About us

We are a leading international literary consultancy and agency, based in Oxford, dedicated to helping writers. The Oxford Editors was set up and run by authors in order to help writers who might not otherwise have access to help from professional writers, editors and publishing experts. We provide support at every stage and in every genre with services such as manuscript feedback, mentoring and editing. We are here to give you the help and advice you need to write your book, screenplay, thesis or article. If you write, we can help. The Oxford Editors also helps authors find agents and publishers or to self-publish. We can also promote your book online and to the press. In fact, we provide a wide range of editorial and assessment services to writers, agents and publishers.

Our editors are published authors, successful screenwriters, ghost writers, copy editors and proof readers, who will pass on years of writing and publishing experience to help you make the best of your work.

We work with new and established authors from every country, in every genre and of every ability. Each writer is important to us, from the young boy who wants a mentor to help write his book to established authors who want a second critical eye run over their work before their publisher gets hold of it.

The Oxford Editors also has a strong academic tradition and can call on experts from a wide range of disciplines to help our authors.

We offer manuscript assessment for fiction, non-fiction and academic books, as well as screenplays, plays and poetry. However, there is a lot more; we also provide re-writing, copy editing, proof reading, ghost writing, on-line writing courses and one-to-one mentoring.


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If it is feedback you need, our editors will produce a detailed, honest and practical assessment of your manuscript, tailored to meet your needs. We are all writers so we understand the needs of the market and the shifting trends in publishing and we will pass on all that knowledge to our writers.

Our mission is to encourage and help you improve your work. We like to think of ourselves as a literary consultancy that cares for each and every author. We treat every book as if it were our own, so reports and edits are never rushed If you have taken years to write it, we are not going to take the time to give you the very best service no matter how small the fee.

It is never too early to have us look at your work, so please email us at info@theoxfordeditors.co.uk or telephone us on 01865 238066 to talk over your options. A little advice from our experts early on will save you wasted writing time and help catch those mistakes before they become bad habits.

Every writer needs someone to give them honest feedback on their work and that’s what we’re here to do.

The Oxford Editors works with publishers, project managing books through the editorial and printing process. We also act directly as literary agents for a small, but growing, group of authors.


When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people, not characters. A character is a caricature.
Ernest Hemingway

If you are in doubt please contact us through our Contact Us page or telephone us on 01865 238066/01865 358737 for more information