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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.





Paul Fine    

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


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Alison Shakspeare

Editing services, design services, website services and writing services.

Alison offers copy editing and proofreading to improve the clarity and quality of manuscripts, reports, marketing materials and online communications. Visit Alison's website to learn more.


Tessa Thornley 07493 570 558

Tessa is a proofreader and copyeditor for fiction, non-fiction and general marketing.

She also works as a virtual assistant offering typing, transcription and research.


Jenny Williamson |  

Friendly and supportive proofreading and editing services.

Jenny enjoys working with a wide range of non-fiction and fiction texts, including YA and speculative fiction. She also offers a budget-friendly report based on an excerpt of your writing so you can continue the editing yourself. You can contact her by email (see above) or on her website:


Barry Edwards

A quality proofreading service at a reasonable cost. 

Barry 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.


Jim Bruce

Can assist 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 competitive fees. He is a former senior journalist with over 35 years' experience in publishing.


John Payne 01373-464634

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


Neil Young NTS Computing 01373 302901 Mob: 07977 400169  Website:  Email:

An affordable and local formatting service.


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


Sheila Chandra;;

Bestselling author of ‘Organizing for Creative People’ and creative career coach. Recent clients include Lisa Hammond (‘Donna Yates’ EastEnders). Email for a free 30 minute coaching consultation .


Ted Winter 07873 702024

Quality versatile proofreader with experience in writing and teaching in foreign languages. 

Strong verbal skills and attention to detail. Any genre considered at reasonable rates.


Tim Cutting 01373 474456

Tim offers the following services: a manuscript-to-print service, taking care of all the formatting, for those writers who don't want to tackle the process themselves or a 1:1 session of an hour or two hours, at an author's own computer, teaching the author how to format their text.  


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.


Glyn Carpenter   01373 462963

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


Jenny Exall   Mob: 0773 390 0004

Editing, production editing; self-development editing; proof-reading and typesetting


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



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