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Editing Suite

WriteInvite are excited to offer a brand new service for all members - a manuscript make-over - headed up by Christine Richardson.

To be able to submit your short story, novel or article in peak condition could be the difference between acceptance and rejection. WriteInvite has been the catalyst for numerous writers getting into print and we have the knowledge and 'eye' to forage out those errors that even spell-check can't reach! Our experience includes proof-reading and editing MAs, PHDs, short stories, anthologies and novels. The smallest grammatical slip can result in your writing being overlooked, as there is so much competition in the literary field, and presentation needs to make an impact on a possibly jaded reader.

To have an independent and professional appraisal, with no agenda or familial allegiance, can be invaluable. To use a gardening analogy, the well-pruned plant is always improved, and to see your work blossom without losing any precious blooms, can be aided by making use of an outside horticulturist!

Details and Pricing

Manuscripts can be uploaded for review online or hard copies can be sent in the post. An approximate deadline date can be specified for submissions but these are only requested as a guide for the reviewers (and manuscripts over 20,000 words cannot be deadlined).

Pricing is entirely dependent on the word count of the manuscript:

  • Up to 3,000 words: £45
  • Up to 5,000 words: £65
  • Up to 10,000 words: £125
  • Up to 20,000 words: £235
  • Up to 30,000 words: £325
  • Up to 60,000 words: £585
  • Up to 70,000 words: £655
  • Up to 100,000 words: £845

You must be registered as a member of the site to submit your work.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The work must be original, but stories previously entered into competitions or submitted for publication will be accepted.
  2. The Editing Suite reserves the right to return work unedited, along with an explanation of refusal.
  3. There is no guarantee that your work will be accepted for publication or will be shortlisted after editing.
  4. Correspondence will not be entered into after work has been returned.
  5. Manuscripts must be in English.
  6. If sent as hard-copy, please include a stamped, addressed envelope. We cannot accept responsibility for manuscripts lost in the post or delayed by strikes.
  7. Hard-copy manuscripts must use black or blue print, and at least size 12 font. Writing should be double-spaced with one inch margins all round. Pages should be numbered.
  8. Online manuscripts must be saved in one of the following formats: Microsoft Word Document (.doc, .docx) or Rich Text Document (.rtf). Other file types will be rejected.

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