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Terry Edge
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Terry Edge
I have been a professional author, writing coach and freelance fiction editor for over twenty-five years. My novels have been published by Andre Deutsch, Transworld, Hutchinson and others. Writing as T D Edge, my short fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including Aeon, Realms of Fantasy, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Flash Fiction Online.

I have tutored and coached for various organisations, including the Open College of the Arts. I continue to lead my own writing workshops for both published and unpublished authors. I edit for individuals and for publishers, and my services cover all forms of fiction. As a writer, I've attended many workshops on both sides of the Atlantic. I'm also a member of The Society of Authors and The Scattered Authors Society.

Why Work with Me as Your Freelance Editor/Coach?

Publishing is currently undergoing a revolution. E-books and online publishing mean authors are now able to sell their work direct to readers. In traditional publishing, a massive gap has opened up between what a publisher expects from a new writer and what that writer is actually capable of without professional help prior to submission.

What I will do is fill that gap. I'll tell you exactly what does and doesn't work in your book or short story - looking at the bigger picture of plot and characterisation, and the line-by-line features of dialogue, style, technique and more. Your professionally edited manuscript will then stand out from the crowd, whether submitted to a publisher or sold direct by you.

How I Work

I believe in tailoring my services to what you actually need. For this reason, I don't charge a fee per thousand words of your novel or story. I charge per hour of my time, which means you can decide exactly what you want me to focus on. I will read some of your work in advance then discuss with you what best to concentrate on. It could be, for example, you want me to work mainly on the first three chapters and synopsis towards your submission package. Or you may prefer me to write a report on the whole novel. I can also help with cover letters and proposals. It's up to you, but I'm happy to offer suggestions if you aren't sure what most needs attention. The initial discussion is free of charge, whether or not we then decide to work together on your project. My fee also includes a follow-up discussion by telephone or email.

I will only work with you if I truly believe I can help, whether for a one-off report or as you progress through the different stages of your development.

If you would like to discuss how I can help you, please email me using the link above.

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