Editing Service

Do you keep getting knock-backs from literary agents?

I am an experienced structural editor, working for Blue Pencil Agency and reading for Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency.  On average, I edit two full manuscripts a month as well as mentoring other writers.

As a published novelist who has undergone extensive training with Blue Pencil Agency founder Sara Sarre, I understand just how tailored your novel needs to be before a literary agent will champion it. When you have been writing your novel for a long time, it’s often impossible to see what’s not quite working. I am a committed editor and when I am working on your novel, I will live and breathe it until I’m confident that together we can iron out all its pitfalls.

I will look at tangled storylines, structure, lack of narrative drive, prose and characterisation as well as all the other elements that make a brilliant novel. No matter what challenges you face, I will be supportive, sensitive and honest. I work with writers at all stages of their careers – beginners, writers on the cusp of submitting to literary agents, and writers already represented by literary agents who go on to secure lucrative publishing deals.

I am interested in all types of fiction – women’s fiction, character-led fiction, book group fiction and historical fiction to name but a few genres.

If you would like me to edit your work, please get in touch via 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 2018 Madeleine Milburn, I judged last year’s Blue Pencil First Novel Award  and now read for Madeleine Milburn and Giles Milburn. I am represented by Rowan Lawton at the Soho Agency.