Editorial Services


The Ultimate Manuscript Assessment
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Your Expert Editorial Team

Your secret weapon. Career-building expertise for authors.

Our editorial team are professionals from famous publishing houses where they have overseen many novels published to acclaim. 

When you select our MFA or MA equivalent, The Finished Novel Course, or one of our Book In a Year plans, you'll enjoy the guidance of publishing professionals to oversee every aspect of your novel as we progress towards a finished draft whether for submission to literary agents for a publishing contract or for self-publishing, or to take your writing to new heights.

  Every writer's story passes before our editorial team as you progress towards a finished novel during The Big Edit phase of your year with us. Their mission is simple but deadly: your success.

The world's specialist school for novelists. 

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The editing of The Great Gatsby sits between two extremes – a testimony to a writer's ability to edit himself and his wisdom to let himself be edited by someone worthy.

Revisioning The Great Gatsby by Susan Bell. Editor, Penguin Random House.

Writing Fiction to Get Published 

Take the time to develop your creative writing skills and confidence as you complete your novel to publishing standard with the exciting and practical version of a Creative Writing MFA or MA. You'll work with bestselling authors to create your novel with confidence. Then, we'll raise your manuscript to the highest publishing standards with the expertise of publishing professionals on our in-house editorial team.

You'll never look back. Only at The Novelry. Where writers become authors. The home of happy writing.

The Ultimate Manuscript Assessment. 

You will enjoy a detailed report, a line-edited manuscript, and a recorded video debrief to offer you advice for development and opportunities to raise the value of your work. What's more, you'll get a masterclass with a bestselling author's 'cut' of your first chapter from one of our authors.

Our Editorial Team will work on your story taking a 'helicopter' view of the publishing market and your book's potential within it to propose the perfect pitch. The editorial team will offer you some surprising and valuable insights which may radically change your fortunes. If it's ready to roll, we'll make a plan for submission to literary agents with you, and we'll pitch on your behalf. That's what makes this the ultimate manuscript assessment. There's nothing like it.

For stand-out fiction, step this way. Setting yourself the highest standards is the most important part of becoming a published author and beginning your writing career. If you're serious about your fiction craft, look no further. For writers who mean business.

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Our Success Stories

The Novelry pitched Susie Bower's novel to our literary agency friends at Peters, Fraser + Dunlop. Within a few days, they signed her up. The rest is history!

Susie's novel 'The School for Nobodies' is featured in The Independent's top ten picks, ranked alongside all-time classics such as The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

“I joined an amazing online writing community called The Novelry. Up until then, I’d only written full-length fiction for adults but had got to the point where I’d lost momentum and couldn’t finish anything. I wailed to Louise at The Novelry  that I had no ideas and she assured me that after the first week of The Novelry’s Classic course – I’d have something. She was right.” (From an interview with the Bath Children's Novel Award.)

Susie Bower took all three courses in our Book in a Year plan. More here.

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