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Chris Holifield

Spent whole working life in publishing; worked for eight publishers, two book club groups, a literary agency and a literary charity. Still think book publishing is about most enjoyable thing you can do – aside from running a writers’ website, of course!

The Pedant: how to make your editor happy

The Pedant: how to make your editor happy

The Pedant: how to make your editor happy


If you want to improve your writing, this series from one of our long-standing editors will help you.

1: Accents and dialects

2: Dialogue tags  Read more


Worldbuilding series

Our new seven-part Worldbuilding series is designed to help fantasy and science fiction writers think about the various things they need to consider when constructing the world in their novel.

The titles are:

1: Character names in fantasy novels

2:The basics of writing fantasy fiction  Read more

Ask the Editor

Ask the Editor

Our Ask the Editor series deals with queries which writers often make.

1: What genre is my book?

2: The submission letter

3: Writing a synopsis

4: Why do I need you?

5: Non-fiction submissions  Read more


New Series on WritersServices

Writersservices is currently producing a number of new series about matters of interest to writers.


Ask the Editor - an ongoing series which has been written in response to queries from writers

Worldbuilding - a seven-part series for fantasy and science fiction writers about how to build their worlds  Read more

Developmental editing

Our Developmental editing service

Writing is a continual learning process. The best authors develop their skills over time and constantly strive to improve. And there is a lot to learn: plotting; dialogue; action scenes and set pieces; character development; continuity and consistency; style, language and tone.  Read more

The Cutting Edit

Our Cutting Edit Service

So you have finished your book, but it is too long; how do you go about reducing the word count without losing important parts of your work?

We're here to help. Our experienced editors will work with you to reduce the word count of your book while preserving the main narrative elements and your individual style. This service is available for both fiction and non-fiction.  Read more

Copy Editing for the Children's Book Market

WritersServices offers a comprehensive range of editorial services for authors writing for the children's market. All our services guarantee a high standard of professional care, and offer competitive rates and excellent value for money.

You can find a full listing of our editorial services for the children's market here.  Read more

Copy editing services

Our Editing Services

Our 8 UK-based Copy editing services specialise in writers' needs, offering competitive rates and providing highly experienced professional editors.  Read more

Our Services for Writers

22 services to help you get your work ready for publication

We've been offering editing services for writers from our office in London since 2001 and have the widest and best-value range on the web. Get your work ready for publication or submission with the help of our team of skilled professional editors.

Work on your manuscript  Read more

Writer's Edit service

A top-level new service for writers who want line-editing as well as copy editing

The Writer's Edit is an enhanced editing package that offers you all the benefits of our expert copy editing service, plus an extra level of advice and support to help you take your writing to a new level.
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