Louise Maskill PhD
I provide a bespoke service to help writers of all kinds polish and perfect their manuscripts for publication, whether via traditional means, self-publishing or in peer-reviewed journals.
I work with fiction authors to improve novels and short stories in terms of plot, structure, internal consistency, style and grammar.
I work with academic authors for whom English is a second or additional language, helping them to perfect their articles for peer review.
Journalling for writers
I am working on a series of resources for writers to establish and maintain a journalling practice.
Hello! I’m Louise
Freelance writer and editor
Welcome to my corner of the internet – I’m glad to see you here. I live and work in Derbyshire in the UK, and I have been writing and editing on a freelance basis for over a decade.
I love to help authors of all kinds, providing a bespoke service based on the needs of the author, the manuscript and the intended audience. I specialise in working with fiction authors, and writers for whom English is a second or additional language.
My own published works include a series of dialect and local interest books for Bradwell Books, and walking and tourist guides to my local Peak District for Curlew Press.
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So I made a thing. I’m excited about this, and excited that I can finally tell you about it – and gift it to you, if you want it. I’ve been getting on with a daily journalling practice for some months now, and talking about it on (and off) social media. I’ve mentioned...
So here’s a good confluence of various interests. For a while I’ve felt I needed to write here about the pandemic, because … well, all the feels, and it is the defining factor in everything at the moment. I haven’t talked about it in my public writing because I’ve...
So it’s nearly Hallowe’en, and although I won’t be handing out treats to the local trick-or-treaters* I’m always up for a spooky book around this season. In fact, I save spooky books for this time of year, when the nights and the weather start to close in. This book...