Have a story ? Need help telling it ? I offer one-on-one mentoring and manuscript doctoring in non-fiction including true crime, biography, history, memoir,travel, celebrity profiles and reportage. It’s a soup-to-nuts service from planning and structuring a book to helping you find your voice; editing; manuscript revision; as well as finding an agent and publisher, drawing on a quarter of a century of experience in the magazine and publishing industries. Sessions are conducted via email and Skype. Intensive, face-to-face sessions are also available in the UK and North America.

I have recently been working with the exciting new travel writer, Tara Isabella Burton, winner of the Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize for the best piece of travel writing. In six months, I helped Tara secure exciting new commissions at Conde Nast Traveller and National Geographic Traveller, among others. “Working with Simon was an absolutely invaluable part of my development as a writer, ” she says. ” His depth and breadth of experience is staggering, and throughout our conversations, he’s not only helped me to improve the work I do, but also helped me to navigate the oft-daunting hidden rules of this complex industry, providing me with the kind of practical insight into the world of magazine journalism for which no amount of research can substitute. It’s been a pleasure and an honor to be mentored by him, and I can’t recommend the experience more highly to any writer looking to get serious about developing skills in any aspect of the field.”

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