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Smart Quill

Bespoke author services

We offer a range of bespoke author services, editing manuscripts to ensure they are ready for submission and publication. An experienced editor can make all the difference.

Before approaching anyone in the industry, your manuscript needs a professional reading. We provide a range of structural reports to help you achieve this. We also provide a range of short services, including the Agent Submission Report and the First Cut Report.

An editor connects writers and readers.

The editor, Philippa Donovan, most recently commissioned children's and YA fiction for a major UK publishing house. Previously she worked with authors of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction at an agency in London. She has been in the industry for over 12 years and has contacts with agencies, scouts and publishers worldwide – the UK and Australia in particular.

Smart Quill offers personalised editorial advice to writers of any genre. The aim is to enable a useful conversation between editor and author, enhancing text, and improving book or ebook publication prospects. Literary agents and Film/TV production houses also approach Smart Quill for direction before submission or adaptation. At Smart Quill there is only one editor; so you can trust that your work is in safe hands.

In all cases, we make no distinction between writers: author services are offered to the same exacting professional editorial standards.