I am an experienced editor as well as an author (eight traditionally-published novels under my belt; four of my own and four co-written with Mark). I have taught creative writing at Kingston University and given dozens of people editorial assistance with their books over the past ten years.
If you employ me to help you, you will receive a bespoke and thorough manuscript assessment comprising a 5-10 page report discussing what works and what doesn’t about your manuscript. This will include sections on plot, character, pace, style, dialogue and grammar, with suggestions about where to go next with it and advice on agent submissions/self-publishing, if required.
My prices are very competitive, and cheaper than the major literary consultancies – do contact me for an initial chat to see if I can help. When I know what you need, I will give you a quote.
Some comments from recent satisfied customers:
“Louise’s book report was concise, brilliantly helpful and non-judgmental. It made me feel that my manuscript was an exciting, unfinished project – and I couldn’t wait to start working on it again.” Fiona Beddow, Fierce Resistance, 2013
“Your suggested changes have certainly made the narrative flow more quickly… I am very grateful for the care, and extremely thorough attention to detail that you put into editing – and improving — my manuscript and I would happily recommend [your consultancy] to anyone.” Margaret Fricker, When the Bamboo Flowered, 2014
“When I saw Louise was offering manuscript assessments I didn’t hesitate to get in touch with her to look at the first draft of my novel. I knew, from looking at her own published work, that she would understand the story I was trying to tell and where it would fit into the marketplace. Her feedback was clear, concise and friendly and contained that vital balance of encouragement and constructive criticism. I will certainly consider using her again for future projects.” Aaron Witcher, Ticked Off, 2014