We offer independent
feedback on creative writing. We believe we’re
unique in offering multiple critiques of your work
on a sliding scale; you're not
limited to just one. Each critique comes from an
individual editor, written independently.
We use our reviewing skills to:
• broadly analyse your writing
• highlight the strengths
• point up any major flaws
• suggest how to make improvements
Unlike your family and friends, we are objective.
Unlike a writers' circle, you never meet
us, so you don't need to feel shy. Our critiques can't
be influenced by friendships or politics.
Unlike writers' websites, we are focused
on you and your writing, and as professional editors we
are expert at offering help. Our critiques aren't provided
to show off our own writing, or to gain credits, or to
services. They are provided to help you improve your writing.
Our critiques are professional, well-considered
and in sufficient depth to be really useful.
Unlike any other manuscript appraisal service
that we know of, we offer multiple critiques.
How it works
One, two or more of our editors reads an extract of your novel, narrative
non-fiction or short story and each provides a written critique.
Having critiques from two or more reviewers
is a good idea – more than one opinion is always
valuable. Overlapping views are reassuring, while different
editors almost always pick up different points too. The
fee is on a gently sliding scale; you pay far less than
twice the cost of one critique for two.
For novel extracts
of up to 15,000 words, prices start at just £99;
two reviews cost £149.
Critiques are usually between one and two
A4 pages, single-spaced for work of 15,000 words, and of
course longer for bigger extracts. They will look at elements
such as characterisation, plot development, style, credibility,
structure and writing style. You choose if you want one,
two, three or four critiques.
Please remember every critique is subjective. This reflects
real life, where one reader might hugely enjoy a book that
someone else dislikes – this applies to agents and
We offer a professional structural and copy-editing service.
Please see Editing for full details.