All the help you need to get your story out there.
Welcome to my website! If you’re working on a novel or narrative non-fiction idea, my mission is simple: to help you get that manuscript finished.
No matter what stage you’re at, I offer dedicated one-to-one support to fix whatever’s holding you up — and bring some extra structure, confidence and pleasure to your writing life.
If your manuscript is finished and you’re unsure about the next stage, I offer an expert editing service, along with professional guidance on markets, readerships and routes to publication.
Narrative development for first-time writers;
Technical troubleshooting for mid-draft problems;
Empathetic, positive and practical support for mid-career dilemmas.
An insightful, professional overview of your manuscript's strengths, weaknesses and potential, plus an hour-long discussion and follow-up resources to help you plan your next steps.
Detailed development for your early draft, comprehensive line editing for the rewrite, and a fast, skilful copyedit for the final polish.
Help with competitions, anthology call-outs, self-publishing strategies, or submissions to agents and indie publishers.
I’ve been working with writers professionally for nearly thirty years and have helped hundreds of emerging and established authors — as a literary agent, senior tutor of postgraduate Creative Writing, through various national mentoring schemes, and as a full time, industry-trained editor. This depth of experience means I can design an editorial process tailor-made for your book: one which fits with your genre, intended market and preferred working methods, and which is dedicated to helping you achieve your creative and commercial ambitions.
The mentoring and creative/professional development support I offer is flexible and affordable. You can pay in small instalments and arrange the work at your own pace, with face-to-face meetings or Zoom sessions available on evenings and weekends as well as through the week.
If you browse the rest of this website you’ll find more about working with me, and about the other resources I’m developing.
But if you have a story you want to talk about, the best thing is to get in touch. Just contact me for a chat — I’d love to hear from you.
There’s a Hole in my Bucket
Published August 2021
Development Edit for Little A (Amazon)
The Cost of Magic
Published October 2020
Mentoring, Development Edit and Copyedit for the author
Under Almond Blossoms
Published December 2020
Anja Saskia Beyer, trans. Annette von Charpentier
Copyedit for Lake Union Publishing (Amazon)
City of Vengeance
Published by Pan Macmillan, February 2021
D. V. Bishop
Manuscript Assessment / Development Edit for the author
Flying on the Inside
Published December 2021
Structural / Development Edit for Little A (Amazon)