Which service do I need?
Editing services often have lots of names for the same thing and it can get a little confusing. Here’s a handy guide to help you choose which service you need:
Please, just tell me if it’s any good!
If you have a draft written and you just want an objective opinion from an expert to give you a general idea of where you might need to focus your efforts on the next round, you’re looking for a Manuscript Assessment.
I know my manuscript isn’t hitting the mark, but I can’t figure out what to do to improve it. I’m stuck – I need direction and details!
If you’re looking for some in-depth feedback on your manuscript, assessing your structure, characters arcs, pace, tone, style, commercial potential and crucially, pointing out exactly where the issues occur on your manuscript, you want a Structural Edit.
I’d prefer a bit of step by step guidance as I plan and work through my manuscript.
If you’d prefer to take it slow and have a proverbial hand to hold, guiding you through this tricky writing process, book a few Mentoring Sessionsand we’ll work through your idea from the planning stage to the final draft, ready for copy-edit/proof-reading. Let’s make sure you have the groundwork sorted.
I have edited and edited and now I am ready to submit… So, how do I do that?
Whether you are looking to submit to an independent publishing house or to an agent, first you need to get your submission together and that can take a bit of doing. It’s easy to get this final hurdle wrong! I can help you with my Submission Prep Package.
*** Please note that I do not offer proofreading services, and I do not currently offer copy-editing services. ***
Why Choose Randle Editorial?
I love nothing more than to hear your ideas and be your sounding board. If you come away from a session or service with me and feel excited about your writing again, I have achieved my aim. It’s not always easy, but I’m there for you because I know it’s tough. I’m here to help.
Retaining the integrity of your style and narrative voice will be key. I’m not in the business of making you sound like everyone else – that’s boring. I want you to be uniquely you.
I have the unusual advantage that I am still currently within the industry (see my Rights Consulting page). I have an ear on the ground, so to speak, so I can give you insider knowledge not only to how the publishing machine works, but I also know what editors and agents are looking for right now.
I’ve learnt editing from the best editors and institutions (Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading) and I’m constantly looking to learn more in order to help you (see my About me).