Editing Service

Do you keep getting knock-backs from literary agents?

An objective view of your book from someone in the publishing industry can help you solve problems such as tangled storylines, flat characters and lack of narrative drive.

As a published author, I know just how soul-destroying it is when the rejection letters are piling up; I also know how tailored your novel needs to be before a literary agent will champion it. That’s why I’ve started my own editing service. I also work as an editor and reader for a number of leading literary agents, including Madeleine Milburn and Giles Milburn, as well as the Blue Pencil Agency.

I will give your novel my all – reading it and writing a report about it, including an in-depth look at story, plot, structure, pace and prose. I am particularly interested in women’s fiction, character-led fiction, book group fiction and historical fiction.

Full editorial report up to 87,000 words: £500

Reader report: £200

Submissions Package: £120. This includes editing your submission letter, synopsis and the first three chapters of your book.

Drop me a line on the email address below to discuss your expectations. I also offer a mentoring and proofreading service.

About me: My debut novel, The Maid’s Room, was published in hardback by Hodder & Stoughton in November 2017. My second novel, The Swap, will be published by Hodder & Stoughton on 18 April 2019. Alongside Literary Agent of the Year Madeleine Milburn, I judged this year’s Blue Pencil First Novel Award.  I am represented by Rowan Lawton of Furniss Lawton.

Contact me at fionamitchl@hotmail.co.uk or via the Blue Pencil Agency.