Megan Collins

Megan Collins

Megan Collins – Editor



Megan Collins is the author of the psychological thrillers The Winter Sister (2019), Behind the Red Door (2020), and The Family Plot (2021), all published by Atria/Simon & Schuster.

Megan Collins

Megan holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University, and she taught creative writing for twelve years. Throughout her teaching career, she guided many of her students through the process of writing and revising work that then went on to win prestigious regional, state, and national writing competitions. Many of her former students have since had their work published. Megan is also the managing editor of 3Elements Review, a prompt-based literary magazine, where one of her duties is to provide extensive feedback (on the developmental and line-edit levels) to submitters who pay for such services.

Why we love Megan


Her debut novel, The Winter Sister, was an official Book of the Month Club selection for February 2019, and was called “a bewitching thriller with surprises detonating in nearly every chapter” (Kirkus Reviews).11 and has helped 1 in 5 writers to success. Debi IS Jericho Writers.

What Megan says about editing


As a former creative writing teacher, I know there is nothing more rewarding than helping someone find their voice, shape it, and then use it to say something deeply resonant in a way that’s completely unique. Working with aspiring writers is, for me, a magical and inspiring experience; as a witness to their struggles, their bravery, and ultimately their successes, I find I often get as much as I give. I strive to guide each writer I work with toward artistic growth and creative breakthroughs.

Among the creative writing students and faculty at the school where I taught, I had the reputation of being “the editor,” which meant that I had the immense privilege of working with students as they prepared to submit their writing to competitions or journals. I always offered thorough, meticulous feedback that addressed both the big picture (character development, story arc, etc.) and the small (diction, cadence, etc.). As such, in addition to manuscript assessments, I’d be happy to do line editing for authors.

Genres Megan specialises in



Fiction:


Contemporary


Literary (including ‘bookclub’)


Crime / Thriller / Action


Women’s



Non-Fiction:


Memoir/Autobiography


Megan’s published books



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Margaret Kirk

Margaret Kirk

Margaret Kirk – Editor



Margaret Kirk writes ‘Highland Noir’  – Scottish crime fiction with a gothic twist, set in and around her home city of Inverness.

Margaret Kirk

Her debut novel, Shadow Man, won the Good Housekeeping First Novel Competition in 2016. ‘A harrowing and horrific game of consequences’ according to Val McDermid, it was published by Orion in 2017. What Lies Buried, book 2 in the DI Lukas Mahler series, was described as ‘an absolute cracker’ by Caroline Green and ‘Tartan Noir at its very best’ by the Daily Mail. Book 3, In The Blood, will be released in April 2021.

Margaret is also the writer of several award-winning short stories. Still Life was broadcast on Radio 4 as part of their’ Scottish Shorts’ series, and The Seal Singers (Das Lied der Seehunde) has been published in translation in Germany and Switzerland.

Why we love Margaret


Neil Lancaster, bestselling author of the Tom Novak series, says: ‘Margaret offered honest and incisive feedback on my first book. Her advice was crucial in me securing a publishing contract’.

What Margaret says about editing


I know from personal experience just how invaluable it can be to get feedback on your writing – and just how much of a difference the right kind of feedback at the right time can make.

I hadn’t been writing for long when I attended a crime-writing course tutored by the amazing Val McDermid. I had no idea whether my work was any good and I had zero confidence, but her perceptive comments and encouragement gave me the boost I needed to keep going. So when I won the Good Housekeeping First Novel Competition, I promised myself I would do whatever I could to help others in return.

Whatever your eventual writing goal is, my aim is to give you the tools you need to take the next steps towards it. I’ll offer honest and supportive feedback, in clear and concise language, based on everything I’ve learned since my first book was published.

I’m particularly fond of crime or suspense with a gothic vibe/hint of the supernatural.

 

Genres Margaret specialises in



Fiction:


Crime / Thriller / Action


Fantasy


Paranormal


Margaret’s published books



Testimonials


 

“Margaret read my first book, Going Dark, and offered honest and incisive feedback on the plot, pacing and prose. Her advice was crucial in me securing a publishing contract.”

– Neil Lancaster, best-selling author of the Tom Novak series

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Sibyl Ruth

Sibyl Ruth

Sibyl Ruth – Editor



An experienced teacher and mentor, over the years Sibyl has helped many writers realise their ambitions. Artists she has worked with have gone on to win literary prizes and awards.

