Author: Helen Cox

Helen Cox is a UK author. She made her on-screen debut in The Krankies in 1990. Given the choice, her Mastermind topic would be Grease 2 and when someone asks her if she is a god she says 'yes.' Oh, you want to know about her books? Best click some of the links below.

Services for Writers

DSCF7182My client list is currently full up until May. If you’d like me to edit your work in June 2016, please read the information below and drop me a line at HelenBetaReads at gmail dot com

Given my qualifications in creative writing and my experience as a journalist, editor and author, I offer both beta reading and editing services to writers looking to hone and develop their manuscripts.

Due to the in-depth nature of beta reading and editing and my personal commitment to providing high-quality feedback, I can only offer a limited number of authors help at one time. I will make it clear at the top of this page when my client list is full. I am open to critiquing both fiction and non-fiction in all genres with the exception of erotica.

I am also available to proof and edit short articles at a rate of £7 per 1000 words.

The conditions of each service are detailed below. Payment is made in two installments. The first 50% is paid before I start reading your work to secure the booking. The second half is paid before the final report is delivered. Payments are made via Paypal.

Please only purchase my services if you are ready to receive honest feedback on your work. As I am in the business of helping you improve I will be offering a professional critique. To purchase a service, email a request stating your word count to: HelenBetaReads at gmail dot com.

BETA READING SERVICE

We can often hone our writing style but editorial guidance on the story itself is just as important during the writing process. If you choose me as a beta reader, you will get feedback on two levels. Firstly, you will receive comments throughout your manuscript as I read it. This will document my reactions as a reader, giving you an insight into how your novel is experienced as it is read.

You will also receive a report compiled after the MS has been read which comments on the following aspects of your narrative: plot, setting and characterisation, themes, dialogue and action and description. You will be given feedback on strengths and areas for revision. You will not be given guidance on spelling, punctuation and grammar. If you wish for your work to be edited in this way, please purchase the editing service instead.

3 Chapters (up to 10,000 words)
£70  / $105  (delivered within ten days).
20,000 words
£150 / $250 (delivered within three weeks).
50,000 words
£275 / $425 (delivered within four weeks).
70,000 words
£380 / $580 (delivered within five weeks).
100,000 words
£500 / $750 (delivered within six weeks).

Email me direct for quotes on manuscripts over 100,000 words or for a quote specific to your manuscript. I’m always happy to connect with and talk to authors. To purchase a service, email a request stating your word count to: HelenBetaReads at gmail dot com.

EDITING SERVICE

Seven years as a teacher of English Literature has made me a stickler for spelling, punctuation and grammar but I’ve also had experience editing magazines and books to the highest possible standard. If you’ve got your story down and now want to make your copy sparkle, my editing service is the one for you. I will edit your manuscript from start to finish using track changes in Microsoft Word so you can see clearly all of the suggested changes to your manuscript.

3 Chapters (up to 10,000 words)
£95  / $145  (delivered within ten days).
20,000 words  
£180 / $275 (delivered within three weeks).
50,000 words
£380 / $585 (delivered within four weeks).
70,000 words
£550 / $850 (delivered within five weeks).
100,000 words
£750 / $1150 (delivered within six weeks).

Email me direct for quotes on manuscripts over 100,000 words or for a quote specific to your manuscript. I’m always happy to connect with and talk to authors. To purchase a service, email a request stating your word count to: HelenBetaReads at gmail dot com.

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