Bespoke Mentoring

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Receive expert guidance on writing a book from a highly experienced editor. Whether you're in the throes of working through your first draft or looking to hone your manuscript before taking the plunge and sending it out to literary agents, our Bespoke Mentoring editing service is all about your book and you setting the agenda. Proofreading, copyediting and developmental editing options are all available across 3 or 6-month programmes, with reading lists and editorial reports coming alongside a number of face-to-face meetings or phone calls with your mentor. We also offer exclusive mentoring slots with published authors.

To view the mentors we have available to work with you, click here.

What You Need To Submit

Please contact W&A at writersandartists@bloomsbury.com or by phone on +44 (0)207 631 5985 to discuss your project and to discuss payment options. Before a service can go ahead, you will need to submit the following:

  • An indication of which mentor(s) you would like to work with
  • Some background information about the book and where you feel you need guidance from your mentor
  • A 2-page synopsis
  • A sample of your manuscript up to 10,000 words

Please make sure the pages are numbered (and named, where appropriate) and use a standard typeface such as Times New Roman in 12pt and double-spaced. The accepted file types are: .doc .docx .rtf .pdf

Pricing & Next Steps

Our typical packages are designed to provide mentoring for 3-, 6- and 12-month periods, and include at least four one-hour meetings and editorial reports. Working on the assumption that 30,000 words will be submitted for review, pricing begins at £1,250* but does then vary based on word count, total timespan and other variations to the service workflow agreed on a case-by-case basis with each writer.

If you’re interested in working with one of our mentors [view bios here] and would like to find out more, please contact the W&A Team at writersandartists@bloomsbury.com. We’ll need information about the type of book you’re writing, your total word count, an idea of when you’d like to start, and any thoughts you might have had about the editor you’d like to work with.

*All prices are inclusive of VAT

Not Sure?

If you're not sure you're ready to commit to a Bespoke Mentoring programme, why not speak to one of our editors in person about your book? Discuss a two-page synopsis and the first 5,000 words of your manuscript in an initial hour-long consultation for just £250.

To organise a date and time for your consultation please email us at writersandartists@bloomsbury.com or call on +44 (0)207 631 5985.