We're happy to work with anyone who wants to improve their creative writing, whether they are beginners or about to be published. Here's some feedback we've received on our services.
'Benedicta’s eye for detail, constructive criticism and encouragement really helped me to become a better writer . . . She understood the writing process and provided calm, insightful advice to help me to create structured and clean prose. I would not hesitate in contacting her again . . .'
Carly Schabowski, author of It is Something to Have Been, journalist and PhD student in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes University.
'This is great solid advice, and a real gem to bring the date forward - genius! It's brilliant. Benedicta's feedback was fantastic.'
Michelle Mullen, writer longlisted for the 2016 KDW Creative Writing Scholarship at Birkbeck, University of London.
'Benedicta always provides a clear and helpful critique. She is able to marry robust and detailed input with positive support. Because she's a writer herself, she knows about the creative process and provides you with ideas and tips about how to make your writing so much better.'
Kit de Waal, second in the Costa Short Story Prize 2014. Winner of the Bridport Prize for Flash Fiction 2014. Her bestselling novel My Name is Leon is published by Penguin.
'I have always found Benedicta a very valuable critic of my work. She has a sympathetic and insightful approach and is open to a wide variety of styles and genres. I always welcome her input which is acute but supportively expressed.'
Annie Murray, author of Sunday Times top ten bestseller War Babies, as well as Chocolate Girls, My Daughter, My Mother (Pan Macmillan) and numerous other novels and short stories.
'Benedicta has a keen eye for detail but is also able to review a manuscript holistically and offer editorial advice on structure, plot and characterisation. Her approach is professional, insightful and empathetic.'
Helen Matthews, winner of Opening Pages of a Novel Prize, Winchester Writers' Festival 2014.
'Not only did Benedicta confirm any nagging suspicions I'd had about my novel, she pinpointed big issues I could never have solved alone. She was thorough, honest, and offered in-depth suggestions for every problem she found. A good editor is one who makes you think, 'Of course! Why didn't I see that before?' I'd feel very confident to work with her again.'
Ben Reeves, agented author of The Colour of Sound