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By the author of The Distraction Trap, Frances Booth. www.herearesomewords.comThe Lumphanan Press is a small, experienced publishing facilitator who offers a personal and friendly service through editorial, design and marketing tasks. Speciality areas include poetry pamphlets and short story collections. Contact us for an informal discussion and to find out how we can help with your project. 01339 880 873 info@lumphananpress.co.uk www.lumphananpress.co.ukWould you like to finally finish your book? Want to see yourwork published? Octavo Publishing offer a range of services to self- published authors. Whether you need proofing, editing, a cover, distribution, marketing, or just some advice – we are here to help. www.octavopublishing.comLondon Lit Lab: Find your story at the city’s friendliest creative writing workshops, where writers teach writers. Courses for 2017: one-day Life Writing (11 Mar), two-day Write & Edit A Story (8–9 April), Folk Tales in New Fiction (20 May), six-week Beginning to Write (April–May), eight-week Continuing to Write (Sep–Oct). Manuscript critique and mentoring also available. For more details, prices and testimonials see website.info@londonlitlab.co.uk www.londonlitlab.co.ukRené Nel – Proofreader: Helping your voice be heard, error free.As a qualified proofreader and Intermediate Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, Iwill check your spelling, grammar, punctuation and document flow. Non-native English speakers are12 Mar/Apr/May 2017 mslexiaa speciality. My service is fully customisable and priced per 1,000 words (mention mslexia for a discount on your first order). For more information, please see www.proofreaderrmn.wordpress. com or contact me on rmnel@mail.com to request a quote.Websites for Writers by a Writer.Fab, fast websites for writers by experienced web designer, IT trainer and published writer. Quotes include training and I can tailor to your budget. Mobile friendly and updateable by yourself after build. Contact Giselle Leeb.07949 209144 gkl@cielo.net www.cielo.netJane MacNamee Editorial Services. Professional editorwith over ten years of experience working with publishers, businesses and individuals, offers editing, copy-editing and proofreading.I provide a reliable and efficient service tailored to your individual requirements. www.jmeditorialservices.co.ukHow’s your poetry coming?Ready for some encouraging, professional help? For almost a decade I’ve worked with poets atall stages – from absolute beginners to those working on a new book. 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I am happy to hear from you whether your writing is a first draft or anovel based on your family’s history. Contact Lis on lishill.douglasmuir@gmail.com or 01674 820 294.Do you want honest feedbackon how to make your manuscript a bestseller? I am a published author of a bestselling book and a journalist with over twenty years’ experience of editing and writing.I offer a full report focusing on plotline, characterisation, pace, show don’t tell, POV issues, and general proofreading. I charge £99 for a full manuscript up to 95,000 words. Anything over 95,000 words will be £130. A thorough edit is also available on request. If interested please email Sherron on smayes@globalnet.co.uk with the word length of your MS, and a short synopsis of the story.Experienced professional proofreader, based in the North East of England. I am educatedto Masters level in English Literature and currently engagedin postgraduate research. I am a native speaker of English with good knowledge of grammar and a keen eye for detail. I offer bespoke, reliable and affordable proofreading and editing services for writers, drawing on my own writing and passion for the written word. Member of The Society for Editorsand Proofreaders. Contact Rachel at hundredproofreading@gmail.com.Indie Presses 2016/17 is a comprehensive catalogue of more than 400 independent literary presses operating right now in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.Compiled by the team at mslexia, it’s a vital resource for all writers, men and women alike. If you’re wondering where to submit your poems or short fiction, if you’ve completed a pamphlet or full-length collection, or a novel, biographyor memoir that you’d like to see published, this guide gives you all the information you need.‘I spotted mslexia’s Indie Presses 2016/17 and pre-ordered a copy immediately. 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