For Writers

I am part of the editorial teams at both Retreat West and Writers HQ , where writers can receive critique, feedback and mentorships. I also offer my own Critique and feedback service for work from 300 to 5000 words. You will receive a critique covering layout, sentence structure, characterisation, dialogue and language with suggestions on how to improve your work and make your writing shine!


Kathy has a unique sensitivity to character motivation and can find the essence of a scene with a forensic sense of curiosity. 
Her editing is superb and her feedback is always meaningful and constructive. She will elevate your writing!  – Colin Gardiner

Kathy has a kind but firm manner which I find most helpful as she gives positive feedback along with pointing out any of my errors. With Kathy’s critique, feedback and support my writing has developed and my confidence has grown. I know I can rely on Kathy to provide an honest and balanced review of my writing. – Sally Shaw

From the start Kathy was so supportive of me and looked at various pieces I wrote. She gave me honest yet encouraging feedback and always told me how to fix something if it wasn’t working. Her editing skills are amazing and she can see straightaway if you are making mistakes that mark you out as a less experienced writer and she shows you how to improve areas of weakness.  I would recommend Kathy’s editing services to anyone who needs an editor. – Louise Brown

My fees

  • Flash Fiction 300 – 1000 words £15
  • Short Fiction 1000 – 3000 words £30
  • Longer work Fiction/Memoir/ please email me for a quote

Please click on the correct PayPal button below to complete payment, then send your PayPal receipt, forwarded with your work as an attached Word document to In the subject line, please put ‘Critique – story title – word count.’ EG. Critique – The Black Bear- 1000 words. Your critique will be returned a a word document with annotations. Should require a different format please advise me and I will do my best to meet your requirements.

Thanks so much for trusting me with your words!

Flash fiction

For stories up to 1000 words


Short Fiction

For Stories 1000 – 3000 words


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