Reader Reports

About me

I am the author of six fantasy books (published by Gollancz) and numerous short stories, with another fantasy trilogy due to publish in 2018 with a major publisher. My work has been critically acclaimed, and I have been nominated for a British Fantasy Award. I teach at Brunel University on the genre module of the Creative Writing BA. I have also previously worked as an editor for Titan, and a copywriter. I know firsthand how hard it can be to get good, objective feedback on your work, which is why my editorial service - designed for science-fiction and fantasy authors - will help to improve your writing, and get it fit for representation and publication. All prices listed are inclusive of VAT.

Reader Reports for Novels

I charge £350 for up to 25,000 words, £400 for work of 25,000-50,000 words, and £8 per 1,000 words thereafter.

The reader report I will write is 8-12 pages long and will highlight the strengths of your manuscript as well as the weaknesses, alongside my advice on how to fix any structural or narrative problems in your work. I will turn the report around in 4-6 weeks from receipt of manuscript: if you require my feedback sooner, I offer an expedited service, which costs an additional 40% of the fee on-top of my initial fee, but gets you your feedback within 7-10 days.

Short Stories

I am an experienced short-story writer, with numerous credits to my name, most recently an inclusion in Best British Science Fiction of 2016 anthology. For a 1-3 page reader report I charge £90 up to 2,000 words, with £15 per additional 1,000 words.

Submission Packages

Literary agents receive hundreds of submissions a month, and my service is designed to help yours stand out from the rest. I will read and report on submission packages of cover letter, synopsis and first three chapters (no more than fifty pages), and offer guidance on these for £150.

Contact Me

If you are interested in hiring me, or would like a no-obligation quote, please get in touch at: denpatrickedits@gmail.com