Editing And Advice Service

  • Are you struggling with your short story?
  • Has your synopsis sizzled out half-way?
  • Not sure which markets to target?
  • Perhaps you’d just like someone to check your script through

As a freelance writer, I’ve written for all sorts of publications and undertaken all sorts of writing jobs from copywriting, to short stories, to humorous articles, to readers’ letters, to books. I learned my craft many years ago through The Writers Bureau and once I’d become an established writer, I joined them as a tutor so I could motivate and help other fledgling writers to become published.

I love helping others – as much as I love writing myself. So, a short while ago, I started my own Editing and Advice Service. We all need that helping hand sometimes, so if you think I can help you, whether it’s a critique of your work you’re after, an edit, some advice about a market – in fact, anything and everything, please get in touch and I’ll try and help you.

You can contact me directly: estherchilton@gmail.com

Writer, Helen Gaen, has used the service for her short stories and had the following to say:

“I sent Esther both some published and unpublished work for critique and was amazed at how astute and helpful her comments were. I felt the service represented fantastic value for money, was professional, prompt and personalised to my needs. I will definitely use this service again and would strongly recommend it to others.”

Author, Margaret Benison, used the service for her novel and wanted to share her experience:

“Having Esther as your editor doesn’t only mean that your book will be thoroughly polished and restructured, it also means that you will realize your strengths and weaknesses as a writer and hopefully become a better writer because of it. Esther was my creative writing instructor a few years ago and I managed to publish every short story she helped me edit back then. I only hope she had her lucky-charm switch on when she edited my novel.”

Rates: £8 per 1000 words. Minimum fee: £20. Discounts for longer works and special circumstances taken into consideration.

31 Responses to Editing And Advice Service

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  2. Kate Loveton says:

    Hi Esther, I am sending you an email. If you get a chance, could you take a look, please. Thanks!

  3. JasonMoody77 says:

    Hi Esther, I’m getting a little ahead of myself here, but I wanted to ask. What are your rates for a novel critique?

    Thanks Jason

    • Hi Jason, ask away! My usual rates are £10 per 3000 words. For a novel, I work with the writer and charge an overall fee, suited to the writer’s budget and it’s very much geared to what the writer is looking for i.e. a thorough critique, help with corrections etc. Let me know if you want to know anything else 🙂

  4. Esther, am searching your site frantically. Have you any hints on how to write a book blurb for a children’s book?

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  8. EDC Writing says:

    Hi Esther … you have got me thinking about where i am with writing ‘Believing Sight Unseen’ … about 15,000 words posted and I’m anticipating ending up with 30 to 35k words to self publish. I guess the question is when to seek professional advice, at this stage before I go too much further or when complete when the die is cast so to speak. Likes and comments on the the blog are sparse, the thing is those who like it love it, which makes me think my style of writing could work? It was always my intention to get my work copy edited and critiqued before publishing and now I’ve got to know you a little through your weekly challenges I like the idea of doing this with you, or do you think I am a little naive to think I have something to read? Eric.

    • esthernewton says:

      Hi Eric, thanks for getting in touch about this. I have to say that from what I’ve read of your writing, you’re a very good writer and I think you’ll definitely have something to read here. I’d love to work with you on it, if you’d like. I have worked with authors who have sent me their complete books and in other cases, I’ve taken a look at part works, given advice and then later, worked on the rest of the book. Have a think about it; it’s up to you.

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