at the pre-writing stage? 

Plot check-up
£200

Want some feedback on your story before you start writing? With a plot check-up you can run your plans past me to make sure you’re heading in the right direction. Send your outline, synopsis, pitch, chapter plan or back-of-a-napkin story ideas up to 10,000 words and I’ll send you back a short report on what I think is and isn’t working and what potential hurdles I see in your plan.

Maybe there’s no clear character development in your outline or the premise sounds more suited to adult fiction rather than YA. Save yourself time and stress by getting a professional opinion before you start!

Plot check-up
£200

Want some feedback on your story before you start writing? With a plot check-up you can run your plans past me to make sure you’re heading in the right direction. Send your outline, synopsis, pitch, chapter plan or back-of-a-napkin story ideas up to 10,000 words and I’ll send you back a short report on what I think is and isn’t working and what potential hurdles I see in your plan.

Maybe there’s no clear character development in your outline or the premise sounds more suited to adult fiction rather than YA. Save yourself time and stress by getting a professional opinion before you start!

G) Just want hands-off, on-demand advice and insight?

Introduction to Writing Middle Grade and YA Fiction Webinar and Workbook
£20

Ready to really understand the main differences between middle grade, YA and adult fiction? Want to learn what agents and publishers are looking for in manuscripts for children and teens? This video and workbook package is an easy-to-digest, quick-start guide to kidlit, whether you’re new to fiction altogether or an experienced author switching to a young audience.

What’s included?

  • A 48-minute recorded webinar (to watch in your own time) on the fundamentals of writing middle grade and YA fiction
  • A 22-page workbook including all the content from the webinar plus interactive quiz questions

The buzz created after your talk was testament to how you got us all inspired as writers.’ – Nicola Manesseh, member of the Society of Authors

I feel like I actually understand the categories now.’ – Lauren McMenemy, writer and former co-chair of Sutton Writers

I really did find it so inspiring and motivating.’ – Eran Edry, member of the Society of Authors