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Louise Walters

Louise Walters - Editor

Louise is the author of Mrs Sinclair’s Suitcase (2014), A Life Between Us (2017) and The Road to California (2018). She is also an editor, mentor, and publisher. Louise set up her indie imprint in 2017 and publishes novels and novellas. Dominic Brownlow (The Naseby Horses, 2019) was recommended to Louise by fellow Jericho Writers editor Susan Davis after Susan critiqued his novel; and Louise critiqued a novel by S J Norbury in 2019, and subsequently offered to publish it, an offer accepted by S J. Mrs Narwhal’s Diary was published by Louise Walters Books in 2021. Louise has a degree in Literature from the Open University, is an alumni of the Jericho Writers Self Edit Your Novel course (2013), and was a volunteer with the Womentoring Project. Louise lives near Banbury, with her family. (www.louisewaltersbooks.co.uk)

From us

WHY WE LOVE LOUISE

As a publisher herself, Louise knows what agents and publishers are looking for. With Louise, writers get the perspective of an author, editor and publisher in one!

From them

WHAT LOUISE SAYS ABOUT EDITING

I love editing! I especially love drilling down into the heart of a project, paying close attention to structure and point of view. Often fixing these two aspects in a novel helps to fix everything else. A firm foundation is essential and I always work on edits with these aspects firmly in mind. It gives me enormous pleasure to help writers take their work to the next level. It’s wonderful when my advice chimes with a client and something “clicks” for them. I take a firm, frank approach, and I’m quite a “hard marker”. A critique isn’t worth having if flaws are ignored. But I aim to be constructive and detailed, and where things are working, you’ll hear a lot about that too.

I have both traditionally and self published my novels, and now spend most of my time publishing other authors at my indie imprint, Louise Walters Books. I am happy to work on your project in several ways: manuscript assessments, and editing – structural, line, and developmental edits are all good for me.

Genres Louise specialises in

Fiction
Contemporary
Literary (Including ‘bookclub’)
Women’s
Science Fiction
Fantasy
Comic/satire
Paranormal
Short Stories & novellas
Young Adult
Plays and screen scripts
Non-Fiction
Memoir/autobiography
Other Narrative Non-fiction

Louise's published books

The Road to California

The Road to California

A Life Between Us

A Life Between Us

Mrs Sinclair’s Suitcase

Mrs Sinclair’s Suitcase

Client successes

Testimonials

"Louise Walters' report was really thorough and helpful."

- L M West

“Louise’s excellent advice played a crucial part in my journey to find an agent for my debut novel. I’d had some agent interest, but no offers, but once I acted on Louise’s editorial advice – voila! Her report was thorough and thoughtful, with just the right balance of encouragement and critique.”

– Victoria S.

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