Sibyl Ruth

After studying English at Cambridge, Sibyl Ruth went on to publish two small press collections of poetry and win the Mslexia Poetry Competition. Her poems have been widely anthologised and broadcast. She has also scripted and presented two features for Radio 4. Listen to Them Breathing was about Quaker poets while Terezin Dreams considered the poetry written by her German-Jewish great aunt Rose Scooler, while she was in a concentration camp. She lives in Birmingham and has been the city’s Poet Laureate.

Why we love Sibyl


Sibyl’s short fiction and creative non-fiction have appeared in multiple magazines and e-zines. Her poems have also been widely anthologised and broadcast.

What Sibyl says about editing


I enjoy helping aspiring writers, because I have received so much valuable help myself! Without other artists’ input I would probably have had a few pieces published in obscure places. But accessing professional feedback has allowed me to become more successful, skillful and self-aware. I always find it exciting to start reading a new manuscript. The writer may only just be setting out, struggling to work out what they have to say, how best to say it. But somewhere between the lines there is bound to be a unique voice. My task is to listen carefully and describe what I hear. I enable writers to focus on what lies at the heart of their work, to hone the power of their words.

Genres Sibyl specialises in



Fiction:


Contemporary


Literary (including ‘bookclub’)


Crime / Thriller / Action


Women’s


Romance & erotica


Science Fiction


Fantasy


Comic/Satire


Paranormal


Young Adult


Sibyl’s published books



Testimonials


 

Debi has given me the most fantastic and useful feedback on writing I ever received!

Vlad G

Thank you for the incredible support you gave me, Debi. You are so warm and nurturing, as well as being an amazing editor.

Christina B

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Holly Race

Holly Race

Holly Race – Editor



Holly is a YA author and a script editor for television and film. Her debut, the first in a YA urban fantasy trilogy titled Midnight’s Twins, was published by Hot Key Books in 2020 as part of a three book deal. Her second novel, A Gathering Midnight, will be published in June 2021.

Holly Race

Before becoming an author, Holly worked for nearly a decade as a script reader for a wide range of production companies, including Working Title, the BFI and Pathé. She has a Diploma in Script Development from the prestigious NFTS and cut her teeth working in the film department of Aardman Animations. Since then she has worked as a development editor for Red Planet Pictures and as a development executive at Andy Serkis’ Imaginarium Studios. Holly also runs a successful ‘Screenwriting for Novelists’ course and teaches creative writing at festivals and as a guest lecturer at Cambridge University’s ICE.

Why we love Holly


When Holly isn’t writing, she works as a freelance script editor for several scriptwriters and international production companies.

What Holly says about editing


For a writer, there’s little better than those moments when you figure out the perfect way to express your story. For an editor, there’s a genuine thrill in helping a writer to reach those moments. It’s the magic of being a creative sounding board.

I understand how frightening it can be to show your writing to a stranger. But as the graduate of a novel writing course, I also know that feedback from a safe, honest and experienced pair of eyes is invaluable.

My priority will always lie in making the most of the story you want to tell. I certainly don’t believe that there is only one correct way of writing. I won’t tell you exactly what to do, only make suggestions and explain the reasoning behind them. It’s crucial that you always feel ownership over your work.

I love reading YA, fantasy (and YA fantasy!) as well as scripts of any genre. I also have a soft spot for speculative fiction. I offer editorial and submission pack assessments as well as mentoring and line-editing.

Genres Holly specialises in



Fiction:


Fantasy


Young Adult


Plays and screen scripts


Holly’s published books



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Mark Leggatt

Mark Leggatt

Mark Leggatt – Editor



Mark is a manuscript assessor, editor and author who’s twice topped Blackwell’s bestseller list.

Mark Leggatt

He began his writing career taking advice and receiving manuscript assessments by professionals on his own debut novel, so he knows what it takes to become published and secure an agent.

He’s the author of five books and an Associate Editor for Fledgling Press. Mark has produced detailed editorial reports, manuscript assessments and submission reviews for clients in the UK, EU and North America. He also provides expert advice on submission packs, and how to grab the reader from the first page of your novel.

As an author, he is represented by literary agent Jon Wood at RCW.

