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Writers who use our services can feel confident that their work will be matched to an appropriate reader. For more information on our expert team including biographies and an outline of which genres each reader reads within, please see Readers. Click here for Fees and here for submission guidelines. The report will be emailed to you as a PDF, and returned in hard copy if you have included a SAE for return postage of your manuscript. If you are interested in copy-editing or proofreading, please see Other Editorial Services.

TLC prides itself on a reputation for excellence. TLC remains at the forefront of editorial provision, and continues to enjoy a high standing in the traditional industry as well as with newer platforms. We also hand-match each writer coming in with an editor we think would be best suited to the project at hand, and bring this curatorial vision to our events programme, as well as to our popular Mentoring programme, which we process on application. We believe that writers should have access to professional editing services in order to better understand their writing and how it might sit in a constantly changing market, and give honest, professional feedback in order to help writers grow and develop their skills.

At TLC we offer manuscript assessment for writing at all levels by writers writing in English. We offer assessment for:. You can find our Reader list including biographies and specialisms here and our Fees here. TLC has established working connections with several leading publishers and agents and over the years has helped many authors get into print.

For more information please see our Success Stories. However it is important to remember that getting commercially published is difficult. All developing writers should be aware that the traditional publishing industry is very market driven and is also in a state of flux as it faces challenges from alternative online platforms.

Publishers and agents can only take on books that they feel confident will result in high sales. Marketing and PR campaigns are important in generating book sales, so publishers and agents also ideally need to feel a book and its author will be easy to promote. TLC runs publishing events to help people writing understand more about the publishing industry see TLC Events and we work across all our services to help writers gain a greater sense of self-awareness around the quality of their work, and where it might fit into the market.

TLC is aware of the demands of the industry and will not make irresponsible suggestions to clients wishing to approach agents and publishers. There is no further fee to the client for this service. We are partially funded by the Arts Council England to provide a limited number of bursaried reads to high quality writers from low-income households across the UK.

You will need to contact your local regional writing development body in order to find out if they operate the scheme and if you are eligible. For details including finding your regional writing partner and how to apply please see Arts Council England Free Reads Scheme. We are committed to match-funding a portion of our Arts Council grant — as we are not a charity we rely on new partnerships, in-kind support, donations, and sponsorship to uphold this commitment.

Our editors are language and literature experts who specialise in a diverse range of fiction and non-fiction genres and book forms. Your work will be edited and constructively critiqued with a clear understanding of its subject matter, form, genre, and intended audience. Affordable and always available to you. In case you work with tight deadlines, our editing and proofreading services are available to you 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Free revision of your edited document.

In the rare event that you are not completely satisfied with your edited document, we will promptly revise the document according to your requirements, for free! Your editor will also answer questions about your edited document or recheck previously edited text, for no extra charge. With our strict confidentiality policy, you will retain full copyright control and credit for your edited work.

To ensure your data remains confidential and secure, we use bit SSL encryption technology for transferring and encrypting information. PaperTrue will never collect or share your information, and your documents will never be stored without your permission.

What Our Customers Are Saying. Over customers have rated PaperTrue 4. Every customer gets a verified invite to post a review, ensuring the ratings are authentic. This is the first book I have written and had been searching for a company to proofread my manuscript. I wanted to ensure it went into the right hands. And I have no regrets choosing PaperTrue. The work was completed within the stated time frame and the notes were very clear and constructive.

I would most certainly recommend them as a trusted, friendly and reliable company to work with. Richard was my first point of contact from the useful pop-up chat on their user-friendly website. He answered all the questions I had and was very professional. I received my manuscript back from Rebecca from the editing team.

Her comments were very professional and helpful in adding the necessary tweaks to improve my manuscript effectively. Thanks to Papertrue I am well and truly on my way to publishing my first book and would come back again should I write a second. I was totally amazed at how good they were. It definitely showed all the areas where I had many errors that myself did not notice.

And that was after many times of revising my manuscript. Rather than revising a thousand times and not noticing any major errors. I will be editing my work more carefully with a lot more thought into how paragraph and sentence is written. And so from the sample edit I shall be using their services, to hopefully get a fully acceptable and well published book out there. Thank you to the Papertrue team. I took every single piece of advice you gave me to improve my work. I would just like to say thank you so much for the incredible job you have done.

It is clear you must have worked incredibly hard into the early hours to get my book back to me in the time frame you did. Thank you so much for your critique. Up until I read your summary of what you thought of the content of my book, I had no idea how good it was.

Even though I know the stats are against me, I now have the determination going forward. I think you have turned a good book into a great book. It was worth every penny of the fee that I paid. I took a risk and it really paid off. It was apparent that you must have read my book all the way through at least twice.

If you have any hints or tips on how to improve my chances of getting a publisher please let me know. I made some stipulations regarding the kind of person I wanted to critique my work before I handed over the fee. PaperTrue is my partner in writing. Each time I finish an act I submit it to PaperTrue.

PaperTrue editors I use Rebecca give you the solutions. Our service is confidential, and you will retain full copyright control over your edited documents. We will never collect or share your information, and all your data will be encrypted using bit SSL technology. Your documents will never be stored without your permission. Rebecca always enjoyed helping friends with their writing projects while at university. After graduating in English literature, she was happy to turn this penchant into her profession!

Rebecca gained extensive experience as an editor — working on diverse fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, including urban fiction novels, historical drama screenplays, DIY guides, autobiographies, and everything in between — before naturally progressing to the role of Senior Editor. Rebecca loves helping writers to fully realize their ideas and give them an effective form.

Fascinated by language, Meg studied its incredible power through her graduate and post-graduate studies in English literature. She worked as an Academic Editor and then as a Senior Editor, before being promoted to the role of Editorial Co-ordinator.

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