Services for Publishers and Agents

I offer a range of editorial and writing services which I can adapt to your needs and deadlines.

If you would like to discuss an editorial project with me, you can find my telephone and email details on the Contact Me page. For writing enquiries, please contact my agent, Penny Holroyde of Holroyde Cartey.

Writers: If you are a writer looking for help with your manuscript, you can find out more about what I offer here.



Children’s fiction

  • Structural editing – comprehensive editorial notes which can be accompanied by annotations on the manuscript.
  • Line-editing – close editing work to polish manuscripts.

Concept development

From young fiction to YA

  • Initial concept creation, series arc, storylines and character development.
  • Commissioning writers/illustrators.
  • Series project management/editing.


For children of all ages

  • I write to brief and I can also work with you to develop and fulfil a concept.
  • I am happy to audition by writing a sample/chapter breakdown.
  • You can see examples of my writing work here.


Children’s and adult fiction and non-fiction

  • Highly competent, sensitive and efficient copy-editing.
  • Anglicisations and Americanisations.
  • I always include a style sheet and can compile a separate author query document if desired.

Manuscript reviews

Children’s fiction

  • For publishers and agents.
  • Partial or full manuscripts.
  • One-off reports or regular reviewing.
  • Assessing marketability as well as quality and potential.

Other services

  • Submissions reader (children’s fiction).
  • Abridgements and retellings (children’s fiction).
  • Book critiquing.
  • Series consultancy.
  • Series proofreading.

Please contact me if you want to discuss a service not listed here and I will do my best to help or recommend someone who can.