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I am available for freelance writing commissions, along with a range of critical and editorial services, and cover art services for authors and publishers. By negotiation, I can also offer file conversion for ebooks (.pdf, .epub, .mobi etc.), taking some of the headache out of self-publishing your book! You can also contact me to discuss quotes for basic website design.

All prices are given in Pound Sterling, but I can work in either UK or US English.

Editorial, Proofreading, & Critique Services
Freelance Writing Commissions
Cover Art Services


Editorial, Proofreading, & Critique Services

Need an editor or proofreader? Whether you require a last-minute check to already polished copy, or a heavier hand to your first-draft manuscript, I can help. My tariff starts at a basic rate per 1000 words, but a quote will usually include a hefty discount worked out on the full length and complexity of the commission. Feel free to ask for further details.

I accept documents in .doc, .docx, .rtf and .odt format (Microsoft Word or OpenOffice/LibreOffice Writer, or equivalent). Comments and revisions are made using the Track Changes feature (or ‘Record Changes’, in OpenOffice etc.). All work is done in digital format and exchanged via email – no postage costs!

Proofreading

Checks for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and occasional errors in clean text.

Cost: £5 per 1000 words

General Editing

In addition to basic proofing, revisions may be suggested for consistency, standard grammatical usage, style and clarity. This can be a good option for self-edited fiction, or for technical writing, essays, or copy where English is a second language.

Cost: £7 per 1000 words

Active Editing

A good choice if you want editorial guidance in addition to simple corrections. I will work happily on all types of fiction, academic papers, dissertations, technical copy etc., but this option is the most time-consuming and labour-intensive, so please ensure you give a very full description of your project when contacting me in the first instance. Active editing will include constructive criticism, help rewriting and reworking your text where necessary, and dealing with matters of style, voice, consistency, clarity and more.

Cost: £10 per 1000 words

Manuscript Critiques

Just finished your latest magnum opus? Whether it’s a short story or a full-length novel, sometimes a fresh set of eyes is invaluable when it comes to improving your work. A critique service gives you a full written evaluation of your manuscript, with positive feedback on areas of strength and constructive criticism to help you tackle weaker points. Please be advised that – like any critique service – this is a subjective opinion. I am only human, and you may disagree with my assessment. Equally, you may find it useful. Obviously, using a critique service does not guarantee your work acceptance upon submission to a publisher or agent.

Cost: £8 per 1000 words

To discuss your requirements, or for a no-obligation quote, please contact me.


Freelance Writing Commissions


I am available for all kinds of freelance work, from short to longer term projects, ghost-writing, general copy, blogs, brochures, and more. I do not have any formal business or media qualifications, though I do possess a strong academic background in history, literature, and art history, with excellent research skills. I hold a BA (Hons) in Humanities with Art History, an MA in Medieval Studies, and diplomas in Classics and European Humanities.

My rates are competitive and flexible, especially for repeat clients, but will vary according to the length and complexity of your project, so please contact me in the first instance to discuss your requirements.


Cover Art


The right cover makes all the difference when it comes to marketing your book. I offer a range of cover art solutions for both publishers and authors, from simple template-based designs to in-depth digital media and original artwork, produced for print or ebook formats.

Prices for simple designs range from £10-30 (or equivalent – usually around £20), and I am also available for more complex commissions, involving 3D rendered artwork, digital painting, and photography. Discounts on multiple covers are available and, for publishers, I can waive a flat fee in favour of royalty-based compensation (on negotiation).

As ever, to discuss your requirements, or for a no-obligation quote, please contact me.

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17th May 2014 - New free read, The Maker of Days, is now live.

Also, the anthology Suspended in Dusk, featuring my story Taming the Stars, is scheduled for a summer release from Books of the Dead. More details soon.

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