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Elizabeth Garner

Elizabeth Garner - Editor

Elizabeth is an award-winning author with 20+ years of editorial experience, in both fiction and feature film.  She is a development editor for the award-winning crowdfunding publishers Unbound.

She also teaches Creative Writing at Oxford University and is the arts Trustee at the inter-disciplinary creative and academic charity, The Blackden Trust.

Elizabeth’s debut novel Nightdancing won a Society of Authors’ Betty Trask award and was shortlisted for the Pendleton May First novel award.  Her second novel, The Ingenious Edgar Jones, a historical fiction/ fantasy based in Victorian Oxford, was published in both the UK and USA to critical acclaim.  She is currently developing  a collection of rewritten Folk Tales – Lost & Found – in collaboration with the Young Wood Engraver Of The Year, Phoebe Connolly.

A student of Elizabeth’s Advanced Creative Online class at Oxford, Georgia Fancett,  went on to win the Daily Mail First Novel award 2018.

In her role at Unbound, Elizabeth worked with Rose Cartwright on the development and editing of her award-winning memoir PURE, which was adapted into a Channel 4 TV drama.

From us

WHY WE LOVE ELIZABETH

Not only is Elizabeth an award-winning novelist and script editor, she also has an extremely useful eye for characterisation.

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WHAT ELIZABETH SAYS ABOUT EDITING

I am passionate about demystifying the writing process and building authors’ confidence along the way.  As both a writer and an editor, I understand that the completion of a first draft is a huge achievement.  I believe that every writer has their own individual voice that deserves to be nurtured.

My experience across both the film and publishing industry has given me a strong understanding of genre, character development  and structure. As such, I work closely with my clients offering them specific, practical guidance that they can apply directly to their manuscript to enable them bring out the full potential of their ideas.

I work across a broad range of genres: literary fiction, thrillers, women’s fiction and memoir.  I am also interested in projects that cross these boundaries and play with the readers’ expectations.

Genres Elizabeth specialises in

Fiction
Literary (Including ‘bookclub’)
Women’s
Plays and screen scripts

Elizabeth's published books

The Ingenious Edgar Jones

The Ingenious Edgar Jones

Nightdancing

Nightdancing

Testimonials

“Thank you for your tremendous work on my novel and the very detailed report. I am now busy digesting it! You have been encouraging but also straight with me, which is what I need.”

- Jenny G.

“Just a quick note to say thanks, as I am thrilled with the notes you have prepared for me, and they were certainly worth waiting for. Not only were you definitely the right person, but I feel that you have also gone above and beyond.”

- Susannah G.

"I just wanted to let you know how immensely pleased I was with the service Elizabeth has provided."

- E. M.

"I have received frank, expert guidance delivered with infinite warmth and professionalism. As such, I would highly recommend Elizabeth Garner and Jericho Writers to anyone in need of in-depth editorial direction with the view of taking their work to the next level."

- Marissa A. B.

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