The Editorial Experience

At the Literary Studio, we aim to give beginning writers an experience they will not get elsewhere.

Services for Writers

Our editorial services

What to Expect

How we work

Submit your manuscript

Get a fee estimate and submit your manuscript using our intuitive submission flow

Track our progress

Set up your account on our secure client area and follow our progress on your project

Communicate with your editor

Make the most of our post-service unlimited communication with your editor

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A structured and creative process applied to your own work. A space to gain new knowledge about your own writing. A different outcome.

The Literary Studio

So why us?


With decades of professional experience, we are one of the oldest and most established literary consultancies in the UK.


A named editor will work on your project, the same one from start to finish. A managing editor will review and approve the work before delivery.


You can follow our progress on your project, from your own client account on our website.


Our services are recommended by leading literary agents, editors, creative writing course professionals and most of all our clients.



Some kind words

The Literary Studio’s substantive editing service provided me with crucial in-depth analysis of my manuscript, Slaughterhouse of Souls, leading to a highly collaborative page by page development of the novel by an expert editor. A service I found invaluable in identifying weaknesses and honing the prose and structure into something significantly more polished.

Norrie Sinclair

The Literary Studio reviewed my package of three children’s picture book texts with synopses and query letter. The review pulled apart the query letter and synopses, clearly setting out what literary agents look for in submissions and what was missing in mine. This covered basic information, information specific to each agent and tone. The review of the stories was especially helpful. Reading my stories after the adjustments that were recommended to text and pace was a pleasant surprise! The Literary Studio‘s review was clear, informative and encouraging and I recommend them to you.’

Johanna Klein

I really appreciated the Literary Studio’s careful reading of my manuscript. I had poured years into crafting the plot and developing the characters and I felt my editor took the time to understand what I was attempting to do from a literary point of view.

My editor was very positive about what worked, balancing this with critiques that were constructive and pointed, rather than harsh. This approach served to help me reflect even more deeply about certain decisions I had made with regard to plot and character development.

One thing that stood out about my feedback was my editor’s stressing about readability. She appreciated the quality of my writing and because of this, wanted to ensure I was not making choices that would cause readers to lose interest in an unwieldy plot. This encouraged me to revisit the manuscript to ensure the main threads were there and doing their jobs, ie., to keep the plot tightly woven and the reader engaged.

Lisa-Anne Julien

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