Let me help!

Are you an author of spinetingling tales, spooky stories, or mythical adventures? Are you looking for an editor who understands darker fiction?

I’m Tracey Chick a freelance book coach and editor with a particular interest in gothic, ghost, and myth-based fiction.

With a keen eye for what makes a good spooky story, I’ll polish your prose to reveal its hidden potential and ensure your story hits the spot.

With my insight and appreciation for the writing craft I’ll help you:

  • Create captivating characters
  • Shape suspenseful, believable worlds
  • Fine-tune your frights

As a coach, I work with writers to develop and strengthen their writing skills by:

  • Providing a sympathetic, non-judgmental ear
  • Acting as a confidence-boosting partner
  • Offering constructive feedback
  • Exploring the different elements of writing craft

As an editor I work:

  • At the ‘bigger picture’ level with developmental edits or manuscript critiques where I address issues such as structure, characterisation and pacing
  • At sentence-level where I help to polish and prepare books for publication.

The work I do is built around the needs and wants of my client, and it is infused with my core values of:

  • Respect
  • Professionalism
  • Sensitivity
  • Integrity
  • Accuracy
  • Creativity

I am passionate about the written word and it is this passion that drives everything I do.

Whether you are a new writer looking for advice or an author looking to self-publish, my supportive and sympathetic coaching and editing skills can help.

Feel free to browse my comprehensive range of services or head over to my blog where I give tips on the writing craft.

Thank you for visiting!


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Manuscript Critiquing

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