Options & Prices

I will look at your work with an objective and critical eye, and always do my best to accentuate the positive.

  • I am always happy to discuss other options if you have something in mind.
  • A follow–up telephone consultation to discuss your report is included in the price. (UK only)
  • Returning customers will recieve a generous discount.
  • Copy-editing is available upon request.  

    

SAMPLE - READ AND REVIEW *

This is perfect for writers who are just starting out but who need professional feedback on small chunks of work. I will give you an honest appraisal of a sample of your novel, telling you what works and what doesn’t. Constructive criticism will focus on characterization, dialogue, pacing and continuity in this sample of your story. 

This does not include a line-by-line edit, help on grammar or spelling, help on rewriting.

 Up to 10,000 words - £100

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WHOLE NOVEL - IN DEPTH CRITIQUE *

This is closest to the sort of thing you might get given by an agent or publisher. It looks at plot, structure, characterisation, style, setting, language, continuity and consistency, and anything else that is relevant to the story you are telling and how you are telling it. It is useful after a first or second draft and you are not sure what you need to do next. I will give detailed feedback about what is good and what works in your novel, as well as highlighting areas where you might need to make changes, (including structural changes.) It does not include a line-by-line edit, help on grammar or spelling, but I will draw your attention to repeated mistakes and errors.

Up to 50,000 words - £600

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* BETA READING /  READ AND REVIEW *

Unbiased critical feedback will usually include comments about plot, characters, voice, etc, as well as pointing out flaws and inconsistency from the readers point of view. 

I will tell you what works and what doesn’t. 

This does not include a line-by-line edit, help on grammar or spelling, or help on rewriting, but I will draw your attention to repeated mistakes and errors.

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 COPY EDITING *

You are ready to publish! If so, you will benefit from a copy-edit. I will check your grammar, spelling and punctuation and may make suggestions to improve accuracy, consistency, clarity and sense. Copy-editing does not involve advice on restructuring or rewriting, interfere with your creativity or give opinions on the book's potential. All copy-editing is carried out using the Track Changes feature of Microsoft Word, which allows you to accept or reject my suggestions, thereby keeping control of the material.

£8 per 1,000 words

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* ONE-2-ONE MENTORING *

I am also able to offer one-2-one mentoring on a specific project. 

If you are interested in this, or you cannot find an option here to suit your needs, please Opens internal link in current windowcontact me to discuss how I may be able to help you. 

   

* WRITING FOR CHILDREN - AN ONLINE COURSE *

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"Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one was not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand."

George Orwell