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.

Not sure which service is right for you? Overwhelmed by all the options?

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?

Not sure which service is right for you? Overwhelmed by all the options?

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 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 plus gives an overview of any other potential issues or areas that might need work
  • Personalised recommended reading list
  • Invitation to a private Facebook group for middle grade and YA 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 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 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) Want a full day of instant support and feedback?

One-day blitz! Editor in your pocket £500

Ever sit down to work on your manuscript and wish you had an editor next to you to answer questions and bounce ideas off while you write? Well, I can’t sit right next to you but I can do the next best thing and be available ALL DAY to chat whenever you need me.

  • Stuck on a tricky scene and need help figuring it out?
  • Worried your main character’s goal just isn’t strong enough?
  • Feel like that big moment where your MC finally gets their first kiss just isn’t hitting the mark?
  • Want somebody to test out a maybe-hilarious joke on?
  • Need to check if this bit is a bit too mature for middle grade?

Ask me all these questions and more!

How does it work?

I’ll be at your beck and call all day from 9am to 7pm BST to reply to text and voice messages (but no live calls). You can choose between two communication methods: Slack and Voxer. Both are available on mobile and desktop so you can send me messages when you’re out and about if a thought pops into your head, and I can respond to you whether I’m in the office, popping to the shop or sneaking a fun-size Twix in the kitchen.

You can also send me up to 10,000 words of your manuscript / notes / query letter / synopsis / whatever in advance so I can come to our one-day blitz with thoughts and feedback ready to go.

So, pick a day you know you’re going to be getting down to some hard work – whether it’s writing, revising or planning – and get me in your pocket!

H) Want to chat to me live?

Wolf Chat: an online (video & mic free!) consultation
£150 for 45 minutes and follow-up email

Perhaps you don’t need a full report or ongoing support but you have a specific issue you’re struggling with or just want to run something by me. Send me an extract from your manuscript and book an online chat so we can discuss your concerns. We’ll talk via text in Slack so no cameras or microphones, just good old-fashioned typing so you can turn up in your kangaroo onesie and I won’t even know (although I’d be super happy about it so you should tell me). 

Wolf Chat consultations cost £150 and you’ll receive:

  • 45-minute live text chat on Slack (no video or audio)
  • Send me 1,000 words in advance
  • Receive an email recap of our chat with links

I) Want unlimited support on unlimited manuscripts for a year?

The Fairy Godmother Package

£9,999 for 12 months

This is the big one, folks! For one whole year you can send me as many manuscripts, chapters, ideas, synopses, query letters and questions as you like and I’ll feed back on them all and give you as much support as you want. Margin comments? Manuscript critiques? Cub reports? Query letter package? Multiple rounds of edits? Week by week coaching? Daily Slack chats? You can have it all!

I only take on two Fairy Godmother clients per year so get in touch if you’d like to chat more about the service and I’ll let you know if I have an opening!