Jackie Buxton

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Edit and Mentoring

My goal when I edit is to help ensure your words fly off the page exactly as you intended. Looking at plot, pace, characterisation, grammar, language, writing style and voice, whether you're searching for the mot juste, or have stumbled into a dark plot hole, we can work together to convert your great idea into a brilliant story. Choose from a range of editing options from Sense Check all the way through to final Proofread to suit your requirements. For more information, prices and timescales (speedy turnaround often possible if you ask me very nicely), please

Fiction Editing and Mentoring

“Over the last decade Jackie has provided prompt and invaluable editorial input on all three of my novels at various stages, from sensitive structural critiques of raw first drafts to thorough line by line almost-final checks and tweaks. She possesses a keen eye for detail, is quick to grasp the essential heart of a piece of writing and – perhaps most important to me personally – her structural edits are insightful, creative and inspiring. I would recommend her without reservation.”
Jane Rusbridge, The Devil’s Music (Bloomsbury, 2010), Rook (Bloomsbury, 2013)

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“Jackie is a fantastic editor. Perceptive, timely, detailed, encouraging but tough. She brings out the best in writers. ”
Fiona Macleod, Author of The Chemical Detective (Oneworld, February 2019)

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