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Kris Saville, author of the children’s book Pete Potts and the Petrifying Plughole

I began writing and illustrating about a decade ago, and I tried to get numerous stories published through the traditional method, to no avail. A successful author suggested that self-publishing was a better route for an aspiring author nowadays, so I took his advice and started researching companies that could help.

From our very first communication, it was clear that Danielle had an interest in my story, providing honest feedback and, probably most importantly, asking me lots of questions about what I wanted for the book; it was clear to me at this point that the services she’d provide would be bespoke and personal.

Danielle and her team were able to guide me through the whole publishing process. Danielle set out a clear timeframe from the beginning, and these deadlines were all met, without the process feeling rushed. Danielle was also able to adapt to specific requirements with my location in mind (I currently live in the Middle East), and her communication was excellent throughout the whole process.

Probably the most challenging aspect of my book was the typesetting and illustration layout that I had in mind. I was absolutely delighted with the way that Alexa, Danielle’s typesetter, was able to bring my vision to the page. Not only was she able to add everything I asked for, but she also expanded on my ideas to give the pages an engaging layout, which children have said is exciting to look at and read. I’ve also received some great reviews on Amazon.

The one aspect of the whole process that really stood out to me was the genuine enthusiasm that both Danielle and Alexa displayed throughout; it is clear that they enjoy what they do, and that’s probably why they are so good at it! I would recommend Wrate’s Editing Services to any aspiring author, and will certainly use them for my next book.

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5.0 28 reviews

  • 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 .
    Cee
  • 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.