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Mark by Henry Bassett
Mark by Henry Bassett
Services provided: Copy editing & Proofreading
Mark by Henry Bassett
Brochette 666 by Henry Bassett
Brochette 666 by Henry Bassett
Services provided: Copy editing & Proofreading
Brochette 666 by Henry Bassett
Shadow Song by Anita Morrish
Shadow Song by Anita Morrish
Service provided: Proofreading
Shadow Song by Anita Morrish
Plagued by Marie Keates
Plagued by Marie Keates
Services provided: Copy editing & Proofreading
Plagued by Marie Keates
Two Scoops, Too Much by Terri Boas
Two Scoops, Too Much by Terri Boas
Services provided: Ultimate Publishing Package
Two Scoops, Too Much by Terri Boas
British Pop Art Poetry by John O’Sullivan
British Pop Art Poetry by John O’Sullivan
Services provided: Design, Editing & Publishing
British Pop Art Poetry by John O’Sullivan
30/30 Fitness by Marianne Gates
30/30 Fitness by Marianne Gates
Services provided: Ultimate Publishing Package
30/30 Fitness by Marianne Gates
Flip, Pancake & Crumbs by Gilly Ferguson
Flip, Pancake & Crumbs by Gilly Ferguson
Services provided: Ultimate Publishing Package
Flip, Pancake & Crumbs by Gilly Ferguson
Swimming in Circles by Jo Dixon
Swimming in Circles by Jo Dixon
Services provided: Ultimate Publishing Package
Swimming in Circles by Jo Dixon
All the Small Things by Cee Rainey
All the Small Things by Cee Rainey
Services provided: Ultimate Publishing Package
All the Small Things by Cee Rainey
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Mark by Henry Bassett
Brochette 666 by Henry Bassett
Shadow Song by Anita Morrish
Plagued by Marie Keates
Two Scoops, Too Much by Terri Boas
British Pop Art Poetry by John O’Sullivan
30/30 Fitness by Marianne Gates
Flip, Pancake & Crumbs by Gilly Ferguson
Swimming in Circles by Jo Dixon
All the Small Things by Cee Rainey
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Self-publishing? Perfect your prose with the help of an experienced freelance editor and publishing manager

My Editing and Self-Publishing services reflect the hours of hard work you have already put into your book. I can help if you require a Manuscript Assessment, Copy Edit or Proofread, or would like someone to take your project from the draft stage to publication, with additional tasks such as Typesetting, Cover Design, Printing, eBook Conversion, ISBN (under Wrate’s Publishing), Distribution and Marketing all taken care of for you.

Unlike many of the bigger self-publishing companies currently operating, you’ll have one point of contact throughout the process. I won’t be an anonymous person armed with a red pen. For me, the author/editor relationship is much more collaborative and I’ll provide you with one-to-one support.

Danielle Wrates

Why choose me:

  • Five-star reviews. I’ve received some fantastic feedback for my friendly and efficient service. See my Google page to read what my customers have said and take a look at some of their Publishing Stories.
  • Marketing expertise. My background as a national newspaper and magazine journalist means I can help you gain the right press coverage and reach more potential readers. See my Marketing page for more information.
  • Additional free proofreading. All my editing packages include a free second proofread by an experienced editor, who also proofreads the manuscripts I publish.
  • 100% royalties. If you book one of my publishing packages, I won’t ask for a share of the royalties you make from sales – I just want to get you to the stage of being able to receive them!
  • Experience with different genres. I have worked on a wide range of subjects and genres, including business and self-help books, contempary fiction, children’s fiction and health and wellbeing.

Want to see how I can transform your text? Send me a sample of your work and I’ll provide you with a free edit and quote. Alternatively, call me on 0208 6700 660 for a no-obligation chat about your project.

Self-publishing Packages

My professional Self-publishing Packages are designed to take your manuscript from draft to publication via a series of structured steps, with elements such as editing, design and production (digital and print) all taken care of under one roof, with one-to-one support throughout. Download my Free Self-Publishing Guide to read about each stage of my unique process in more detail. (Please note: my pricing system is based on common word counts and requirements and can be adjusted to suit individual needs.)

