Eve Seymour – Jericho Writers
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Eve Seymour

Eve Seymour - Editor

E.V. Seymour is the author of thirteen novels and writes in two genres: psychological thriller featuring female leads, and action adventure/spy fiction featuring male main protagonists.

Her most recent novels, ‘Neon’ and ‘Six’, were written under the pseudonym G.S. Locke and published by Orion in 2020 and 2021.

She has taken part in various literary events, including Crimefest, Bristol, and Harrogate Crime Writing Festival, and is no stranger to talking about her books on BBC radio. In November 2019, she appeared in ‘Everything is Connected – George Eliot’s life,’ a new Arena documentary directed by artist Gillian Wearing on BBC 4. In the programme, Eve talks about why she chose to write with a male pseudonym, together with the challenges of writing in a genre that is traditionally associated with male writers.

She is represented by Broo Doherty at DHH Literary Agency, London. You can visit her website at www.evseymour.co.uk and find her on Twitter @EveSeymour

Testimonials

“When I needed a dose of realism, and that stern instruction to cut back on the violence, Eve was there for me! I couldn’t recommend her highly enough and I went back to her twice with 'One Last Prayer for the Rays'.”

– Wes M.

“Eve did really a great critique, with lots of suggestions and hints. It focused on points that I also found confusing without understanding the reason, and she helped me realize why. Thank you very much for everything.”

– Federico D. N.

“I am amazed by your editorial talents – how you are able to grasp a story and analyse it to this degree is astonishing. I am excited about adapting as per your insightful suggestions and hope to produce a work that fits the thriller genre.”

– Charlotte B.

"I was blown away by the thorough and professional report prepared by Eve... Eve's thoughtful and encouraging critique was worth every single penny."

- Pam T.

"I benefited enormously from Eve's perspective and immensely appreciated the level of detail in her advice. Best of all, her notes helped me solve some major structural issues, and it’s a vastly better book for it."

- J. M.

"I’m so glad I found Jericho Writers. I had been looking for developmental editing on my manuscript and found the very, very best in Eve. She has been fantastic and so helpful. Thank you for finding her. What a gem!"

- Claire M.

"Thank you to Eve for the impressive critique. She has clarified my mind greatly and I'm grateful for her advice. She's helped me to understand clearly what I need to do. I just hope I can achieve it!"

- J. R.

"Eve Seymour is everything I hoped for in an editor, methodically guiding me to improve my work. She is generous in her encouragement where things are working, clear and pointed where they aren’t. She gave me a very detailed set of comments critically taking me through the steps needed to improve my writing. I recommend her without any reservations. Thank you Eve!"

- Daniel S.

"Eve provided a terrifically useful report and I'd like to thank her hugely for such astute and useful feedback. This was exactly what I needed and was hoping for and I understand now how to rework my novel so that it will be immensely improved. Her comments and explanations will also ensure that the remainder of the book is written in the best way it can possibly be."

- Rupert C.

"You have no idea how much I truly appreciate the in-depth critique that you have shared. It is spot on and much needed."

- Hasan E.

"Thank you for your first-rate critique. You have helped me a lot and helped me also to see where my own instincts were correct."

- David S.

"I did first and foremost want to thank you for the level of detail and the sheer thoroughness of the report. I appreciate the huge amount of work that has gone into the report, it has well and truly exceeded my expectations. This level of honest, direct feedback is exactly what I was after. I am committed to improving my writing and ultimately, hopefully getting published, and what you have provided me with is an incredibly valuable tool to help on the road to this goal."

- Philip W.

"Eve gave me exactly the kind of help I needed with her edit of my book. She was extremely thorough and her razor-sharp critical eye has been an invaluable guide to me. She generously provided a long and detailed assessment of my work. This has truly enabled me to see where and how to improve my book. I would have no hesitation in working with her."

- S. M

"I want to thank you for the knowledge you gifted me and the tools I now have in my belt. I am more purposeful in my writing. I thank you for being part of my growth."

- Judy W.

"Thank you so much for your lovely message and for sending your brilliant report so quickly. I finally had the courage to read it and I'm so excited about diving back in, after your recommended breathing time, of course! On a personal note, thank you for your generosity and encouragement. You've given me a helluva lot of hope."

- G. Stephens

WHY WE LOVE EVE

Eagle-eyed Eve, a master of thrillers, will provide a deeply insightful and structured report that won’t leave any stone unturned. Her advice on thrillers is so spot on that we asked her to write a blog all about it: 7 Tips For Writing a Thriller Novel. Her thoughtful evaluations ensure that the assessment of your book will be thorough and considerate. Look no further for a supportive, honest editor!

WHAT EVE SAYS ABOUT EDITING

When I started writing I stumbled around for quite a while before I found an editorial consultancy that made the difference. Suddenly, and with a measure of embarrassment, I realised all the basic mistakes that I’d made and, more importantly, understood how to avoid them. It was like receiving a massive reality check. Shortly after working with an editor, I obtained agent representation. It was that simple. This only serves to illustrate that I genuinely recognise the importance of providing constructive criticism to new writers.

I’m also well aware that criticism, however well intentioned, can be difficult to accept. Some writers find it a painful and bruising process because they have invested so much of themselves in a story. It’s why I genuinely try to let a writer know, whatever point is made, I’m batting for them and that my job is to help each author make their story the best it can be. Depending on the author, I’m known for softening any critical pill with a little humour.

Genres Eve specialises in

Fiction
Crime / Thriller / Action

Eve's published books

Six

Six

Neon

Neon

A Deadly Trade

A Deadly Trade

Final Target

Final Target

Her Sister’s Secret

Her Sister’s Secret

House of Lies

House of Lies

An Imperfect Past

An Imperfect Past

Beautiful Losers

Beautiful Losers

Resolution to Kill

Resolution to Kill

Land of Ghosts

Land of Ghosts

The Mephisto Threat

The Mephisto Threat

The Last Exile

The Last Exile

Absent Light

Absent Light

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