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Do you want to master the craft of writing? I am Shelley Routledge, and I have ten years of editorial experience and publishing success. I have launched some of the top names in fiction
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 terrain.
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.
Is this the first time you have contacted an editor? If so, don’t be nervous! I have ten years of experience and a proven track record of launching debut authors into commercial publishing, with several signing lucrative six-figure deals.
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.
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.
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.
The Hanged Man Rises, Costa Book shortlisted