DR NICKY: BOOK DOCTOR
WHAT I CAN DO
I can help you improve all aspects of your novel.
I have taught Creative Writing to a wide range of students. I have run workshops for children, recreational classes for adults and have taught students at undergraduate, MA and MFA degree levels.
I have worked for several universities, for the Arvon Foundation and the British Council. I am currently working for Oxford University continuing education.
I have PhD in Creative Writing and whatever your level and your needs - I can help. Former clients have included published writers as well as beginners and many of my students have gone on to be published.
I CAN HELP WITH
Editorial input. I will look at every aspect of your novel from its structure to its style. I will offer advice on: your book's plot, its setting, the effectiveness of your characterisation as well as helping you clarify themes, develop the right kind of story arc and the appropriate level of suspense for your chosen genre. I have most experience with novels for children but am happy to help with historical, fantasy and science fiction novels for any audience.
WHAT DO I CHARGE?
I charge £40 per 3,000 words
You will receive a written report on the main issues that you might want to consider in editing your novel and will include some comments on the text. I will also suggest stylistic improvements, (but will not correct spelling and punctuation mistakes.)
A 40,000 word novel would cost £533 and would include an hour's tutorial. For a novel of 80,000 words I would offer three hours of tutorial.
The tutorial can be by phone/facetime/skype/zoom or face to face if you live locally.