Welcome, Author,

My name is Charlie Place and I have been reviewing on my blog, The Worm Hole, for over 3 years.

I am not your friend, a family member, your tutor or your writing partner.

I mean that in the best of ways.

While these people are great, they do not provide you with the objectivity you need to really hone your book ready for publication.
They may not know about trends and in many cases they don't read much either.
And whilst what they say is well intentioned, you need more.

You need someone who will read your work, give it all their attention, and be completely honest with you.
You need someone who will pick your book apart, tell you what works, and what needs taking back to the drawing board.
You need a developmental editor, a content editor.

That's where I come in.

I will take your manuscript and spend far longer on it than a reader does your average book.
I will do this because I want you to succeed.

No matter who you are or where you are in your writing career, if you believe your book deserves to be read, then you've come to the right place.

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Why You Should Want This Service
What I Can Offer You
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Why You Should Want This Service

The Basics Of My Offer

Who You Are And What You Want

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What I Can Offer You

How Am I Qualified?

What I Will Do

What I Will Require

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Prices are based on word count. As a guideline, I charge £250 for 50,000 words, and £500 for 100,000. When you send in your completed form I will inform you how much it will cost according to the word count you provide.

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The form below is for use if you would like to request a quotation/enquire about becoming a client. Please read my terms and conditions before you submit - it's important you know my working process and where you stand. I will get back to you as soon as possible. Please note that I use Paypal for invoices and payment.

Any questions or other enquiries can be sent direct to critique@carnelianvalley.com

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Referral System

If you refer another author to me, you are eligible to receive a 10% cut of the total cost of your friend's edit. In order for this to happen, please ensure your friend adds your name on the form, in the box labelled 'referred by?'
You may also email me to let me know that you have referred someone. You will receive the 10% once the final payment for your friend's edited work has been sent.
This offer is of course only open to previous clients. A 10% cut of the fee will be provided to one past client per edited work.

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Review testimonies

"The review is wonderful. You did an amazing job with it and I think you captured the book perfectly. I love that you really "got" Jodie as well. I know she's a hard pill to swallow, but I think your summary really highlights what I wanted readers to take from her. Thank you for taking a chance on it, and for giving it so much careful thought. I couldn't have been happier!" Laura Rae Amos - author.

"Reviews don't come better than this. [...] So encouraging that the first reviewer got it, am really chuffed." Martin Wagner - author and publisher.

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I am planning to self-publish my book, will you work with me?

Do you offer a sample edit?

My manuscript isn't finished yet but I'd like feedback on what I've written so far, is that an option?

Can I contact you in advance of my manuscript being ready?

Do you accept non-fiction?

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