The Crafty Writer offers a range of professional writing services in the following areas:

Commercial Copywriting and Editing

The Crafty Writer can help you advertise and promote your company or organisation with professional copywriting and editing services. We can provide written copy for press releases, brochures, websites, advertisements, in-house publications, company magazines and annual reports. Alternatively, we can edit existing copy into a publishable form. Please visit our dedicated Crafty Copywriting Service site for further information.

Proofreading and critiquing

The Crafty Writer employs a panel of experienced writers and writing tutors to meet your critiquing needs.  A full critique will include comments on your style, structure, genre (where appropriate), publishability (is your writing of a publishable standard) and marketability (might a publisher / editor consider that there is a market for your writing) as well as advice on publishing outlets for your material. Each critique will highlight your strengths and weaknesses as a writer and give advice on how to improve it. In terms of fiction, we will also look at your characterisation and plotting. The following guideline rates apply; please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail.

Magazine articles £40 for up to 1200 words
£5 per 100 words thereafter
Non-fiction book proposals £50 for up to 1500 words
£5 per 100 words thereafter
Accompanying sample chapters £20 for 3000 words, £5 per 100 words thereafter
Children’s picture books £30 for up to 1000 words (with or without illustrations)
£5 per 100 words thereafter
Children’s chapter books £80 for first three chapters (or 6000 words)
£10 per 1000 words thereafter
Adult short stories £40 for up to 3000 words
£10 per 1000 words thereafter
Adult novels £120 for first three chapters (or 10,000 words)
£10 per 1000 words thereafter
Full length manuscript: contact us
Letters to agents or publishers £25 (with three page synopsis)
Poetry £35 per 45 lines (pro rata)
Proof-reading and line-editing £15 per 1000 words

For payment in foreign currency, the forex rate on the day of payment will be applied. Please contact us for payment options.

Courses and workshops

If you live in the North East of England and would like us to run a course or workshop tailored to your group, please contact us directly to discuss your requirements.

Some of the content from the courses is also freely available here on the site.