We are a panel of editors who work in the
worlds of publishing, education and professional writing.
Several of our editors freelance for publishers in the
UK and also the US. A number are literary agents. All are
dedicated reviewers with a clear understanding of what
makes good fiction and how to provide useful feedback.
We read your work and appraise it objectively, drawing
on our professional experience and expertise.
standards are at the heart of our written critiques.
also the foundations of our editing service which is rapidly
earning a reputation as one of the best
in the UK. Whenever we provide sample edits, customers
return to us for their work with comments such as ‘technically
far superior’ and ‘the best by a long way’.
results of such high quality editing is work that stands
out. Whether you’re looking to attract the attention
of an agent or to self-publish, that’s essential.
and publishers look for writers who take their work seriously.
Readers look for books presented to the same
standard as those they’re used to reading from traditional
What we offer
• objective opinion, based only on your writing and
not on anything else about
• considered critiques, which you might want to quote
in your submission to a
--publisher or agent;
• up to 4 critiques, each by a different editor,
for greater feedback;
• a checklist rating, which should help you in assessing
and developing your
• affordable prices;
• If we are really impressed with your work we might
recommend it, with your
--permission, to a suitable
publisher or agent.
What we don't
• we can’t guarantee your work will be published,
no matter how much we think it --might
deserve to be;
• editing is not included with critiques – structural
editing, copy-editing and
--proofreading is provided
as a separate service. See Editing.
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 the
writing itself. You choose if you want one, two, three or
Accompanying each review will be a checklist,
rating elements of your writing, usually on a scale of 1-5,
where 1 = needs more work, and 5 = excellent. For examples,
please see Sample Critique. We
provide slightly different, tailored checklists for writing
aimed at the children’s market, and for full novels.
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 publishers too!