Fiction Feedback offers services in two general areas; critiques and editing. We match our team of expert editors to your manuscript and your experience.



Critiques are short reports that highlight major strengths and weaknesses and make some suggestions regarding how you might improve the manuscript (MS). They are useful pointers and an affordable means of getting professional feedback on your writing. We offer you 1, 2 or 3 independent critiques on your writing.


Editing is the next process. However, for those wanting a halfway house between critiques and a developmental edit, we offer a Critique Plus. It’s a lot more detailed than a critique, but doesn’t have the comprehensiveness – or the price tag – of a full edit. Useful if there are areas of your novel that need intensive scrutiny, too. Email us for details.



Editing is where we examine your MS in depth.


Developmental editing looks at the structure, narrative arc, pacing, characterisation, writing style and story of the novel. This kind of editing comes first, and is what most people think of as editing. We provide a long, comprehensive report which is complemented by comments to the MS. Every aspect of the MS is analysed and suggestions made throughout for how you might make improvements.


Copy-editing comes after that. It looks in detail at the prose and corrects matters of grammar, spelling and punctuation, checks or questions facts, identifies anachronisms and establishes consistent style guides for such things as the formatting of numbers and times.


To customers who’ve benefited from any of our editing services, we offer free advice on publishing and in certain cases recommendations.


Editing services are charged at a rate per 1,000 words and can be paid for by instalment. For customers returning to Fiction Feedback within 6 months, we offer a 5% discount on critiques or editing.


Submissions, Book Marketing & More

Extra services include a one-to-one writing advice session, a synopsis-writing service and a submission package special where we look at your cover letter, synopsis and opening pages in detail.




Check out our marketing one-to-one, an interactive book marketing course tailored to your book and your aspirations. If you’re a crime writer, visit Crafting Crime, the course Fiction Feedback runs with celebrated crime writer Martin Edwards.

If you’ve never had professional input on your writing before, we recommend you start with a critique.


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Our costs for critiques of novels and short stories are kept as low as possible so that many writers can access our objective and helpful service.


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Email us with your work for critique, telling us how many critiques you would like and your word count.


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If you’d like to see a sample of our critiques, please get in touch. We’ll be happy to forward you one or two.


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