editing service

Submission Package Editing Service

This editing service comprises:

• proof reading (spelling, grammar, punctuation)
• copy - editing (looking at word choices, repetition, structure, imagery, etc)
• Critique (An overview of what is working and anything that isn’t)

Manuscripts must be typed, 12 point font and double spaced. They must be submitted and will be returned by email (The comments feature will be utilised and a written report produced.)  Bear in mind that agents and publishers often specify that the cover letter and the synopsis must each be no longer than one side of typed A4.

£10 per 1000 words (Submission Letter, Synopsis and First Three Chapters)

10% discount for my current/former students

Re-reads by arrangement

"Maria has done a wonderful job appraising my manuscript.

She  looked at it in detail and gave me clues how to improve what I've written.  When I've have put her suggestions into my writing I can immediately see the improvement in pace and interest.  Best investment I could have made.  Thank you Maria."  Jean, Leeds 


Novel Manuscript Editing Service

This editing service comprises:

• proof reading (spelling, grammar, punctuation)
• copy - editing (looking at word choices, repetition, structure, imagery, etc)
• Critique (An overview of what is working and anything that isn’t)

Manuscripts must be typed, 12 point font and double spaced. They must be submitted and will be returned by email (The comments feature will be utilised and a written report produced.)

£100 per 10,000 words 

10% discount for my current/former students

Re-reads by arrangement


Poetry Editing Service

This editing service comprises:

• proof reading (spelling, grammar, punctuation)
• Editing (looking at word choices, repetition, structure, imagery, etc)
• Critique (An overview of what is working and anything that isn’t)

Manuscripts must be typed, 12 point font, double spaced. They must be submitted and will be returned by email (The comments feature will be utilised and a written report produced.)

£120 for a 50 page collection, includes assessment of submission letter

10% discount for my current/former students

Re-reads by arrangement

editing service