The Oxford Editors offers manuscript assessment for all writers in every genre and at every stage. When you send us your work, we will produce a detailed, honest and practical assessment of your manuscript, tailored to meet your needs. All our editors are authors or publishing experts themselves and understand what you are going through as well as the needs of the market and the shifting trends in publishing. All this means that you will work with people with years of experience, and they will pass on all that knowledge to you.
All writers have, at some point, asked friends and family to read their work and tell them if it is any good. However, nothing can replace the feedback and advice of a professional writer who can give you an honest assessment of your manuscript based on experience. We are here to help you.
Our manuscript assessment service helps writers with their work, whatever the genre, by giving a professional report on the strengths of the manuscript and possible areas that need improvement. When you come to The Oxford Editors you will get access to published authors, playwrights, publishing experts and screenwriters who have years of experience and success as writers.
We provide assessment for fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, as well as screenplays, plays and poetry. However, there is a lot more – we also provide rewriting, copy editing, proofreading, ghost writing, and one-to-one mentoring for new and experienced authors.
We are here to help writers no matter what stage they are at.
“When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.”
Our editors try to finish work as fast as they can without compromising quality, but sometimes the work needs more thought, and we give every project the time it needs. We will never rush your manuscript.
Our mission is to encourage and help you improve your work. We care about each and every author, and we give the same time and attention to the teenager writing thier first book, professional writers, or those in retirement writing a first story as we do to the university professor publishing a ground-breaking book.
It is never too early to have us look at your work, so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us on 01865 238066 or 01865 358737 to talk over your options.
A little advice from our experts early on will save you wasted writing time and can 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 published authors and experienced publishing professionals to project managing books through the editorial and printing process.
What our clients say:
“I have used the Oxford Editors on two occasions and plan to
use them again. I’m learning the craft of writing from dedicated
experts, improving the results and enhancing the experience.”
Cherry and the team encourage the writer while adhering to essential and rigorous fundamentals using proven examples and techniques.”
What is a manuscript assessment?
One of our authors will read your manuscript with an expert eye. As published writers we understand what works and are familiar with common mistakes. We also understand the demands of the various markets for writers. Several of our authors have years of experience teaching creative writing and have helped many writers find their voices.
Your editor will write a full and detailed report on your work. Each report will vary (as every book is different) but it will cover areas such as plot, character development, prose style, pace, marketability and next steps. It will always be honest and constructive, pointing out your strengths and suggesting areas that need improvement.
If required, your editor will have an in-depth conversation with you about your book. We understand the effort that has gone into producing a book and we want to help. If you forget a vital question, you are welcome to come back to us by telephone or by e-mail. Telephone feedback will involve a small extra charge of £50 for 30 minutes, and £100 for an hour.
If we think your book is suitable for today’s literary market, we can help you find a literary agent. We can’t give any guarantees, but many writers find agents on the strength of a recommendation from another writer or well researched, targetted submissions to agents. We want to help you succeed and if we feel we can place your book we will help you put it in front of the right people. See our Agent Finder Service.
Our Fees and How to Submit:
We offer discounts when more than one service is taken up and paid for at the same time at the start of the work.
No author dislikes to be edited as much as he dislikes not to be published.
Selling your work: We Know The Right People
Agent Finder Service: We know the markets for your work and we keep in touch with publishers and producers to make sure we are on top of the latest trends. Our editors will draw on years of experience to help you make the very best of your chances.
With our extensive contact list of professionals, we are able to choose exactly the right editor for each author. Our first-class team is dedicated to encouraging and helping writers.
We are always happy to chat about your manuscript to make sure you get the very best service.
At The Oxford Editors we pride ourselves on being a literary consultancy that is easy to work with. Send us your manuscript by post or email, as a Word document, together with payment. As soon as we receive your submission we’ll contact you with details of your editor.
We also provide an express service with a turn-around time of 1-2 weeks, this would cost double the original fee. If you need yout work between 2-3 weeks this would add, a further 50% of the initial fee.
Shorter manuscripts may differ so do get in touch first if you have an express deadline.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Our Editorial Team
The Oxford Editors has close links with many top agents and publishers, both in London and worldwide. The Oxford Editors cannot guarantee to get your book into print, but the moment we see a market for it we will try and place it for you. See our Agent Finder Service
Why Use Us?
As successful, published authors we have all turned to family, friends and other writers to read and to help us with our first, second and even tenth drafts. There was a time, long past, when agents and publishers could take the time to ‘build’ a writer, supporting them from first draft to eventual publication. In today’s competitive market you only get one chance: The Oxford Editors are here to support and guide you to grasp that chance.
Write to us at:
The Oxford Editors
266 Banbury Road,
Oxford OX2 7DL
Telephone us for more information on:
UK: 01865 238066 or 01865 358737
How to pay
You can pay by cheque, credit or debit card, or direct bank transfer – ask us for details.
If paying by card, please go to our online payment page. Cheques should be made out to The Oxford Editors Limited and posted to us along with your manuscript.
If you are in doubt don’t hesitate to get in touch through our Contacts Us page or telephone us on 01865 238066 or 018653 58737.
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“The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.”