Standard Packageup to 20,000 words
£ 1,625
up to 40,000 words
£ 2,555
up to 60,000 words
£ 3,585
INCLUDES
  • Initial meeting in (Central London/via Zoom)
  • Publishing schedule
Add £80 for a complex layout - requiring the addition of images, charts, boxouts and lists.Add £130 for a complex layout - requiring the addition of images, charts, boxouts and lists.Add £170 for a complex layout - requiring the addition of images, charts, boxouts and lists.
EDITING
  • Copy edit
  • Proofread
  • Second proofread (by another editor)
  • Final read-through (from layout)
  • Overseeing final changes (four hours)
  • Blurb writing
LAYOUT
  • Cover design
  • Social media banners
  • Interior layout
  • Digital proof
  • eBook
PUBLISHING
  • ISBN allocation and registration
  • KDP account set-up (for Amazon)
PRINTING ASSISTANCE
Organising a quote, as well as the printing and delivery of a set amount of copies to sell independently.
MARKETING ASSISTANCE
A targeted press release/story pitch written and sent to up to three relevant publications, plus follow up calls/emails. Further advice on marketing.

Ultimate Packageup to 20,000 words
£ 1,975
up to 40,000 words
£ 2,995
up to 60,000 words
£ 4,125
INCLUDES
  • Initial meeting in (Central London/via Zoom)
  • Publishing schedule
Add £80 for a complex layout - requiring the addition of images, charts, boxouts and lists.Add £130 for a complex layout - requiring the addition of images, charts, boxouts and lists.Add £170 for a complex layout - requiring the addition of images, charts, boxouts and lists.
EDITING
  • Manuscript assessment
  • Copy edit
  • Proofread
  • Second proofread (by another editor)
  • Final read-through (from layout)
  • Overseeing final changes (four hours)
  • Blurb writing
LAYOUT
  • Cover design
  • Social media banners
  • Interior layout
  • Digital proof
  • eBook
PUBLISHING
  • ISBN allocation and registration
  • KDP account set-up (for Amazon)
PRINTING ASSISTANCE
Organising a quote, as well as the printing and delivery of a set amount of copies to sell independently.
MARKETING ASSISTANCE
A targeted press release/story pitch written and sent to up to three relevant publications, plus follow up calls/emails. Further advice on marketing.

Testimonials – Publishing Stories

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5.0 28 reviews

  • Avatar Sydney Clarence ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Danielle is a delight to work with, she was invested in my work and always had the final product in the forefront of her mind. Importantly, she ensured it worthy of being in the public domain. With a keen eye for detail and a professional … More approach she offers a quality service; I frequently find myself recommending her and will continue to do so. What are you waiting for :-D
    Merry Go Round was published under my real name, Sarah Toll, by Wrate's Editing Services in November 2020.
  • Avatar cee rainey ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    I found Danielle about 10 yrs ago I think, when I had the urge to write a novel, its now sitting in a dust pile but the experience was so good I decided to try again with a non fiction book about my experiences as a nanny and how to help … More new mothers. Danielle sifted through screeds of thoughts and rambling sentences and pulled out some thing that made me feel like I knew what I was talking about. But it was missing something on my part, and sat on the study computer till I became a mum myself and was able to bring both sides of childcare to the table, the professional and the novice ! Hence All The Small Things, Everything I picked up as a Nanny and a New Mummy was born ( pun intended ) Between us we filtered through blogs I had written and previous work and brought together a piece of work Im really proud of .
    Danielle found my voice, helped me say what I needed to say, and is still supporting me and helping me with wonderful press on the book, so far I've been in the paper and on the radio promoting it .... with a few more deals up her sleeve to make sure that our work gets to as many Mums as it can.
    I cant recommend this process enough, and the feeling of achievement when you have the book inside you on paper. Danielle is professional and personal , which is what us budding authors need. If youre looking to tell your story , look no further .
    Cee
  • Avatar Anita Morrish ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    I contacted Danielle Wrate by email about a proofread of my novel, Shadow Song. I was impressed by her swift and thorough response, checking that this was indeed the service I needed. The proofread was duly carried out, well within the … More estimated time. I am extremely pleased with it, as it has been carried out carefully and the comments made are constructive and helpful. Thank you.
  • Avatar Marie Keates ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    I am so glad I chose Danielle to edit my first novel. It was frightening to hand something I'd worked on so hard and for so long to a stranger, but, from the outset, she was supportive and offered constructive advice. I couldn't … More be more pleased with the work she did for me and will certainly be using her again for book number two.
  • Avatar Terri Boas ★★★★★ a year ago
    I highly recommend Wrate's Editing Services. Danielle helped make my dreams come true.
    Two scoops, not three is my debut novel and with Danielle's professionalism, sensitivity, patience and brilliance we've made it the best
    … More I could have ever imagined.