For Authors

Copyediting, proofreading and manuscript services for authors from 33 South Textworks, based in Helensburgh, Scotland. 33 South Textworks offers copyediting, proofreading and manuscript services to authors worldwide. 



First thing’s first – Congratulations on writing your book! Well done, you! (*insert applause here*)

Make no mistake – that is a major achievement, and one you should be incredibly proud of.



Now’s the time to hire a professional

– someone who can help your story shine.


Testimonial from Peter Genoway


Step one:  Copyedit, proofread, or manuscript critique?


Use my Editorial Services page to evaluate for yourself, but I can always help you decide by completing a Sample Edit.

Copyediting or line editing involves more work than basic proofreading and will be charged accordingly. Manuscript services are charged per project.


Step two:  Request a Sample Edit

I consider a manuscript to be any one text over 30,000 words. This includes novellas, novels, pocket books and full magazines.

  1. Sample Edit – send me an example of your text (max 2,000 words) and I’ll complete a FREE a sample edit.  See my Blog post on sample edits where I explain the process in detail.
  2. Return Sample Edit & Quote – I will return 2 copies of the sample to you, a clean copy and an markup copy, along with a project quote based on estimated duration of the project.

The Sample Edit should give you an excellent idea of how I work and my style, so you can decide if I’m a good fit for you. The Sample Edit will also give me a good idea of how you work, how the manuscript looks, and how long the job will take.

Manuscripts will not be quoted without a Sample Edit.

If you choose to accept the quote and request my services, a 50% deposit will be required and should be paid before work starts. We’ll also sign a basic contract, so we’re in absolute agreement on terms.

Check out my Blog for more information – like, How to Prepare your Manuscript for editing and What happens during an edit.

For a Manuscript Critique – just get in touch!



Step three: Accept the quote!

If you accept my quote, I’ll send you a contract and an invoice for payment of the deposit. Paying the deposit reserves the time in my diary.

I’ll then send you a reminder a week before our agreed start date.



You’re the author – final acceptance of any changes is entirely up to you.



Check out my Editorial Services page, or Contact Me to discuss your specific requirements. My Testimonials will let you know what my clients think.