Why we love Mark


Mark has appeared at literary festivals in the UK, US and the EU, and also performs improv as part of the author touring group Four Blokes in Search of a Plot. They’re currently only on YouTube, but will be back in theatres and at literary festivals in the future

What Mark says about editing


Writing editorial reports on your manuscript or submission package is what I love to do. It’s a great feeling to know that you’ve made a difference by passing on the hard-won experience of the journey to being published.

I know it’s a big commitment spending money on professionals to assess your work, because I did the same more than fifteen years ago, and their advice has helped me immeasurably in my career.

I also lead workshops on all aspects of the writing life and how to get published as part of Live Literature, a scheme sponsored by The Scottish Government and The Scottish Book Trust. I have participated in Bridges Beyond Boundaries, a literary programme supported by The British Council in India and Scotland.

One thing to remember is that a great book doesn’t happen by accident, it takes hard work and dedication. As Ernest Hemingway said;

‘It’s none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.

Genres Mark specialises in



Fiction:


Contemporary


Literary (including ‘bookclub’)


Crime / Thriller / Action


Science Fiction


Fantasy


Comic/Satire


Paranormal


Short stories & novellas



Non-Fiction:


Memoir/Autobiography


Other narrative non-fiction


Subject-led non-fiction


Mark’s published books



Testimonials


 

“As a debut author the greatest luck I had was having Mark Leggatt  to mentor me. He has patience, humour and a deep well of knowledge. He cajoled me, and kept me ploughing on, managing as he did so to teach this old dog a new trick or two. I couldn’t have written my first book without his help and guidance.”

– Mark Lavery, Author

“Mark is an insightful and highly skilled editor. His has the ability to develop a strong rapport with his clients to ensure a constructive working relationship based on trust that ensures manuscripts achieve their true potential.”

 – Neil Broadfoot, Author, and McIllvanney and Dundee International Book Prize nominee

“The report on my book was an eye-opener, and delivered with helpful examples of how to improve my writing. Mark didn’t pull any punches, and showed me exactly where I was going wrong and how to fix it. It was a pleasure to work with him, and I look forward to doing so again with my next book.”

– Ronnie Hewitt, Author

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Emily-Randle

Emily Randle

Emily Randle – Editor



Emily spent five years working closely with primary agents as part of the Translation Rights team at a prestigious London based literary agency.

Emily-Randle

During her time at the agency, she worked with best-selling authors such as Stephen Fry, Paula Hawkins, Owen Jones, Carole Matthews, Sarah Vaughan and Rosie Walsh, alongside national treasure children’s authors such as Michael Morpurgo and Jacqueline Wilson. She was runner up for the David Miller Bursary in the Deborah Rogers Rights Award 2017.

Why we love Emily


At the start of 2020, Emily launched her own freelance book editing and rights selling business under the name Randle Editorial & Literary Consultancy.

What Emily says about editing


Nothing excites me more than finding a new and refreshing literary voice and seeing a manuscript come to life! I pride myself on clear, open communication, careful attention to detail and supportive team work. As a freelance editor, my role is also to be a sounding board for the client’s ideas, to support writers through the challenges of editing their manuscripts ready for submission or publication, and to offer insider knowledge of the publishing industry. It is my aim to help budding authors reach their goal, whatever that may be.

I love upmarket/book club fiction, literary fiction and narrative non-fiction, such as that from Dolly Alderton, Joanna Cannon, Elizabeth Day, Gavin Extence, Bernadine Evaristo, Jonathon Franzen, Matt Haig, Sally Rooney and Elizabeth Strout. I also love women’s fiction that tugs on the heart strings such as Rowan Coleman or Rosie Walsh. I enjoy reading about human resilience and strength in times of crisis, and shrewd observation of the human condition. I am very happy to do developmental editing, line editing, copyediting and mentoring if that is something the client is interested in.

Genres Emily specialises in



Fiction:


Contemporary


Literary (including ‘bookclub’)


Crime / Thriller / Action


Women’s


Romance & erotica


Comic/Satire


Short stories & novellas


Young Adult



Non-Fiction:


Memoir/Autobiography


Other narrative non-fiction


Testimonials


 

“Emily was both thorough and prompt in dissecting my work and gave me detailed feedback on both the positives of my draft and the areas that could benefit with adaptation. I have found her honest, genuine and warm throughout and her suggestions for redrafting were insightful and explained, which has enhanced my own writing skills. I would not hesitate to use her services again.”

