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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.


Karyn Burnham  website:

I am a freelance copy editor and proofreader specialising in history, non-fiction

and narrative non-fiction, but happy to undertake more general work. I would be

pleased to hear from you if you are in need of editorial or proofreading 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.)


John Fox  

I have just moved to Frome after working for 8 years at HarperCollins Publishers in London. My main experience is in marketing, but I have editorial experience as well. I would like to offer my skills in marketing, proofreading, copy-editing, and general writing advice to local authors who may need them.


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







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



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