Welcome to Novel Approach!
Whether you are a novelist, an author of non-fiction, or a student writing an essay or thesis, we are the only resource you’ll ever need for all of your copy editing, proofreading and other editorial requirements!
We will help you by identifying errors (or lack of a consistent approach) in spelling, grammar, punctuation, style, and usage. Our aim is to make your text easy to read so that your readers can easily grasp your ideas and intent.
Publishers receive unsolicited texts by the lorry load, and simply have to find a way to reduce this pile of work to manageable levels before starting to actually read them properly. One way of doing this is to reject those which appear to be full of basic errors. Yes, this may mean that the next potential JK Rowling gets a one way trip to the shredder, but that’s the way it is. You owe it to yourself to ensure you pass that first hurdle – and we can help you with that!
The same is true, up to a point, with an essay or a thesis. Although the recipient in this case has to read the text, good presentation – and good English – is always going to be worth those few extra marks.
A wise man once said, “You cannot separate what you are saying from the way in which you say it”. This may not be fair on those who don’t have Stephen Fry’s command of the English Language, but it’s true (except in TV and radio advertising, where the approach seems to be to annoy people into buying your product!). For the novelist, a well written text will help your readers identify with your characters and believe your story. For the student, it will make it easier for the reader to grasp your meaning, and understand exactly what it is you are trying to say.
“To work with you to remove any obstacles between your readers and what you want to convey to them.”