At TLC we work with an excellent team of highly skilled editors, who assess work written in English by writers at all levels, from novice to published, across fiction, non-fiction, short stories, poetry, scripts and screenplays. Many of our readers have received particular acclaim. Some specialise in very specific genres, like picture books, high-concept literary, fantasy YA, self-help, or memoir, others read across a wider range of work, but all have the particular sensitivity and skills needed to critique the work of others. Each incoming manuscript is hand-matched to one of these editors by our in-house team. Please let us know in your initial correspondence to us if you have a preference, and we will try to accommodate this where possible.
Our readers form an incomparable team. Their many achievements are too numerous to list fully here, but between them they have published bestselling books, won dozens of awards, commissioned work for leading publishing houses and literary agencies, produced award-winning theatre and radio plays, tutored creative writing at UEA, Birkbeck, Goldsmiths and the OUP, worked as writers in residence around the world, and more. We have included a short line to demonstrate what each reader tends to read for TLC, but if you don’t see your genre represented, do just get in touch directly and we can discuss your requirements.
Ready to submit your work for a manuscript assessment with one of our professional Readers? Click here to start the process.
Interested in running a ‘Meet the Editor’ workshop with a TLC Reader for your writing group or with your local literature organisation? Contact us and ask about our Ambassador Scheme
“I find working with TLC highly rewarding, not only because critiquing other writers’ manuscripts teaches me a huge amount about my own writing craft and process, but because TLC, with their aim of helping writers better understand their own ambitions, coupled with their honest and ethical approach, provide a service unmatched by any other in the industry. I benefited from their services myself early on in my writing career, and strongly believe that without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am proud to call myself a TLC reader!”
Emma Pass, award-winning YA novelist and tutor