– Reggie Walton

“Emily worked tirelessly guiding me to turn my women’s fiction novel into a story with pace, energy and depth. Without Emily’s excellent sense of direction and invaluable industry experience, the process of writing my book wouldn’t have been as effective.”

– R.R. Silva

“A writer friend recommended Emily. Having beta read her draft, the transformation following Emily’s advice was an exciting, tense, riveting story. Professional in her approach, Emily is like a beam of light guiding you in the right direction. Her expertise and ability to understand the creative mind is an invaluable tool.”

– M.J.Jerome

“I found Emily’s suggestions perceptive, informative, and easy to understand. She has given me insightful, detailed advice about my character development, pacing, structure and setting. I highly recommend you using her services because she is both professional and diligent in her approach.”

– Diana Coombes

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KATHIE WEAVER

Kathie Weaver

Kathie Weaver – Editor



Kathie is a screenplay, fiction, and nonfiction editor with more than 20 years of experience working with first-time writers to Academy Award and Pulitzer Prize winners.

KATHIE WEAVER

At DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Pictures, and Spelling Films, she developed scripts for highly-acclaimed writers and directors, including Horton Foote, Sydney Lumet, Roman Polanski, Stephen Spielberg, William Friedkin, Philip Noyce, and others. She has vast experience mentoring both beginning and seasoned screenwriters and authors through all stages of the writing process, from concept to final draft. A former film editor, Kathie studied English literature at Northwestern University and screenwriting at Columbia University.

Why we love Kathie


Kathie’s own script, Loco Weda, was optioned by The Mount Company, and she is currently working on a novel and an oral history of homeless women called Women Outside. She lives on Bainbridge Island, a ferry ride away from Seattle, Washington.

What Kathie says about editing


As an editor, my aim is always to understand what the writer is trying to accomplish, to examine what is working and what isn’t, and then to figure out what might be done to bring the story to life. Both intuitive and analytical, I am able to feel and see how the story might change, if need be, to imagine what it can become and how to get there.

I have great respect and compassion for every storyteller, and I am always aware that writing is a deeply personal endeavor and never an easy process, no matter the writer’s experience. When working together beyond a manuscript assessment, I both nurture and challenge the writers I work with, quickly building trust so we can work together in an honest way to strengthen the writing.

I enjoy all types of editing — manuscript assessment, developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading — and I am happy to provide these services.

Genres Kathie specialises in



Fiction:


Contemporary


Literary (including ‘bookclub’)


Crime / Thriller / Action


Women’s


Science Fiction


Fantasy


Paranormal


Historical


Short stories & novellas


Children’s


Young Adult


Plays and screen scripts



Non-Fiction:


Memoir/Autobiography


Other narrative non-fiction


Testimonials


 

“Kathie gives the most thoughtful, detailed critiques I’ve ever had. She has a very unique, analytical mind and, more than any other person I’ve worked with, she gives deep background creative thought. I always have Kathie read my new work at least twice. Not only does she deal well with all the minutia, she is constantly searching for the core of the story — the breath of life in the tale you are trying to tell. She knows what is working, and what is not! Should you be fortunate enough to work with her, I am certain you will have similar kudos to tell.”

– Steve de Jarnatt

Author, screenwriter, and filmmaker, whose short story, “Rubiaux Rising,” which he worked on with Kathie, is included in The Best American Short Stories 2009

“Kathie Weaver’s intelligent, cogent, and emotionally sensitive ability to deconstruct screenplays and revise them for the good is quite amazing. She has helped many of our screenwriters as well as screenwriters for DreamWorks and others create that rarest of Hollywood jewels – a well-written script. Great structural sense, great character understanding, great ear for dialogue, and best of all, relentless in the pursuit of excellence.”

– Thom Mount

Former President of Universal Studios

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Nicola Mostyn

Nicola Mostyn

Nicola Mostyn – Editor



Nicola Mostyn has twenty years experience in working with creativity, as an arts journalist, columnist, editor, writing coach and the author of two novels and one non-fiction title.

Nicola Mostyn

Nicola’s debut The Gods of Love was shortlisted for The Writers’ Guild Best First Novel award, became an I-news top ten debut, a NetGalley top read and an Amazon bestseller. The sequel, The Love Delusion, followed in 2019.

