Posted by: sally o-j | August 27, 2009

Feedback and advice for published and unpublished writers

I’m a freelance literary editor and writer’s mentor, based in Brighton.  Since 1998, I’ve worked with a wide range of authors, with experience ranging from absolute beginners to an established TV scriptwriter and a Booker Prize shortlisted novelist.  I am also a script editor.

As well as giving detailed feedback and advice on manuscripts, I also mentor new authors, and especially love the process of brainstorming and developing works in progress.  I can also advise you on the best way to approach an agent.

I’m comfortable working in genres as diverse as literary fiction, biography, historical fiction, fantasy, romance, crime and mystery, as well as non-fiction.  I also understand how to convert fan-fiction into a novel, and can help you get it right.

I work closely with writer’s agent Meg Davis (Ki Agency Ltd) and have been the reader for award-winning novelist Sarah Waters (Fingersmith, Affinity, Tipping the Velvet, The Night Watch, The Little Stranger) on all her books.

Previously, I was a journalist and editor in the music business, and have written and edited  scripts for broadcast, entertainment news, album sleeve notes, and features.  I worked with Viv Albertine of The Slits on her autobiography Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys, which came out in June 2014.


  1. Would you be able to edit copy for the english architectural press? I am looking for someone who could run through some translated text to make sure it doesn’t sound too much like dutch-english.

    • Hi Jo

      Yes, I would be very happy to do that for you. I will be in touch via email later today.

      Kind regards


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