Editing Service

Do you keep getting knock-backs from literary agents?

I am an experienced structural editor, working for a number of editorial and literary agencies. On average, I edit two full manuscripts a month as well as mentoring other writers.

As a published novelist, 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 have ironed out all its pitfalls and made it shine.

I will look at structure, narrative drive and tension, 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 to discuss editing projects with me, do please get in contact via: fionamitchl@hotmail.co.uk

About me: The Swap and The Maid’s Room are published by Hodder & Stoughton. I am now working on my third novel. I am represented by Rowan Lawton at the Soho Agency.