I offer editing and proofreading for prose works of fiction in any genre, though fantasy is my speciality, having been the focus of my undergraduate dissertation (see CV below). I edit and annotate the writer's work, and then provide feedback in a workshop. Feedback is inclusive of content, format and structure editing, as well as grammar, spelling and punctuation line-editing.
If the writer lives too far to make a face to face session practicable, the option for feedback to be sent electronically is available. Zoom/Skype/Microsoft Teams workshops are also available.
The first workshop may need to be an assessment of the writer's editing/proofreading requirements.
Feedback workshops 45-60 minutes. Workshop cost includes any required editing outside of the workshop. Sometimes, for larger projects, a daily rate of £150 is more suitable.
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I am a creative and critical writer and editor at the University of Gloucestershire (BA, MA). I founded and co-edit Superlative, The Short Story Literary Journal, which develops and publishes new and aspiring writers.
I am a professional member of The National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE), through which I attend regular writing conferences and have access to the latest writing in education materials.
I am also regularly published in journals, magazines and ezines, online and in print, and provide editing services for others published in the same and similar forums. I enjoy educating; I guest lecture on Creative Writing Courses at other colleges and have a level 4 education and training teaching qualification awarded by Edexcel.
Writers are welcome to travel to me (no cost), or to have workshops via webcam (no cost - most popular option).
I am happy to travel to writers; a £10 travel cost will apply to writers who live up to 10 miles away, with an additional £2.50 for every 5 miles thereafter.
Block of 5 workshops, paid in advance, £27/hour – total £135.
Block of 10 workshops, paid in advance, £25/hour – total £240.
Daily rate (where applicable) £150/day.
Creative and Critical Writing MA
Teaching Creative Writing, Creative Industries, Popular Culture, Creativity, Research Methods, Creative Projects: Beginnings and Developments.
Creative Writing BA (Hons) 1st Class
Experimental and Transgressive Prose, Poetry Masterclass, Modelling Creativity, Writing the Novel, Engaging Humanities, Autobiography Confession and Creative Non-fiction, Fictionalising the Recent Past, Advanced Prose, The Writing Business Getting Published, Creative Industries.
The Guąrdian Chronicles and Snake Charmer: A Creative and Critical Analysis of Stereotypes and Archetypes in Fantasy Fiction.
Awarded the University of Gloucestershire Francis Close Hall Creative Writing Prize for the highest mark in the Creative Writing Dissertation.
Ross is a great teacher, he explains everything in detail and make sure you understands everything clearly!! Ross is also very responsive and very reliable at all times I would highly recommend him as a tutor!
I am so glad that I picked Ross to help me through my dissertation because he is very supportive and helpful. He is always there when needed and he is very good at editing and he is very patient too. I highly recommend him.
Ross has been incredibly helpful and professional. I asked for his help because, even though I am a published author, I have been suffering from writer's block for several years.
After a couple of weeks of tutoring my confidence has been restored and I am writing again. I highly recommend him as a tutor.
Helped me out when starting on my book. Proof reading, adjustments and some great ideas. Tutored me brilliantly and continues to do so. Would highly recommend!
Ross has guided me in my ambition to write my first novel. It is a work in progress and he continues to help me as I develop my style and creative skills. He has a natural ability to impart knowledge and his enthusiasm and obvious love of language translates easily into increased confidence and motivation in his student.
Ross has the gift of being an informative and insightful tutor. His experience and enthusiasm combine in a unique way, putting students or peers at ease. Ross is passionate about his tutoring and certainly a trustworthy tutor in my opinion.
Ross is an amazing source of study support. Always willing to read over completed work, proofreading it thoroughly, pushing me to improve and ensuring I understand any needed changes. His wide range of knowledge and experience has enabled me to develop my writing style with each piece of work I write.
Ross is an amazing, helpful peer at University. He is definitely my go to guy whenever I have a question or am stuck on anything. He has read through my poetry and prose several times to help me improve. I a billion percent recommend him!
I believe Ross is a trustworthy tutor as he is extremely dedicated to his craft and has great pride in helping others to achieve the best work they can.
He's patient, knowledgeable and always knows how to assist someone.
Ross is an excellent writer with lots of knowledge of the creative writing industry. I always trust his judgement when it comes to great quality writing.
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