Nicola’s non-fiction title, Seven Creative Gremlins, was written in conjunction with a Life Coach and is aimed at helping writers combat common psychological blocks. She runs the website TheUnstoppableAuthor.com, offering support, inspiration and tough love to aspiring and established writers. Nicola has a Master’s Degree in English Literature from The University of Manchester and a certificate in Teaching Creative Writing Workshops from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Why we love Nicola


From 2017 to 2020, Nicola held creative writing workshops in Manchester to help writers make progress on their work in a supportive and relaxed environment.

What Nicola says about editing


I love helping writers take their stories to the next level.

My aim with every Manuscript Assessment is to offer the author a clear and practical roadmap of how to improve their draft. I pay close attention to every story, identifying strengths and locating those areas that, with further attention, can help you do justice to your story idea.

I’m particularly passionate about story structure and my superpower is teasing out the perfect framework to help your novel shine.

Due to my background in journalism, I also love synopsis-writing and get great satisfaction from carrying out Submission Assessments, helping writers convey what’s special about their novel in a limited word count.

Lastly, I enjoy helping writers develop a healthy creative mindset in order to learn from and thrive through the challenges of writing, pitching, publication and beyond.

That’s why my Manuscript Assessments are designed to offer aspiring authors not only the practical guidance required to improve their novels, but the motivation and confidence to achieve it.

Genres Nicola specialises in



Fiction:


Contemporary


Literary (including ‘bookclub’)


Crime / Thriller / Action


Women’s


Romance & erotica


Science Fiction


Fantasy


Comic/Satire


Paranormal


Young Adult



Non-Fiction:


Subject-led non-fiction


Nicola’s published books



Testimonials


 

“This report is amazing, it completely surpasses my expectations. Thanks so much for putting this must effort into it and generous info. This is definitely one of the best investments I’ve ever made, I’m so glad I asked and I can’t tell you how much it’s helped.”

“You obviously really get my book and I had a hunch that you would.  To hear it striking the right notes is so emotional somehow. On a more professional note, your observations about structure and other stuff are spot on.  I will be thinking and reflecting and then I will figure it out and write and write.”

“This report is amazing, it completely surpasses my expectations. Thanks so much for putting this must effort into it and generous info. This is definitely one of the best investments I’ve ever made, I’m so glad I asked and I can’t tell you how much it’s helped.”

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Charlotte Hayes-Clements

Charlotte Hayes-Clements – Editor



Charlotte is an editorial professional with over five years’ experience in the publishing industry, three of which were spent in the Fiction Editorial team at HarperCollins.

Charlotte Hayes-Clemens (1)

Having specialised in creative writing as part of Charlotte’s English Literature degree, she went on to edit for the fiction and non-fiction creative writing journal Route 57, where she developed her love of collaborating with writers.

At HarperCollins, she worked with the J. R. R. Tolkien and Agatha Christie estates, on women’s fiction and romance titles such as Debbie Johnson’s Summer at the Comfort Food Café, and on unique non-fiction publications, including the Fantastic Beasts movie tie-ins.

As a freelance editor, she has worked one-on-one with every type of writer, from first-time to published authors, and her ability to coach clients through the writing and editing process with clear, constructive feedback has led to several successful publications and a five-star Reedsy review rating.

Why we love Charlotte


Charlotte continues to edit and proofread for publishers and creative agencies on an eclectic range of titles by authors such as Zhou Haouhi, Vicky Fraser, Melanie Blake, and Shane Dunphy.

What Charlotte says about editing


There’s nothing more exciting to me than helping to draw out the best writing from an author and collaborating to tell their story in the most impactful way possible. Having spent time at a big five publisher, I know how tough it can be to get your voice to stand out amongst other submissions and I use this insight to help develop brilliant ideas (and writers!) that might otherwise get lost. It has undoubtedly been one of the most rewarding aspects of my career as an editorial freelancer.

Whether proofreading a thrilling romance, editing the first draft of a manuscript, or checking over the sixth revision, I approach all editorial projects with the same dedication, professionalism, and enthusiasm for well-written prose. I also have significant experience with copy, line, and developmental editing and my ability to grapple with the nuances of narrative structure, tone, characterization, and readability results in stronger, more polished drafts.

I’ve worked across a range of genres, but I especially love to read character driven fiction, dystopian fantasies, and whip-smart female leads.

Genres Charlotte specialises in



Fiction:


Contemporary


Literary (including ‘bookclub’)


Women’s


Romance & erotica


Fantasy


Comic/Satire


Short stories & novellas



Non-Fiction:


Subject-led non-fiction


Testimonials


 

“Working with Charlotte completely changed my outlook on writing. Not only did her feedback help me find exactly what I needed to focus on, but her assessment helped me to discover my own strengths and weaknesses as a writer.”

