The first 10K – who it’s for
You’ve nailed your story and are happy with the structure. Now you want to focus on sentence-level readability.
A full line and copyedit feels like a stretch too far because you've yet to secure representation. Polishing the first 10,000 words will increase your chances of getting an agent's attention.
I'll correct and smooth your prose while respecting style and narrative voice.
What you get
1. A line-by-line edit of the first 10K words
I'll edit 10,000 words of your novel. Front of my mind will be clarity and flow. I'll address the following:
2. An editorial report
Kess Goldland, thriller writer
'Louise has the rare ability to refine and polish sentences with a perceptive lightness of touch, revising only where necessary, and somehow, magically, what is left on the page better captures the very essence of exactly what you wanted to say.
Deft and precise in her edit, she enhances what is written so at once it is crisper and more elegant, revealing the writer's voice by making it stronger, clearer and more eloquent. Add that she is a pleasure to work with and clearly loves what she does, and it really does become impossible to find fault with her service.
In short – if you want your writing to be better, then you need to get Louise to edit it. I can't recommend working with her highly enough.'
Ayshe Gemedzhy, independent author
'I saw the art of skilful editing at its best. Louise was meticulous, but so thoughtful. She eliminated the mistakes, but looked beyond them, too, amending without compromising the voices of the characters or the atmosphere in the scenes.
What I received back is the novel at its best – it’s my story, how I wrote it, but masterfully and brilliantly edited to become a work I can truly be proud of.'