Editorial Consultancy

We all want a good story, told well. Editing is crucial and can make the difference between the success or failure of a book. An editor is an invaluable “second eye,” a trusted sounding board, a gentle critic, who offers encouragement and helps the author write his or her best possible book.

The BookBlast® consultancy is where publishers, professional writers, agents & literary executors come to solve editorial issues.

Our focus is non-fiction (biography, autobiography, travel and creative non-fiction), literary, historic & translated fiction. We can help you write your memoirs; edit or ghost-write your book.

The BookBlast® consultancy brings together writing professionals who share common interests. We pool skills, experience and contacts to provide the best possible service(s) to our clients, and deliver projects on time, on budget, and on value.

Editing services offered by BookBlast® — structural editing | rewriting & ghostwriting | mentoring | manuscript assessment | blog posts & content creation.

Copy-editing — we make sure that the raw text, or copy, is correct in terms of spelling, grammar and consistency, is factually accurate and easy to read. What does copy editing entail? A careful read-through of a manuscript checking for grammatical and spelling mistakes. Repetition and inconsistencies are highlighted and spelling standardised. We read as a reader and give constructive feedback where necessary. Copy editing is a time-consuming task. It is essential for any writer wanting to produce work to a professional, publishable standard. Recent clients — Maclehose Press, Darf Publishers …

Structural Editing (recent) — Lesley Blanch, Far to Go and Many to Love: People and Places (Quartet Books, 2017); Oyungerel Tsedevdamba & Jeffrey L. Falt, The Green-Eyed Lama: Love and Betrayal in Mongolia (in English for Grasset & Fasquelle, Paris, June, 2017); Lesley Blanch, On the Wilder Shores of Love: A Bohemian Life (Virago, Little Brown, 2015; PB Jan, 2017); Louis Saha, Thinking Inside the Box: Reflections on Life as a Premier League Footballer (Visions Sports Publishing); Ashkan Kooshanejad & Negar Shaghaghi, No One Knows About Persian Cats (Florent Massot éditions, Paris).

Reader's Reports: PEN Translates!, Harvill Secker, Serpent's Tail, Mulcahy Conway Associates, Eland Publishing …

We do not charge a submission fee, or provide a quote subject to sudden changes or hidden costs. We charge the National Union of Journalist's recommended fees for print media/editing. The NUJ's recommended rate per 1000 words is charged for digital journalism. Please use contact form below for more info.

Editor-in-Chief, international fiction in translation, éditions Grasset & Fasquelle, Paris, 09 September 2015 at 10:09 — 'The text which you edited for us is perfect. You've done a great job and can be proud of yourself.'