We help writers understand whether they stand a chance of success in the commercial literary market place and if they do, help connect them to a literary agent and publisher. We can also advise about the world of self-publishing, and help you think about the increasing number of options open to writers in online environments. We have built up an extensive, highly-skilled and unsurpassed team of over 80 professional readers who are editors and writers with an in-depth knowledge of the UK publishing industry and expertise across a wide range of genres.
Many are published novelists, teach creative writing on prestigious University courses, or have extensive experience of script reading, tutoring and workshopping, as well as relevant industry experience in editorial, commissioning or publishing positions. Writers who use our services can feel confident that their work will be matched to an appropriate reader. For more information on our expert team including biographies and an outline of which genres each reader reads within, please see Readers.
Click here for Fees and here for submission guidelines. The report will be emailed to you as a PDF, and returned in hard copy if you have included a SAE for return postage of your manuscript. If you are interested in copy-editing or proofreading, please see Other Editorial Services.
TLC prides itself on a reputation for excellence. TLC remains at the forefront of editorial provision, and continues to enjoy a high standing in the traditional industry as well as with newer platforms. We also hand-match each writer coming in with an editor we think would be best suited to the project at hand, and bring this curatorial vision to our events programme, as well as to our popular Mentoring programme, which we process on application.
We believe that writers should have access to professional editing services in order to better understand their writing and how it might sit in a constantly changing market, and give honest, professional feedback in order to help writers grow and develop their skills. At TLC we offer manuscript assessment for writing at all levels by writers writing in English. We offer assessment for:. You can find our Reader list including biographies and specialisms here and our Fees here. TLC has established working connections with several leading publishers and agents and over the years has helped many authors get into print.
The answer depends on where you are in the writing process. Our editing services are designed to benefit authors at every stage of their story's development. Below is a brief summary of each of our services. Our Manuscript Critique gets straight to the point by highlighting the issues that stand in the way of your success.
Fiction authors can expect feedback on: Non-fiction authors can expect feedback on: Fiction authors can expect feedback, insight, and advice on: Non-fiction authors can expect feedback, insight, and advice on: Please contact me to receive a quote.
Even excellent writers use more words than necessary, construct sentences that are difficult to follow or could improve the quality of wording. I can professionally format your book ready to upload onto Amazon Kindle or I can apply specific requirements if you are using another self-publishing platform. For other self-publishing platforms the cost is discussed individually. I accept payment by bank transfer, debit card or credit card, or from a Paypal account. See my terms and conditions for more information.
Please contact me if you have any questions or need any clarification regarding the process or requirements of both parties. Services provided by www. I provide clear instructions when correcting errors or making improvements, but it is the client's responsibility whether these changes are accepted. I only proofread and edit using UK English on all projects supplied to me. Errors or discrepancies in the punctuation, grammar or spelling will be rectified if found within 4 days of receipt for projects less than words or within 14 days for higher word counts.
Any other changes will be classed as out of scope and charged at an hourly rate to amend. I reserve the right to decline work containing plagiarised content, or if it is deemed obscene, inflammatory, illegal or otherwise offensive.
I accept no liability for any legal action arising from factual inaccuracy or defamatory information in any project I work on. I am not liable for any losses, of any kind, resulting from missed errors or any advice provided.
I will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of any event s beyond my reasonable control. The client is ultimately responsible for his or her own work. While I will endeavour to point out any particular issues, such as legalities, the client is responsible for ensuring their writing is appropriate for publication.
The client is ultimately responsible for the content and how it is used. I am not responsible for any changes made after I return the amended content, nor do I guarantee it will be accepted for publication, receive favourable reviews, etc. I have the right to either change the date I will return the work or decline the project if there is a delay in the client sending through the text than originally agreed.
If the client supplies a sample of work for me to base my quotation on but the complete text is of a much poorer standard, I may either adjust the quote accordingly or decline the work. After the project is completed: All clients are required to fill in a sign-off form. The client is required to ask beforehand if he or she would like to acknowledge my services in their work. Unauthorised use of my name or services in any text is prohibited.
Payments can be made by the following ways: By debit card or credit card, which are processed securely via PayPal no account needed. Payment is required in advance of the work commencing and within 48 hours of receiving the payment request or invoice.
Although I only accept material in English, payment is accepted if the client lives outside the UK. If the client experiences an unexpected difficulty or force majeure that results in a delay or cancellation of payment, please contact me in the first instance to discuss how to proceed.
If I experience an unexpected difficulty or force majeure that results in a delay in commencement of the work or progress, I will contact the client in the first instance to discuss an amended timeframe or offer to find an alternative editorial service.
I may keep a record of any correspondence if I am contacted with regards to my editorial services. This includes general queries, requests for quotes or checking my availability. Names, email addresses and details of projects provided on my contact form submitted via this website. What happens with the information collected: I may keep details such as contact information. Under the terms of the Data Protection Act , you may view your records to ensure that they are relevant, correct and up to date.
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