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Publishing Coach

Hello, my name is Julianne Ingles and I'm the director at Guts Publishing. I offer three services to help writers get published:

  • Manuscript Evaluation

  • Pitch Your Book

  • Publishing Coach

I offer a free 15-minute intro meeting for all of my services.


I am also a book editor. I offer line editing and developmental editing. You can find out more here:

My favourite genres are memoir, literary fiction and autofiction. I also consider poetry and genre fiction.

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"Once I completed my first novel I was overwhelmed when it came to what I’d need to do to publish. Thanks to Julianne’s help, I went from overwhelmed amateur to published author." — Erin Hosfield, author of Lacuna (Elsewhen Press 2024)

About Julianne Ingles

Since 2019, I have edited and published the work of over 70 writers. We've had lots of success with our books (in particular with Euphoric Recall and Sending Nudes) as a result of effective and targeted pitching. Our books have landed in The Guardian, BBC Culture, The Scotsman, The Edinburgh Evening News, and more. As well, Euphoric Recall was acknowledged by Scottish Parliament and Fish Town was featured on the BBC Big Scottish Book Club.

"I hired Julianne to do an assessment of my book, and I would whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone else in a similar situation. Her written assessment, delivered when promised, was exactly what I wanted: Objective, defensible, thorough feedback, delivered with warmth, respect, and understanding." — David Weiss, writer and editor

Manuscript Evaluation

The idea is to use the manuscript evaluation as a guide for further editing or to find out if you're ready to start submitting to agents and publishers. This is for fiction and nonfiction manuscripts.


There are two options: short and full-length. The short evaluation includes a review of your synopsis and the first 10,000 words. The full-length includes a full read of your manuscript. For both I provide a detailed report (1000 words and 1500-2000 words). I highlight strengths and point out areas that need improvement. I assess the overall plot and the chapter plots to see if there is enough at stake to keep the reader engaged. I take into consideration the voice, character development, quality of the writing, flow and pacing. 

The short manuscript evaluation is £295. The full-length price is determined by the word count. Please send an email to get a quote. I usually ask to see a chapter or two in advance. If we decided to work together, I request a 50% down payment and the remainder is paid when the project is complete.

Price: £295

Duration: 2 weeks

Julianne's feedback on my memoir was succinct, direct and easy to implement. With a bit of guidance and reassurance from her, I felt much more confident editing my manuscript and shaping it into something I am truly proud of. — Roisin McCormack

Pitch Your Book

Over the course of 4 weeks, I teach you how to present your book in its most compelling form. We fine tune your synopsis and query letter. We improve your digital platforms. We create a targeted list of agents and publishers. Depending on who you pitch, you may or may not need a book proposal.

You’ll receive professional edits on your synopsis and query letter. You’ll learn how to improve your online presence. You’ll receive guidance on how (and where) to find agents and publishers for your genre. We have weekly Zoom meetings to discuss your progress. I offer email support between meetings. To get started, you'll need a completed manuscript (fiction or nonfiction), a synopsis and a query letter. For full details, please download the PDF below.

Please send an email to book the free intro meeting. You can ask as many questions as you like. If we decide to work together, I request a 50% down payment and the remainder is paid when the project is complete.

Price: £995

Duration: 4 weeks

I had only experienced rejection or complete indifference from publishers before I worked with Julianne. My query letter and synopsis lacked polish, were flat in their delivery, and displayed my lack of confidence and naivety in how to sell my book. Julianne helped me to put this right and I finally got that contract.

— Richard Wills, author of ‘Bloody Social Worker’ (Thinkwell Books, 2022)

Publishing Coach

This is a combination of Pitch Your Book and a full manuscript edit (up to 60K words) This is for fiction or nonfiction manuscripts.

To get started you'll need a completed manuscript, synopsis and query letter. During the first month, I edit your manuscript with MS Word Track Changes. Each week I send a few chapters for you to revise. We have weekly Zoom meetings to discuss your progress. During the second month, we do everything from the Pitch Your Book option. By the end of two months, you will have: an edited manuscript, a synopsis, a query letter, a short pitch, and a targeted list of publishers and agents.


Please send an email to book the intro meeting. I'll get back to you with some dates and times. If we decide to work together, I request a 50% down payment and the remainder is paid when the project is complete.

Price: £2995

Duration: 2 months

"Julianne was straight talking and encouraging at the same time. I learned a lot for my future as a writer. Already I’m working on my second novel and feeling confident that when it’s finished, edited and polished, I will know how to give it a good send off into the world of agents and publishers." — Ruth Campbell, Pitch Your Book client

For UK writers who are seeking funding, check out Arts Council England grants for Developing Your Creative Practice. They are open for applications throughout 2024.

I look forward to hearing from you.


xx Julianne

Director, Guts Publishing

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Coaching Services

  • Manuscript Evaluation

    Short Manuscript Evaluation
    Valid for one week
    • Review of first 10,000 words of your manuscript
    • Review of your synopsis
    • Analysis of plot, character development, flow, pace, etc
    • Written report of 1000 words
    • Free 20-minute intro meeting
  • Pitch Your Book

    Valid for 4 weeks
    • Create an effective query letter and pitch
    • Create a compelling synopsis
    • Improve your digital platforms
    • Find the right agents and publishers
    • Four 30-minute Zoom meetings
    • Email support
  • Publishing Coach

    Valid for 2 months
    • Full edit of up to 60,000 words
    • Create an effective query letter and pitch
    • Create a compelling synopsis
    • Find the right agents and publishers
    • Improve your digital platforms
    • Eight 30-minute Zoom meetings
    • Email support
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