At BookLab we provide manuscript assessments for both nonfiction and fiction works. A nonfiction assessment runs to at least 8 pages and contains an evaluation of the content, structure, style, originality and market audience of your book, with advice about next steps, including publishing. A fiction assessment runs to at least 10 pages and contains an evaluation of the nonfiction elements and also consideration of plot, characterisation, point of view, scene building, and other narrative-specific features, with advice about next steps, including publishing.


Mark Stibbe offers one-on-one sessions for those who want to discuss their writing projects with him. These personal tutorials last up to one hour a time. Mark will want you to email or post him a short extract or summary of your writing (no more than three pages) before the call so he can assess your work. Payment will be made in full before the session.


Line editing, sometimes known as copy editing, is the meticulous, line-by-line scan of your text, amending all spelling and grammatical mistakes, as well as other minute errors. If you are self-publishing your book it is absolutely essential that you have an expert edit your manuscript.


Whereas line editing involves correcting minute mistakes, structural editing not only includes a line edit but a careful attention to the arrangement of the parts of the book, filling in gaps, connecting sections, chapter divisions, section headings within chapters - anything to do with the overall structure of the book. At BookLab we have the ability to match your inspiration with our organisation skills. This kind of editing is more extensive and therefore more expensive than line editing.


Proofreading is a service we offer to those who are self-publishing their book. Once your edited book has been formatted and/or typeset, the very last stage before self-publishing involves a careful scan of the text for any errors or glitches - i.e. a close reading of the proofs.


We have been responsible for ghostwriting a large number of books, both fiction and nonfiction. We pride ourselves on being one of the best ghostwriting services in the UK today. You will provide the raw materials and then we will transform those into a coherent and compelling book that stays true to your idea and your voice. The raw materials you provide can be given in phone or Skype calls, or in written note form, or in audio and/or video files. Ghostwriting is particularly valuable for those who want to write a book but do not have the time.

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When you have published your book, you will need to work on  a marketing strategy. At BookLab, we recommend Interesting Stuff Media, who will create a professional promotional video for your book. For more information and to see what Interesting Stuff Media can do for you, please click here. 

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