Daryn Dodge, author of The Road to Hell via the A194

My book began as a humorous talk, in which I recounted how I went from fat to fit after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. After coming to terms with the fact I was a UFO (Unfit, Fat and Old), I signed up for the Great North Run, which, if I’m honest, was mainly to impress the new woman in my life!

At one of these talks, at a comedy evening to raise money for a hospice in Plymouth, the other guy pulled out and I ended up giving a two-hour performance. It went so well that I decided to put my story down on paper and become an author.

After completing my manuscript, I got publishing quotes from two companies, including Wrate’s Editing Services. I decided to work with Danielle because she really got my book and my reasons for publishing. The other company kept talking about how I could use the book to promote my business, which was never my intention.

Danielle personally worked on the editing side, starting with a structural edit that helped me shape the final manuscript, which was followed by a full copy edit and several proofreads. She also oversaw the rest of the process, including the interior and exterior layout, and she uploaded the book onto Amazon. As someone who has never published anything before, I really appreciated the handholding, which took the stress out of the whole process.

Once the book had been published, Danielle wrote a press release for me and was able to secure coverage on a major sports website and in a national magazine. My book has received a fantastic response from everyone who has read it so far, and I’ll definitely work with Danielle again. For a novice like me, she made the whole process really easy, with great results.

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  • Avatar Sydney Clarence ★★★★★ a year 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 ★★★★★ 9 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 .
  • Avatar Anita Morrish ★★★★★ 8 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 ★★★★★ 8 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.