Each year I take on a limited number of edits for novels and short story collections. If you have a project close to submission and want a substantive edit before you send the ms off, and know about when you’ll be ready to have it looked at, email me (ideally with a short sample of the work in question) for more information and an estimate.


I work with several other skillful, widely-experienced and responsive editors, so whether your book is literary or the kind of literary that is called genre, whether it’s an early draft needing a deeper look or a late draft ready for a quick copy edit, we can find someone to suit you, and at a price you can manage. My colleagues and I have years of experience both in writing and in teaching at various universities and writing centres, and we can find a good partner who will match and encourage your own efforts.

We enter the editing process with collaborative joy. As well as advice we offer the relief of a sounding-board. Having an expert ear and eye can be a much more practical solution than the further frustration of working alone.

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