Short Fiction Editing
Want an expert eye on a short story or flash fiction you are currently working on? Are you struggling to get to the heart of the story? Does the writing need a final polish at word / sentence level? Have you got a piece you love that keeps getting declined when you send it out into the world?
I offer a variety of editorial services designed to fit your particular needs; whether you want someone to look at the overall structure of your story or whether you want someone to apporach your writing with a magnifying glass.
Editing for Longer Works
Working on a novel, novella or collection of short fiction? Unsure about the overall structure of your work-in-progress or how it might come across to your reader? Looking to self-publish but wanting to make sure it's as good as it can get before you make it available for sale? About to take the plunge by submitting to agents but not quite sure whether your synopsis and cover letter are up to scratch?
I offer a variety of editorial services for longer works and am happy to provide bespoke packages dependent on where you're at in your journey towards publication.
As a writer, Matt has been widely published in literary journals including Bending Genres, Craft Literary, Cheap Pop and Fictive Dream. He has been listed in various writing competitions and his stories have been included in Biffy 50 and Best Microfiction as well as being nominated for Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions and the Pushcart Prize.
As an editor, he has previously worked at Lucent Dreaming and is currently part of the Retreat West editorial team. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Editorial Professionals (CIEP).
He aims for his feedback to be constructive, actionable and encouraing, pointing out both what is working well and areas that might benefit from another editing pass. He has a keen eye for how to improve writing at a word / sentence level but is also expert in identifying bigger picture issues.
Over the past three years, he has worked with over a hundred writers on various projects ranging from microfiction all the way up to novels-in-progress and everything in between.