Get Feedback On Your Writing

Tough, honest manuscript assessment from pro editors

Getting feedback on your writing is the single most powerful tool of improvement that exists. It's why professional authors rely on editors and agents. It's why the editorial process stands at the heart of the publishing industry. And that transformative power is now available to you. Our book and novel editors are chosen for their excellence - and you can get feedback on your writing from some of the best brains in the business.

See below for our range of services. If you're not sure what to go for, please feel free to ask for help.



Feedback & editing services for novels & non-fiction

Tough, constructive advice - and help with literary agents.
Send your manuscript to us and we will read it in full. We'll tell you in detail what's working, what's not working, and how to fix the stuff that isn't yet right. You will also be able to discuss our feedback directly with your editor. See sample feedback.

If your manuscript is strong enough to be marketed, we'll help with that too. We have outstanding connections with literary agents and have placed work with most of the leading literary agencies in the UK. See our success stories and why we're blushing.

Our editors are a team of about 70 authors and commissioning editors from major publishing houses. Because we have expertise in every genre, for adults and children, we'll have someone who understands your manuscript and its market. Meet the team.

Get started. Just email us your manuscript. We'll confirm a price and, if you're happy, start work immediately. Turnaround time is approx 3-4 weeks. Get further details.

Agent Submission Report for £125:

We can review a covering letter, synopsis and your first few chapters, up to 6,000 words. This service is to assess whether your package is ready to send to an agent. Average report length is 1,500 words. Payment info.

Mini Critique for £145:

We can review your first few chapters, up to 8,000 words. This is to check whether you're on the right track, or allow you to test the water with regards editorial feedback. 

Feedback on Picture Books

 

Picture book feedback

Learn how to succeed in this highly specialist market
We also offer detailed advice on children’s picture books - and naturally we use editors with deep experience of this specialist field. Click here for more info.

Turnaround time is approximately 3-4 weeks. Get started.

Fees: £125 for 1-2 picture books
         £150 for 3-4 picture books. More payment info.

   


About our editors

Because we're large, we have expertise in every conceivable genre. Need a novel editor for your historical crime novel? We can help. Need a non-fiction book editor for help with your travel memoir? We can help. A literary fiction editor? We've got plenty. And because we know our editors really well, we can locate precisely the right one for your and your book.

Feedback on writing is usually sought when a manuscript is complete, but we can offer editorial services whenever you feel you need them - whether you've written thirty pages or three hundred. Or if you want a writing consultant to mentor you through those difficult early stages, we can do that too. Nearly all our editors are happy to work as mentors / writing consultants, so just tell us about your project and we'll suggest how we can help.


Feedback Copy Editing

Copyediting & proofreading services

Polish your manuscript prior to self-publishing
Copyediting will not be necessary for most clients – except where self-publication is the goal, or where a writer is a non-native speaker of English. We’re happy to advise on whether copyediting makes sense for you. Click here for more info.

Get started. Please email us your work and we'll get back to you with a quote. If you're happy with that, we'll start immediately. Turnaround time is typically 3-4 weeks.

Fees: Are quoted on a per-project basis. Payment info.


Feedback and Ghost Writing

Ghostwriting and hands-on book editing

We can handle any assignment
Our editors are happy to take on major ghostwriting projects and/or detailed hands-on editorial work. One such book has been a major bestseller with Orion. Another looks set to be a major international success. Click here for more info.

Fees and turnaround time: Please contact us with details of your project.


Need other services?

If it's to do with writing, then we can help
We offer mentoring. We offer an astonishing complete novel-writing course with prize-winning author, Daren King. We also have a range of online writing courses taught by top authors. Check out the links below for more options, or just get in touch.

Daren King's Complete Novel Course
Born Digital Writing Services
Creative Writing Courses
Writing Community
Advice pages
Festival of Writing and other Events.

**If you're not sure what to go for, please feel free to ask for help.**