Frequently Asked Questions

Editorial Services

Frequently Asked Questions

We accept payments via our Stripe’s secure platform, as part of the manuscript submission process. If you have submitted your manuscript by email, via our contact form, or by post, we will be in touch with an invoice via Stripe.

No. We are not publishers, we are independent editors. We can prepare your book from first draft to ready for print through a series of pre-press services, which you can publish via a third-party, such as Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing. 

Yes. You can have your manuscript assessed to get a clear idea of your book’s market appeal and find out what options we recommend as your next step. 

Yes. You can enrol in our 1-2-1 Novel in a Year Mentoring Course, where you will work with a professional editor to write a full-size novel in twelve months, from synopsis to complete first draft. Once you have a first draft, you’re well on your way.

No. We do not offer representation services. If we believe there is potential in your manuscript, we will recommend it to a suitable literary agent or publisher for free. See our Recommendation to Agents and Publishers.

No. We will never charge you for recommending your book to an agent or publisher.

No. Our referrals are free.

No. Our referrals are also free to agents and publishers.

Unfortunately, no. We would need to read the book to understand its market potential and locate a suitable agent or publisher before we can make a decision.

No. Our referrals to agents and publishers are never guaranteed with any of our services. 

No. We are not currently accepting poetry for submission.

Yes. The manuscript assessment is a highly personal opinion on a manuscript, but with a difference. The difference is that it’s the personal opinion of a market-aware, professional editor with experience in your specific genre.

Our partnership with the leading payment processing service, Stripe, allows us to accept payment in any currency. 

If you have a question that is not answered here, please get in touch at or by phone at +44 (0) 20 3667 7236 (Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm BST).

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