Helpful links

Services for writers

Book design

Maria Fowler: Graphic designer specialising in book design and project management:

Book layout & ebook design

L.J. McLean: Layout Designer and fellow developmental editor specialising in Science Fiction and Technical Writing:

Copyeditors (American)

Lisa Ploch Swope: Copywriter, Copyeditor and fellow developmental editor specialising in journalism and press releases: 

Proofreaders (American)

Lisa Ploch Swope: 

Proofreaders (British)

Marie Campbell: Proofreader:

Publishing / Book marketing services

For authors seeking to self-publish who’d like guidance and support:

Writing classes

Bespoke one-to-one online writing courses with Anne Hamilton, a highly skilled private tutor who is also a writer and editor:

Bespoke in-person writing workshops and events for writers of all ages and abilities, in Lockerbie, Scotland, run by the talented Kerrie McKinnel:

Online writing classes that teach writers how to sensitively and convincingly write characters who are very different from them:

Advice for writers

On craft


What head-hopping is and how you can stay in POV:

What deep POV is and how to achieve it: 

A great explanation of narrative distance:

Motivation and keeping going

An inspirational website and podcast from self-confessed worried writer Sarah Painter:

Publishing and marketing

Excellent advice on writing, publishing and marketing your book from creative entrepreneur Joanna Penn:

Advice on all aspects of publishing, from fellow writer and editor Belinda Pollard:

In-depth advice on getting your book noticed, from successful indie author Molly Greene:

Organisations for writers

For self-publishing writers located anywhere in the world:

For traditional, self-published and emerging writers based in Britain:

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