Publishing Coach

The main service I offer is called a Publishing Coach. I give tips on how to find publishers (and agents) who will actually want to read your work. As well, I help you find your audience, find reviewers and build your author platform.

 

The service also includes editing your manuscript and providing feedback on your writing - fiction, nonfiction or poetry. We have weekly meetings to review my edits and talk about how to improve the structure, style, grammar, etc. We also work on your pitch and synopsis, fine-tuning these until they're rock solid.

For manuscript editing only, please get in touch and I'll send a quote. 

I also offer Submission Feedback. This service is for writers who want feedback on their entire submission (to Guts or any publisher). Which means, I take an honest look at your pitch, synopsis and manuscript and tell you how to improve it. For details visit: gutspublishing.com/submission-feedback

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My name is Julianne Ingles and I'm the director and editor at Guts Publishing. I have an MA in Creative Writing and an MA in Modern Literature. I have edited and published three anthologies and four full-length memoirs, over 60 writers. We've had lots of success (in particular with Euphoric Recall and Sending Nudes) and I'm very proud of the books we've published. I'm offering this service because I'd like writers to know that marketing a book isn't rocket science. Anyone can do it. You just need the right tools and some guidance. Which is where I come in! 

If you have questions, please get in touch. Let me know your genre and approximate word count. First consultation is free. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

xx Julianne

Director, Guts Publishing

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“I had written the first draft of Bloody Social Worker – Stories from a life working in Social Care and although I enjoyed the process of writing and found it cathartic, I knew there was room for improvement. But I didn’t quite know how. I knew I needed help with pacing and getting the narrative arc to move forward in a coherent fashion and Julianne gave me the tools to do this. Her editorial skills are sharp, and on the mark, and she was supportive and understanding throughout. The skills I have learnt will be invaluable to me for the rest of my writing life.” — Richard Wills, 22 December 2021

How it works

The free consultation is 20 minutes. We talk about your goals, word count and your deadline. Then we decide which plan is best for you. If you're happy with everything, you send your manuscript. Then I read it, edit, add comments and make suggestions for improvement. Then I send the manuscript back to you. Then we have follow up chats by phone or Zoom.

For poetry and short story collections, if you want to assemble a collection please get in touch for a quote. The amount of time it will take depends on the page count and if the poems / short stories need work or are complete. 

For manuscripts over 60,000 words, please get in touch for a quote. 

 

I have 3 different plans: 1-Week, 1-Month and 3-Month (based on word count). Prices include VAT.

I also do editing only projects. If you'd like a quote please get in touch. Please include your word count and genre. 

I request a 50% downpayment and the remainder is paid when the project is complete. Payment plans available. 

Choose Your Plan

  • 1 Week Plan

    295£
    Valid for one week
    • Free 20-minute consultation
    • Editing & feedback on 5000 words
    • 1 hour phone or Zoom chat
    • Email support
  • 1 Month Plan

    1095£
    Valid for one month
    • Free 20 minute consultation
    • Editing & feedback on 20,000 words
    • Phone or Zoom chat 1 hour per week
    • Email support
  • 3 Month Plan

    2995£
    Valid for 3 months
    • Free 20 minute consultation
    • Editing & feedback on 60,000 words
    • Phone or Zoom chat 1 hour per week
    • Email support

Testimonials

"Julianne Ingles is a meticulous and careful reader and editor who has enormous sensitivity to a writer’s work. Julianne doesn’t impose her own aesthetic but carefully and thoughtfully responds to the text, offering feedback that is encouraging, helpful and rigorous." — Gayelene Carbis, award-winning writer from Melbourne

“Julianne pinpointed a key weakness in my manuscript, yet edited my work with a light touch, always considerate of the fact that it was my story. I have no hesitation in recommending Julianne at Guts Publishing." — Ann Rawson, author of A Savage Art and The Witch House

"Working with Julianne Ingles and Guts Publishing was an incredible and informative experience. This was one of my first real publication experiences, and Julianne made it very easy for me to get into the process. She was quick to reply to all emails, had very detailed and thoughtful critiques of my short story, and was always available to answer any questions I had." — Alex Carrigan, Stories About Penises contributor

"Working with Julianne was a joy. Her editing notes were considerate, meticulous, and always warranted. Not one dot or detail of the publishing process was overlooked, and the final book was beautifully produced." — Adem Ay, Stories About Penises contributor.