I offer a personalised and encouraging manuscript review service, specialising in crime, thriller and mystery novels.

As a bestselling author of commercial fiction, I can look at your novels with a practical, creative and industry-focussed eye. I offer a range of flexible options to help you on your path to publication.

My manuscript assessments offer a constructive and practical appraisal of your work, with an emphasis on both what is working, and where improvements can be made. I make suggestions and comments directly on to your manuscript, and accompany this with an editorial report.

Every novel is different and I’m happy to focus on the areas where you need most help, but as a rough guide I will look at structure, plot, pacing, clarity, style, characterisation, dialogue and presentation.

If you’d like to book an assessment or discuss my services, get in touch using the form below and let me know the number of words, genre, a very brief synopsis and any particular help you would like.


First 30,000 words – £350
Up to 60,000 words – £500
Up to 100,000 words – £750
Up to 120,000 words – £900

Reports will be sent back within 21 days (up to 60,000 words) and 28 days for full manuscripts. If you would like it more urgently, let me know and I will quote for a faster turnaround.