Writing Services

Let Me Help You Tell Your Story

The best writing tells a story. It is informative and enjoyable to read. Just like a good book, the reader will be drawn in, wanting to read on, keen to find out what comes next.

A good story increases the reader’s interest as they turn the pages. That old saying, ‘it’s a book you can’t put down’ applies just as much to factual writing as it does to fiction. Good writers keep the narrative flowing, make their work easy to read, use just the right amount of humour or pathos and make sure that the story is told in a way which doesn’t baffle the reader or make their heads spin. Good writing is never boring.

You may have something you want to write, but don’t have enough confidence in your literary ability to write it yourself. It may be the story of your life, or of someone in your family. Perhaps it is a a book about something you are interested in, or about an experience you have had. It may not be a book at all, it might be an article, an essay, a web site, a leaflet or even a letter. Whatever it is, the easier it is to read, the greater the impact it will have.

There are many ways I can help you as you tell your story. Here are just a few:

Ghost Writing

You may have a story to tell but you don’t feel confident about writing it. I will write it for you, in your voice and in a way that communicates exactly what you want to say. We will have regular conversations and discussions, agree the format and structure and then I will write it to your approval. Every Ghost-Writing project is different, so before we start we will agree on the budget, roughly how many words it will be and how long it will take to write.

We will keep in touch every step of the way, so that you are always in control.

When you are happy with the final version, if you wish I can help you with cover design, printing and marketing.

Editorial Revision

You may like an objective, informed opinion of a book you are writing. Editorial Revision is your opportunity to receive a full report, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript, areas where it can be improved and specific guidance and suggestions on how to improve those areas that need improvement.

I charge a flat fee for this service of £1,000.

You may have written your manuscript already but feel that it needs a professional eye cast over it. I will review your copy, making suggestions for amendment and improvement.  We will keep in touch every step of the way, so that you are always in control.

Finding an Agent or Publisher

Finding the right publisher can be a challenge. When you are trying to get a book published it is important to present your work at its very best. I will help you to submit compelling, interesting, commercially viable proposals to publishers. But please don’t wait until you have been turned down by everyone before coming to me. You only get one chance with each publisher, once they have turned you down they won’t look at your work again, however much your proposal has improved.

How Much Does It Cost?

Every project I work on is different; there is no fixed price. If you would like me to work with you it will be because you want a top-quality product from a professional author who is published by a serious, mainstream publisher. If cost is the only thing that concerns you you will find cheaper writers on the freelance platforms. But if quality is important to you then please fill in the form below so that we can will discuss your project and I can give you a quote.

Can I help you?

For a free no-obligation discussion on the best way I can help you, please fill in the form below. Please give me as much detail as you can. The more you tell me, the more accurately I can help.