Editing Service

Do you keep getting knock-backs from literary agents?

I am an experienced editor, working for Blue Pencil Agency and Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency.

Having edited many novels, some of which have gone on to secure lucrative publishing deals, I know just how tailored your book needs to be before a literary agent will champion it. As a published author, I also understand that it can be soul-destroying when you’ve written your best work, but still the rejection letters keep piling up.

When you’ve been writing your novel for a long time, it’s often impossible to see what’s not quite working – that’s why an objective view from an editor can really help. I will give your novel my all – helping you to solve problems such as tangled storylines and lack of narrative drive. I will look at plot, structure, pace, prose and characters. No matter what challenges you face, I will be supportive, sensitive and honest.

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

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

I also offer cheaper rates to people on low incomes, so if you’re interested in this, please get in touch on the email below to discuss further.

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

About me: My second novel, The Swap, has just been published by Hodder & Stoughton. The Maid’s Room, was my debut novel, and I am now working on book number three. Alongside Literary Agent of the Year Madeleine Milburn, I judged this year’s Blue Pencil First Novel Award.  I am represented by Rowan Lawton.