Featured article: How to get a book published.

If you are interested in getting published you really need a cast-iron determination. Even the best writers have had to deal with frequent rejections from literary agents and publishers, often over many years. It's a pipe-dream to think you can be published without being rejected. It's part of the course. So grit your teeth and set your eyes firmly on your goal.

If your work looks amauterish, literary agents and publishers will never give it serious consideration. The basic rules of thumb are to make sure you use size 12 Times New Roman font and double-space your manuscript. But there's more to it than that. If you really want to impress a literary agent or a publisher, and you really want to get published, take submissions seriously. At Addison & Cole we can provide a specialist consultant to look over your submission in advance and point out its strengths and weaknesses. This can be extremely valuable. Visit our services and fees for more information.

Addison and Cole offers a first-class professional proofreading and copy-editing service. 'Proofreading' refers to checking spelling, grammar and punctuation, whereas 'copy editing' means assessing flow, repetition, consistency and so on. Both are usually carried out at the same time.

All of our proofreaders are fully qualified and benefit from a wealth of experience. They are hand-selected for their speed, efficiency and dedication to their craft.

If you are considering funding your own publication, this service is an absolute must; it can mean the difference between an amateur and professional product.


These depend upon the length and nature of the project. Contact us for a quotation.

Details of payment can be found at our payment page.


VIP service

We always endeavour to complete your proofreading within 3 weeks. However, we also offer a VIP service which guarantees completion within 5 working days. The charge for this is an additional 50% of the usual fee.

Interested? Contact us.