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On this page, we have collected information about paid services available to writers which are locally based, for our members' interest. Frome Writers' Collective do not take any responsibility for the quality of the services listed.



Barry Edwards

A quality proofreading service at a reasonable cost.

Barry Edwards read English at Cambridge and taught English for 37 years. He has an excellent mastery of English spelling, grammar and punctuation and has proofread many publications by local authors, receiving praise for the thoroughness of his work, as in this testimonial from Lorraine Johnson:

‘Barry Edwards' proof reading of my latest book Pioneers in Practice: The Vets of Garston House was both efficiently and effectively carried out. I have no hesitation in recommending his proof reading services.’  


Paul Fine    

Can help writers clean up old PCs and move old writings to new computers.


Tim Cutting 01373 474456

Tim offers the following services:

a. a manuscript-to-print service, taking care of all the formatting, for those writers who don't want to tackle the process themselves.

b. a 1:1 session of an hour or two hours, at an author's own computer, teaching the author how to format their text. (NB this service is for people who are computer savvy and want to learn how to process manuscripts themselves.)


Glyn Carpenter   01373 462963

Proofreading, e-proofreading and copy-editing across a range of fiction + some non-fiction    


John Payne 01373-464634

Advice on book ideas, general editing work, especially non-fiction.


Sue Watts

General editing and proof-reading, especially non-fiction.


Peter Corbett   Tel 01373 466536  Mob 07971 182278  Public relations, editing, copyediting.

The write idea, the write choice

Crossbow Communications, 3 Bethel Place, Buckland Dinham, Frome, Somerset BA11 2QL


Dianne Penny  Tel 07913 414168

Many years experience in proofreading and copy-editing academic papers, articles, reports, fiction and non-fiction books, web copy and more. Special rates for FWC members - e-mail for details.


Jim Bruce website:

Can give assistance with self-publishing in paperback and/or in Kindle or ebook format, specifically with editing, proofreading, formatting, cover design, and publishing on Amazon and other outlets, such as Kobo. Fiction and non-fiction at very competitive fees.

I am a former senior journalist with more than 35 years' experience in the publishing industry.


Jenny Exall - editing

Production editing; self-development editing; proof-reading and typesetting   Mob: 0773 390 0004


Sheila Chandra

Bestselling author of ‘Organizing for Creative People’ and creative career coach. Mentored street artist Stik from homelessness to international acclaim in just five years. Recent clients include Lisa Hammond (‘Donna Yates’ EastEnders).

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If you’d like a free 30 minute coaching consultation to see if I’m the right coach for you, email me at



NB Please contact FWC if you have literary services to offer and would like to be included in this list  



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