Developing manuscripts into
award-winning world-class novels.

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Achieve publishing success with 100% confidence

Do you want to master the craft of writing? I am Shelley Routledge, and I have twelve years of editorial experience and publishing success. I have launched some of the top names in fiction.

Collaborate with a book editorial genre expert

My expertise is Adult, YA and Children’s fiction. I have specialist qualifications and a solid track record of success in these areas. If you are reading this, it means you are interested in working with an editor who truly understands you and knows the publishing landscape.

Master your craft with words that truly resonate

You have my guarantee that I will place all my energy and expertise in assiduously assessing your manuscript. I will address character construction, chapter sequencing, protagonist point of view, dialogue, time-lapses, scene-setting alongside narrative engagement, syntax, grammar and punctuation.

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I am an experienced editor and belong to the
Chartered Institute for Editors and Proofreaders

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Expert Analysis

Is this the first time you have contacted an editor? If so, don’t be nervous! I have twelve years of experience and a proven track record of launching debut authors into commercial publishing, with several signing lucrative six-figure deals

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Your Mentor

An editorial assessment of your writing can prove vital, whatever level you are at. I cater for beginners to professionally published authors, and my one aim is to show you how to master your craft, so your manuscript is the best it can possibly be.

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My Commitment

If you decide that I am the editor for you and your project, then we will collaborate and feel satisfied that this is the right choice. We will work together closely to create a trusting working relationship that will enrich your ability to improve your writing.

I can assist you to get published,
just like I did for these authors and many more.

Here is a selection of books I edited and developed into award-winning world-class novels.

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Client Comments

Thanks to Shelley’s incisive, perceptive edit of my debut novel I was signed by an agent and secured a three book deal with Simon and Schuster, with a very lucrative advance. The book then went on to be shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Children’s award. I cannot recommend Shelley highly enough as an editor and I feel extremely fortunate to have worked with her at such a pivotal stage in my career.

Sarah Naughton
The Hanged Man Rises, Costa Book shortlisted

I would like to discuss my project.

Interested in my services? Please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be more than happy to discuss your project with you and can provide you with a sample edit.