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Self-Publishing Success Stories

Self-Publishing Success Stories

It takes an abundance of courage and hard work to write and then self-publish a book. It’s difficult to imagine an author who hasn’t at one stage asked themselves, “Why am I doing this?” Perhaps they even contemplated giving up. When doubts strike, it helps to read...

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How to get your book into Waterstones

How to get your book into Waterstones

Most indie authors channel their sales through online outlets such as Amazon, as it’s convenient (it does all the legwork), international and provides customers with an option to buy the eBook, too. But if you’re a dyed-in-the-wool bibliophile (and if you’re a writer...

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Obidos – A Book Lover’s Utopia

Obidos – A Book Lover’s Utopia

For bookish folk, an image of utopia isn’t hard to conjure up, as it no doubt involves a comfy place to sit and endless shelves stuffed full of novels, memoirs and every other genre under the sun. Perhaps even a trip to the grocers would involve a browse through some...

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Typesetting & Interior Layout

Typesetting & Interior Layout

It isn’t just typos and spelling mistakes that will distract your readers from your writing; the design of your pages is also key to holding their attention. Poorly formatted paragraphs and jagged, clumsy edges will prevent them from being fully immersed in your work....

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Author A. Bello: writing children’s books

Author A. Bello: writing children’s books

A. Bello describes how she went from being a 12-year-old comic fan with a cracking idea for a children’s book to becoming a successful self-published author. When I was a kid, the female characters in children’s books often had to wait patiently for Prince...

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Writing a book: An author’s personal account

Writing a book: An author’s personal account

When journalist Barbara Copperthwaite decided to write a book, she entered the most challenging, and exciting, phase of her career. Here, she describes the highs and lows of self-publishing her resulting novel, a psychological thriller called Invisible. Naively, it...

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Commuting spawns a self-published bestseller!

Commuting spawns a self-published bestseller!

Indie author Andy Leeks’s commuting hell changed his family’s fortunes. Working from home has its disadvantages, but a big plus factor for me is that my daily commute from my kitchen or living room to the office takes all of three seconds. I’ve left...

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Typesetting: A guide for self-publishers

Typesetting: A guide for self-publishers

Let’s face it, no one purchases a book on the basis of its beautiful typesetting, but well-presented pages will enhance the reader’s experience without them even noticing. It’s a bit like viewing a famous painting in an art gallery; we are not meant...

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Wrate's Editing Services - Self-Publishing Editor IconWrate's Editing Services - Self-Publishing Editor

14 Woodland Road, London

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.