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Smaller word counts can be negotiated

Novellette/Long Essay (9500-17,500) £300.00


Novella/Essays (18,001-40,000) £450.00  

Novel/Nonfiction (40,001-80,000) £600.00

Long Novel (80,001 - 120,000) £750.00  

Writing Mentorship* £1,500-£2,000

Larger word counts can be negotiated

* One year intensive mentorship on a manuscript, with 3-5 edits and email support. Message me for a quote.

Commissioning work with us is easy. Simply contact us for a free quote, including the word count. We will promptly send you a confirmation of your request. 


For novels and longer works, we encourage writers to schedule a time to speak with the editor, especially if you have special instructions to communicate. This should be done before editing commences.


Payment options include direct bank transfers and Paypal, to be paid prior to work commencing.




Rowan Fortune holds a PhD in English and Creative Writing. They have over a decade of experience in small publishing (Cinnamon Press), teaching (Bangor University), freelance writing (The Tablet, Envoi), and mentorship. They have edited and written a long list of manuscripts that successfully went on to secure publishing contracts. 


In addition to creative editing, they ensure your document is grammatically correct, free of typos, properly punctuated, fluid, consistent, clearly formatted and readable. Your text will be tracked changed, with extensive comments to guide you in your future writing. And you will be supported throughout this process, with a thorough follow up.

Line Editing
Structural Review



“Working with Rowan as my editor has made my work clearer, stronger and sharper. After tidying up the format into a professional standard, they identified and helped remove several writing tics that I was completely unaware of. Rowan's edits are always backed up with a clear explanation or an example of how to raise the quality of the text.” ~ Terry Melia


“Rowan Fortune is a talented, sharp-eyed mentor who gives their honest opinion about a piece of writing. Rowan is the literary personal trainer I needed to get my novel into shape. When I edit I can still hear them pointing out clichés and exposition, and making frequent references to Proust! My second novel emerged out of a flash fiction piece they thought I could expand.” ~ Anjana Chowdhury


“Rowan adapted their approach to mentoring as I drafted and redrafted my manuscript. They regularly read my work in progress for clarity and grammatical accuracy and gave advice on its structure and flow. Rowan’s feedback was always constructive and insightful and this in turn gave me the confidence to discuss all aspects of the book with them and to ultimately finish it. I am now working on my second novel and I have asked Rowan to mentor me again.”  ~ Clare Hepworth-Wain





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