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Mentoring and Advice

Bespoke Mentoring

It is a great pleasure working with my editor and I find her insights, judgment and clarity of purpose inspiring. They lead me to more productive and better focused writing.

         - Caroline Russell Clarke

Ever gotten stuck on a plot twist? Wondered if your characters were real? Ever had a great idea for a book but didn't know if it were do-able or even how to start writing it? Or perhaps you're in a creative drought and need an inspirational drink of water.

Mentoring is an on-going process of engaging with an experienced and knowledgeable editor about your book, bouncing ideas off the best sounding board imaginable. The conversation will be honest and informative, supportive and understanding. Mentoring offers guidance and aid.

How it works: The editor reads tranches of work and has an hour consultation with you. Or if you're stuck and have nothing more to offer to read, just an hour long conversation. Email us to discuss what kind of mentoring you would like. Once payment has been made, conversations are through Skype. You will have to share your Skype ID. If you need assistance, we can walk you through it. Local residents can meet in person.  

The cost: It varies depending on the amount of reading, but starts from £80 per session.

Ask an Expert for Advice

I needed some advice on how to write my business book. I found the knowledgeable feedback and experience at Clapham Publishing Services to be invaluable. 

         - Sarah Nelson

It's a complicated world, and it's not always obvious which step to take next. Self-publish, get an agent, cold-call publishers, take another course? Email us your question and you'll get expert advice from experienced professionals who know the industry and how it works. We'll get back to you with detailed and constructive advice within a few days (longer over Bank Holidays).

How it works: Email us and once payment is made, we'll answer your question.

The cost: £25 a response

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