Michael has worked as an editor / tutor with other writers for over ten years, providing advice on novels, short stories, flash fiction, poetry, prose poems, non-fiction / autobiography / family biography, and playscripts.


He is available for manuscript feedback and more general ongoing creative mentoring, in person (in London and Bath/Bristol area) and by email. Service includes: detailed feedback on style and technique for each piece, comments about ways to take your writing forward in your next work, relevant reading recommendations, and general support for becoming more creative and productive. 

"Michael is outstanding for the time he spends and the support he gives in his work as editor and mentor. In my experience his patience and insight are deeply encouraging when dealing with both fiction and non fiction. His care and meticulous attention to the work in hand is exemplary. It is in his mentoring that his gift for encouraging the writer to find solutions to literary problems lies. As an amateur author I can testify that without Michael's help a way forward would not have been possible. It was money well spent." (D.D.)

Testimonials: 
"Michael is meticulous in the quality of attention he gives to one's work, with tactful comments and creative suggestions both in written comments and oral discussion. His mentoring encompasses all literary genres to include flash fiction,  poetry, drama, autobiography .... His own enthusiasm and belief in the writer's potential are inspiring and he is keen to advise on further steps towards serious work. An hour spent with someone so dedicated to one's own products, in  conjunction with Michael's written comments, is truly nourishing." (V.R.)

"Michael's feedback on my collection of poems was by far the most detailed and best informed advice I have ever received on my writing. His extended comments on each single poem and on the collection as a whole were immensely helpful. His highly rational suggestions opened my eyes to a new way of viewing my own writing and taught me how to become my own best critic, and at the same time to trust my inner voice when I write. I would recommend Michael to any writer who is looking for a truly different type of mentoring. His mentoring will elevate the strength of your writing to a whole new level. It is also important to mention that the quality of the service you receive surpasses the money you would spend." (N.M.)

"Michael Loveday has been my teacher and writing coach since 2014 and I have learnt a great deal from him since then. When I began attending his classes I had no previous writing experience; on top of that English was not my mother tongue. Therefore it was very difficult for me to present or express my potential in the way I would like to, but Michael patiently and supportively guided me to overcome this. Using his comments as reference my writing has improved –  not only writing structure and techniques but in punctuation and grammar as well. I found Michael very reliable, trustworthy and well-organized." (R.M.)  




Fees: 
- Novels, Non-fiction/Memoir/Family Biography, Playscripts - £75 per 8,000 words of manuscript. Reduction in fee available if paying in one go and and submitting whole manuscript. 
- Short Stories - £75 per 6,000 words (up to a maximum of three stories) 
- Flash Fiction (stories under 1,000 words) - £75 per 4,000 words (up to a maximum of eight stories). 
- Prose Poetry - £75 per 4,000 words (up to a maximum of eight prose poems)
- Poetry - £75 per 150 lines (up to a maximum of ten poems).
Pro rata rates can be arranged.

Please note - this fee covers copy editing for good writing style, detailed comments about technique relevant to your manuscript, and minor proofreading corrections. If significant proofreading work is required (major changes to spelling, grammar etc throughout) the fee can be re-negotiated in advance. The fee includes hand-written comments on your manuscript plus the option of a one-hour meeting in person to discuss, either in London or Somerset. 

Please contact Michael at [email protected]
to discuss arrangements, fees and any questions you have about how this service works.