Bespoke Mentoring

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Benefit from expert guidance as you develop your book by working with an experienced editor or established author. Whether you're in the throes of writing a first draft or looking to hone your manuscript before taking the plunge and submitting to literary agents, our Bespoke Mentoring editing service is all about creative stimulation, writing momentum and, under the guise of professional expertise, providing a platform that enables you to develop your book in a way that works for you.

Proofreading, copyediting and developmental editing options are all available across 3-, 6- or 12-month programmes, with reading lists and editorial reports offered as accompaniments to an agreed number of one-hour 'milestone' meetings with your mentor.

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

What You Need To Submit

Before payment you will need to complete our online form, providing us with key information about your manuscript and also the name of the mentor with whom you’d like to work.

The form also provides the option to upload a synopsis and a sample of your manuscript, which must not exceed 10,000 words.

If you are writing fiction or narrative non-fiction, please upload a one-page synopsis. Please read our Writing a Synopsis guide.

If you are writing subject-led non-fiction you need to upload a chapter outline. This should be no more than 5 pages. Please read our Writing a Chapter Outline guide for more information.

Pricing & Next Steps

Our typical packages are designed to provide mentoring programmes across 3-, 6- and 12-month periods. These include at least four one-hour 'milestone' meetings accompanied by 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'd like to discuss this further, please click 'Enquire Now' below and provide as much information as you can so that a member of the W&A Team can be in touch. Alternatively, you can reach us by email 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 about the mentor 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.