Critique service

Have  you written a book?  Do you need advice on how to make your manuscript publishable?  I offer an independent editing service based on the successful ‘From the Slush Piles to the Shelves’ courses I have taught at the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of York, and on residential courses at the Watermill at Posara in Italy.

I will read your manuscript and give you detailed comments and practical advice on how to improve your story and get it ready for submission or publication.

Pam was brilliant at explaining story structure, conflict and characterisation in fun, easy to understand and relevant ways, ensuring I had all the tools I needed to turn my ideas into workable, writeable plots.” 

Jessica Gilmore, The Return of Mrs Jones and Summer with the Millionaire (Harlequin Mills & Boon, 2014)

My fees are based on a base rate of £250.00, plus £5.00 per 1000 words.

Please contact me for more details:

Project Editing, Copy-Editing, Proofreading

I work as a freelance project editor, a wonderful job that allows me behind the scenes in some fascinating organisations.  As project editor, I liaise with authors and edit text, and work closely with photographers and designers. It is a role that requires tact and efficiency as well as a feel for design and a keen editorial eye, and involves copy-editing and proofreading.

If you need someone to keep close control of book project, or to work on smaller copy-editing or proofreading projects, please contact me on

Completed projects include:

For more information about these books, or if you’re considering a book about your own institution, please contact Third Millennium