CAN I HELP YOU?
I'm a structural editor and book coach, I work with writers who want to submit their manuscript to agents, or get it ready for indie publishing.
Have a draft but feel that you need some help with the plot, pace or tricky characters? I can help.
Have lots of ideas but don't know where to start? I'd love to help you too.
A bit about me: I have commisioned and edited YA and middle-grade fiction for Quercus Publishing (now part of Hachette), and Penguin Random House. As a Literary Scout at Eccles Fisher Agency, I advised Editors at publishers like Mondadori Italy and Random House Germany and Knopf US on the hottest books in the UK. I've worked with authors of all genres at Cornerstones Literary Consultancy.
I've edited award-winning authors, first-time writers and everything in between. The youngest writer I’ve worked with is 15 years old and the oldest is 92-years-old.
I specialise in the following areas:
FICTION: Middle-Grade, Young Adult & Crossover, Crime Thrillers and General Fiction
NON-FICTION: Self-help, Management, Memoirs.
I'VE HELPED AUTHORS AT
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
KIND WORDS FROM MY LOVELY CLIENTS
"Working with Parul has defined me as a writer. It propped a pair of external glasses on my nose that made me see my writing from a whole new perspective, and gently bypassed my ego and pride as an artist. I cannot believe the difference in my talent between then and now. I can't thank you enough for your partnership and dedication on this journey Parul. So, a humble thank you."
"I had the great good fortune of working with Parul on my first novel with Random House. She proved to be both professional and enthusiastic, exactly what a first-time author needs!"
"Parul was wonderful. She could see what I was trying to achieve with my manuscript and immediately put me on the right path. She pointed to areas where I needed to increase tension and tighten plot, and how to solve inconsistencies in my character's voice. Her feedback was really insightful and she was incredibly helpful and generous with her time. Having such invaluable support has given me the confidence to tackle my next draft."
"Getting your first book published can be a minefield. Parul is a pro and has a heart of gold. Trust me, you’ll want her on your side when writing your book and navigating the publishing industry. I worked with her on ideation for my second book. I can't wait to work with her again."
"I just wanted to say thank you for providing such an insightful and incredibly useful report and feedback call. It's really helped me to see the whole wood and not just the trees, especially as this is a three book story - something I've never tried before. Getting this level of editorial feedback is helping me to raise my writing from happy amateur to potential professional."
"Parul highlighted exactly what was needed for my manuscript at this stage. Through her advice, I could already see the the way my revised work would cater more aptly for the tastes of the reader. All I have to do now as a student writer is not get in the way of that advice!"
"Parul has been an invaluable, experienced extra pair of eyes and ears for me during the editing process. At a stage where it was difficult to see the wood for the trees, she brought a keen and questioning approach to my manuscript which helped me to identify key problem areas with the plot and brought a clarity to my overarching vision for the book. Her detailed, thoughtful report and analysis of my work was both encouraging and constructive, and she has been nothing but generous with her time and advice."
WANT TO WORK WITH ME?
Drop me a line about your book, and the issues you'd like help with. I aim to respond within 24 hours.
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