Manuscript Editing


It feels amazing to finish the first draft of a manuscript, be it a novel, short-story, the next blockbuster screenplay, a paranormal romance, an epic fantasy adventure or a hard science fiction escapade

After the euphoria fades, though, you may realise that more work is needed before you can begin the publication process

If you want to be successful in an increasingly competitive market, you need a manuscript critique and professional editing. Whether you're seeking acceptance from a traditional publishing house or are looking to self-publish, Brontë can smooth out your writing and provide the critical commentary you need to take your manuscript to the next level

At Brontë, I want to support you at every stage of writing, regardless of how much experience you have as a writer 

Editing not only provides you with fresh insight about your writing but also increases the likelihood of success in your writing career. I can provide the affordable, high-quality editing you need, and I can help make you a better writer

Brontë's Manuscript Editing service combines substantive editing and technical editing to improve your draft by cleaning up the writing so that you can concentrate on the creative process

I look closely at plot, characterisation, dialogue, and other elements such as a review your writing for stylistic and mechanical issues, ensuring consistency and providing constructive feedback

I will ensure your manuscript conforms to your style guide of choice

What will you receive? 

  • Line-by-line editing of your manuscript to improve clarity, organisation, and flow while maintaining your authorial voice, giving you a stronger, much improved manuscript tailored to your target audience
  • Corrections of spelling and grammar errors, typos, and inconsistencies
  • Tracked revisions so that you can see and review all of the changes, giving you complete creative control
  • BSI correction mark up that typesetters use (if required)
  • Suggestions to improve the style, tone, point of view, word choice, and sentence structure of your manuscript
  • Extensive critical commentary, indicating where arguments need more support, where the storyline or flow could be improved, where there are unfinished or contradictory thoughts, and more
  • Identification of what's not working in your manuscript and any areas that can be improved
  • Personalised editor notes providing a summary of the work that has been done and highlighting next steps for your manuscript

What types of manuscripts can you use this service for?

  • Books, novels, novellas, and short stories
  • Plays and screenplays
  • General nonfiction (memoirs, biography, self-help, etc.)
  • Chapters or passages of longer fiction and nonfiction works

Why should I trust Brontë with my manuscript?

I will keep your files secure. I know how hard you have worked to write your manuscript, so security and confidentiality are always ensured. I will never make a claim on your copyright, and I keep all personal information private. I can work with most major word-processing file types, and uploads are always safe and secure

Simply get a no obligation quote, and I'll follow up with you 24 hours after sending the quote to you

I welcome your feedback. If you have any concerns about your order, please don't hesitate to get in contact so I can ensure high-quality editing every time