– Taylor Hartley

“Charlotte’s awesome feedback gave me the strength to persevere. I love the way she affirmed the elements I should keep and provided constructive feedback with direction on elements that needed A LOT of work without condescension or without rewriting anything for me. That’s hard to do. Charlotte, like any brilliant word whisper, helped me to refine elements and bring even greater impact to the story transforming it, fingers crossed, into a compelling must-read story.”

– Pamela Raymond

“Charlotte’s developmental edits for my manuscript were immensely helpful in drawing out the theme of the work and strengthening character development as well as relationships between characters. Her overall edit letter was very clear and organized– highlighting both overarching points for me to work on and specific things for each chapter. The in-line notes in the document then supported those notes with suggestions for where to cut or add detail. She was very sensitive to making sure my voice and style were maintained, as well. I also really appreciated that she highlighted things that were working really well, that she enjoyed. I feel like I left the process of working with Charlotte a stronger writer.” 

– Mary Chris Escobar

“Charlotte took my manuscript and made it shine. I always felt like she enjoyed the story, even when she tactfully suggested major changes. She was very responsive and met all deadlines. Her advice was spot-on; I had a great experience working with her & would like to work with her again.”

– Laura Engelhardt, author of Sirens Unbound

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Anna Barrett

Anna Barrett – Editor



Anna Barrett (née Hogarty) is a book editor and former literary agent with the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency.

Anna Barrett 1 1

With more than ten years’ experience in the publishing industry, Anna mentors writers at The Writers Space, and edits on a freelance basis for a variety of publishing houses, literary agencies, writers and brands from around the world.

As in-house editor for the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency, Anna worked with writers such as Gail Honeyman, Fiona Barton, Elizabeth Kay and Elizabeth Macneil on their novels ahead of their publishing deals. Previous to this, Anna worked in the editorial departments of John Murray, Hodder & Stoughton, Headline and Atlantic Books, where she saw a variety of titles through from acquisition to print, from bestselling fiction to illustrated books.

Why we love Anna


Anna has been professionally trained with the Publishing Training Centre in a wide range of editorial services. For her own writing, she is represented by Kate Burke at the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency, and is currently working on her first novel.

What Anna says about editing


I work with writers at all stages of their publishing journey: from discussing ideas and assessing novels in progress, to looking at agent-approaches and providing help with developing that all-important pitch. There’s nothing I find more satisfying than getting to the heart of what a story is about, and helping the author to make sure it shines.

I specialise in commercial fiction: thrillers, crime and mystery, women’s fiction, ‘up-lit’ and book-club reads. I particularly enjoy working with debut writers on fresh concepts and ideas, and am very used to looking at manuscripts from the earliest stage.

Another big passion of mine is yoga, which I teach, and I have represented writers such as Katherine May, Mimi Kuo-Deemer, Michelle Elman, James Reeves and Gabrielle Brown on their publishing journeys. If you are writing in the mindfulness/meditation/ideas-for-living space, I might be the editor for you.

Genres Anna specialises in



Fiction:


Contemporary


Literary (including ‘bookclub’)


Crime / Thriller / Action


Women’s


Historical



Non-Fiction:


Other narrative non-fiction


Subject-led non-fiction


Testimonials


 

“Anna was one of the first readers of my murder mystery, The Hunting Party. She provided fantastic editorial insight and suggestions as to plotting and character development and her work on the book helped me hugely towards shaping that early draft into the finished novel it became. The Hunting Party was a big change of direction for me in terms of genre (I’d previously been writing historical novels) and Anna’s input gave me a wonderful boost of confidence in what I’d written, which really helped provide the drive required to edit the book and then the courage to submit it!”

– Lucy Foley, The Hunting Party

“Anna is a joy to work with – she’s a sensitive reader and an insightful editor who brings masses of industry experience to the table. I have no hesitation in recommending her.”

– Katherine May, Wintering

“Working with Anna was just joy! With such a positive, can-do approach and endless encouragement she made me feel I could reach great heights. She really nurtured my creativity. Couple that with impeccable editing skills, a really approachable nature and an amazing insight into my book I felt in really safe hands.”

– Cesca Major, The Silent Hours

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