With over twenty years of experience in the publishing industry, writing, editing, and offering constructive criticism, I look forward to helping you make your story the strongest it can be. I have had over 50 novels published with Penguin, Harlequin, Hachette, and others; I have a BA in English and an MA in English Education; and I have taught creative writing in a variety of settings for many years. I am happy to edit most genres, but I specialise in romance, women’s fiction, and psychological thrillers. I offer three types of comprehensive services:

Author Mentoring

This can be shaped to your preference and process, and is purchased by the hour. We can work together on brainstorming ideas, discussing your projected career, writing synopses, query letters, or story pitches, or your current work in progress—whatever it takes to make your writing stronger and to get you where you want to go as a writer.

Developmental Editing

I will read your full or partial manuscript and offer detailed constructive criticism on all aspects of your work: structure, characterisation, pacing, plot, and any other area that needs improvement, in order to make your story the best and most marketable that it can be. I will also have follow-up conversations/emails to clarify points and add further suggestions.

In-depth Editing

I will give you a more detailed line by line report on your manuscript in the comments section of the document; this is suitable for a manuscript that has already been developmentally edited and/or is in a polished state, but is not a substitute for a copy editor or proof reader.

Please email me at katehewitt@kate-hewitt.com to discuss rates. I offer competitive prices as I want to be affordable for those who are just starting out, as well as those who are further along!