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