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We believe that writers should have access to professional editing services in order to better understand their writing and how it might sit in a constantly changing market, and give honest, professional feedback in order to help writers grow and develop their skills. At TLC we offer manuscript assessment for writing at all levels by writers writing in English. We offer assessment for:. You can find our Reader list including biographies and specialisms here and our Fees here.

TLC has established working connections with several leading publishers and agents and over the years has helped many authors get into print.

For more information please see our Success Stories. However it is important to remember that getting commercially published is difficult. All developing writers should be aware that the traditional publishing industry is very market driven and is also in a state of flux as it faces challenges from alternative online platforms. Publishers and agents can only take on books that they feel confident will result in high sales. Marketing and PR campaigns are important in generating book sales, so publishers and agents also ideally need to feel a book and its author will be easy to promote.

TLC runs publishing events to help people writing understand more about the publishing industry see TLC Events and we work across all our services to help writers gain a greater sense of self-awareness around the quality of their work, and where it might fit into the market.

TLC is aware of the demands of the industry and will not make irresponsible suggestions to clients wishing to approach agents and publishers. There is no further fee to the client for this service. We are partially funded by the Arts Council England to provide a limited number of bursaried reads to high quality writers from low-income households across the UK. You will need to contact your local regional writing development body in order to find out if they operate the scheme and if you are eligible.

For details including finding your regional writing partner and how to apply please see Arts Council England Free Reads Scheme. We are committed to match-funding a portion of our Arts Council grant — as we are not a charity we rely on new partnerships, in-kind support, donations, and sponsorship to uphold this commitment.

Executive editing is provided by experienced professional content editors specializing in your genre and writing style. All professional editing services are customized to your unique needs: Our copy editing service is provided by experienced professional copy editors specializing in your specific genre and writing style.

Get your copy edit directly before formatting. Copy editing is the most essential edit before formatting. Copy editing checks for accuracy and consistency in your writing. It reviews and corrects your documents for readability. With a basic copy edit your writing is free from spelling, grammar and punctuation errors while ensuring consistency.

Copy editing includes evaluating your word usage, eliminating jargon, and removing repetitious words. A professional copy editor helps you achieve clarity in your writing and style by carefully reviewing and correcting your every word for intent and grammar.

Your copy editor also determines that the specific details, names, dates, and locations within your writing are consistent. First impressions are so incredibly important.

If you feel that you need more than just a copy edit, consider either line editing or copy editing. These are higher levels of editing which provide a much deeper evaluation of your writing, structure, and organization. If you are unsure about what type of editing you truly need, contact a professional editor. They can assess where you are in the writing process and which editing level would serve you best; content editing, line editing, or copy editing.

We are happy to discuss the various editing levels with you via phone, chat, or email. However, we would much rather SHOW you what editing level is best by providing a professional evaluation and free editing sample of your writing. Get a Free Sample. Copy editing service from experienced professionals is of paramount importance! Do you want to share your writing with the world?

Then choose the right team. Discover for yourself how our professional copy editing service transforms YOUR writing! Compare Editing Services Get personal editing services that are customized to your unique writing needs! Recommended only for confident writers prepared to format; your final editing service Necessary when completing your final edit with NO further revisions planned More details pop up Read our full description here. Standard Line Editing Be prepared for your public debut with line editing.

Recommended by university professors academic editing service and literary agents as the minimum standard necessary before submission, review, or publication Necessary when you have been advised to seek professional editing or plan on publishing or distributing publicly More details pop up Read our full description here.

Premium Content Editing Get comprehensive professional editing services and feedback to assist in your revisions during development and creation. Recommended for in-depth writing, organization, and structural feedback Also known as Developmental Editing , Substantive Editing , and Structural Editing Necessary when your manuscript has extensive issues with English grammar, clarity, or comprehension More details pop up Read our full description here.

I can professionally format your book ready to upload onto Amazon Kindle or I can apply specific requirements if you are using another self-publishing platform. For other self-publishing platforms the cost is discussed individually. I accept payment by bank transfer, debit card or credit card, or from a Paypal account.

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I only proofread and edit using UK English on all projects supplied to me. Errors or discrepancies in the punctuation, grammar or spelling will be rectified if found within 4 days of receipt for projects less than words or within 14 days for higher word counts. Any other changes will be classed as out of scope and charged at an hourly rate to amend. I reserve the right to decline work containing plagiarised content, or if it is deemed obscene, inflammatory, illegal or otherwise offensive.

I accept no liability for any legal action arising from factual inaccuracy or defamatory information in any project I work on. I am not liable for any losses, of any kind, resulting from missed errors or any advice provided. I will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of any event s beyond my reasonable control. The client is ultimately responsible for his or her own work. While I will endeavour to point out any particular issues, such as legalities, the client is responsible for ensuring their writing is appropriate for publication.

The client is ultimately responsible for the content and how it is used. I am not responsible for any changes made after I return the amended content, nor do I guarantee it will be accepted for publication, receive favourable reviews, etc. I have the right to either change the date I will return the work or decline the project if there is a delay in the client sending through the text than originally agreed.

If the client supplies a sample of work for me to base my quotation on but the complete text is of a much poorer standard, I may either adjust the quote accordingly or decline the work. After the project is completed: All clients are required to fill in a sign-off form. The client is required to ask beforehand if he or she would like to acknowledge my services in their work. Unauthorised use of my name or services in any text is prohibited. Payments can be made by the following ways: By debit card or credit card, which are processed securely via PayPal no account needed.

Payment is required in advance of the work commencing and within 48 hours of receiving the payment request or invoice. Although I only accept material in English, payment is accepted if the client lives outside the UK. If the client experiences an unexpected difficulty or force majeure that results in a delay or cancellation of payment, please contact me in the first instance to discuss how to proceed. If I experience an unexpected difficulty or force majeure that results in a delay in commencement of the work or progress, I will contact the client in the first instance to discuss an amended timeframe or offer to find an alternative editorial service.

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Copy-editing and proofreading services Get your manuscript copy-edited by a professional editor Copy-editing is the process of going through your manuscript to eliminate sentence errors (such as spelling mistakes, punctuation errors and typos).

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Publishers may be interested in the copy-editing service which involves ensuring that all elements of the manuscript are present and correct, and that they are clearly identified. I can mark up the manuscript using the British Standards Institute (BSI) symbols at both copy-editing and proofreading stage.

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Professional and friendly proofreading services from Kate Haigh: PTC-qualified, highly experienced and respected proofreader from the UK. An Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders with over 8 years' experience as a proofreader and copy-editor. Copy-editing involves correcting your manuscript to eliminate errors, such as spelling mistakes, punctuation errors and typos. The service is essential if you are planning to self-publish. It may also be important if you are a non-native speaker of English, if you are dyslexic, or otherwise worry about the polish of your final manuscript.