"The changes and comments Nikki made have made a huge difference.
She has been invaluable."
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for rates/queries
I can give you detailed feedback on your short fiction, poetry or novels.
Charges are decided on a case-by-case basis but here are some example fees:
Feedback and editing (2 passes) for a short story of 2000 words - £35
Feedback and editing (2 passes) for 3 poems (up to 6 pages) - £20
Novels (up to approx 75k) - £250 for proofreading with comments and a short report on the novel
If you require more in-depth editing or your novel is longer, there will be an increase in price.
I will respond to any queries you have on my feedback and always want you to leave happy.
*My specialist areas are crime, thrillers, rom-coms, literary fiction, experimental writing but I'm open to all!
PLEASE NOTE: for novels, I provide a 1000 word sample for free before committing.
For short fiction and novels, I will comment on overall structure, story arc, character development,
imagery, dialogue, redundancy, grammar and punctuation.
All documents include tracked changes (unless specified otherwise by the client) and comments, and for novels, a detailed report about your work with suggested areas for development will also be included.
I will return your work within 3 weeks but faster turnarounds can be negotiated.
I am happy to discuss anything on the phone before or after an edit if you wish.
WHO AM I?
I am an editor with over 14 years’ experience and a background in publishing (editing and production).
I studied English and Creative Writing to Master’s level. I also completed a course in 'Proofreading for Editors' at the Publishing Training Centre and have a proven track record of editing various types of documents to a professional standard. I have worked as an EFL teacher and freelance proofreader and editor.
I have two published novels, Ellipsis (Sparkling Books) and Volta (Aurora Metro Books). I am the winner of the Virginia Prize for fiction 2020 and also have a poetry chapbook and collection (Knives Forks and Spoons). I also have a pamphlet and collection with Beir Bua Press. I run an online magazine (streetcake), a writing prize, and a writing programme for mums (MumWrite), as well as one-off workshops, which all involve feedback and development for writers.
Read more about me on the About page
"...always on the nose: detailed, insightful and respectful of what it is I'm trying to achieve." - Natasha
"Thanks so much for the amazing and detailed feedback!" - Natalie