Attract attention and convert readers

Blurbs

Blurbs

A 150 – 200-word blurb for your back cover or for any online platform to help you promote your book. If I haven’t worked on your book prior to this point, I’ll need a full synopsis of your story.

My knowledge as an editor and past experience as a journalist means I’m excellent at spotting the hook in a story, picking out relevant information and writing to a tight word count – skills which are perfectly suited when writing book blurbs. For these reasons I particularly enjoy writing them.

If you’d like to find out more about commissioning a blurb and the costs involved, please get in touch.

How it works

1.

The first step is to discuss your book. I'll ask you to send me a story synopsis and also sample chapters so I understand the story I'll be writing the blurb for.

2.

We’ll talk about the costs involved and a timeline.

3.

If you decide to go-ahead, you’ll sign a contract and pay 50% of the fee upfront as a non-refundable deposit.

4.

Upon completion of the work, the remainder of the fee is paid.

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Developmental editing

An in-depth, big picture review of your manuscript where the major storytelling elements of your novel are examined. You’ll find out what works and what doesn’t, and you’ll learn how to make your novel stronger
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Manuscript
evaluation

An assessment of how well your novel is working through looking at the major storytelling elements such as plot, structure, pacing, characterisation, dialogue, setting and narrative technique
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Line and copyediting

Where sentences are reviewed for readability, consistency and flow, and errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar
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Proofreading

Where errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar are corrected
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Getting your work into shape

Mentoring

One-to-one mentoring over a period of time and regular review of your work-in-progress or ad hoc mentoring, depending on your need
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Perhaps you need something else?

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Please take a look at what else I offer

Developmental editing

An in-depth, big picture review of your manuscript where the major storytelling elements of your novel are examined. You’ll find out what works and what doesn’t, and you’ll learn how to make your novel stronger
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Manuscript critique

An assessment of how well your novel’s working through looking at the major storytelling elements, such as plot, structure, pacing, characterisation, dialogue, setting and narrative technique
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Line and copy-editing

Where sentences are reviewed for readability, consistency and flow, and errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar
Click Here

Proofreading

Where errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar are corrected
Click Here

Mentoring

One-to-one mentoring over a period of time and regular review of your work-in-progress or ad hoc mentoring, depending on your need
Click Here

Getting your work into shape

Testimonials
Manuscript evaluation

Upmarket Fiction author (prefers not to be named)

“I have greatly valued Greer’s assessment of the manuscript of my third novel. Inevitably, by the time I had reached a seventh draft I was quite unable to take an objective view of the strengths and weaknesses of the narrative. Greer is the third editor with whom I have worked and she has, unquestionably, been the most helpful. Her systematic analysis of theme, plot, structure, characterisation, viewpoint etc has been invaluable and the accompanying manuscript tracker is making it much more straightforward to proceed with an eighth draft! The story touches some areas which are particularly difficult for me. I discussed these with Greer at the outset and have been impressed by the sensitive way in which she has handled them.”
Independent author, Upmarket Fiction
Line and copyediting

Rad Johnson

“I was very impressed with Greer’s edits to my manuscript. Clear reasons were given against each edit offered, leading to an education in honing my writing craft whilst also highlighting my unhelpful habits. Greer delivered the edited document within the estimated timeframes and communications with her were always friendly and informative. I would certainly utilise Greer’s valuable services again.”
Independent author, Hi-Concept Thriller
Copyediting and proofreading

Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust

Greer’s work was excellent – she was able to produce a clear copyedited file very quickly indeed – alongside a useful editorial style sheet. All deadlines were exceeded and communication was very easy. This enabled us to complete the work on the book much more efficiently and also helped with the design process too. Greer provided proofreading edits in a very clear way, which was also helpful. We would, undoubtedly, have struggled to produce the quality of booklet that we ended up with had we not commissioned Greer. We would recommend her services for any similar type of work.
Lucy Godfrey, Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust