Services for book publishers

Hello, we’re Andrew and Craig.

We offer a top-to-tail service to book publishers, which includes structural edit, copy edit and proofreading. Hand us a manuscript and an author, and an agreed number of weeks later we’ll hand you back an engaged author and a fully edited book – and a typeset one, too, if you need it. (We can offer a cost-effective template-based typeset or indeed a bespoke design.)

We love writers – we’re writers ourselves. We keep our overheads low so we can pay our freelancers well.

We have an extensive and ever-growing network of freelancers working in fiction and non-fiction who we can turn to if we feel that there is somebody out there who can do the job better than ourselves.

Our editors have turned out books for, among others, Penguin Random House, Little, Brown and Company, Orion, Ebury Press, Simon and Schuster, Thames & Hudson, and Unbound.

Here’s what Unbound have to say about us: “Prepare to Publish are consistently professional, efficient and a pleasure to work with on the editorial and typesetting process for our titles. They always produce high-quality work and have been highly capable of creative solutions when necessary. They have become a key partner for us in making beautiful and brilliant books.”

As writers, our names have appeared on books published by Penguin Random House, Hachette, Harper Collins, Macmillan, Orion, Tor, Black Swan and Duckworth, to name a few.

And we’ll keep your authors happy – read our glowing testimonials here.

We will build a bespoke project management web page for each repeat client, so you can see at any time exactly what stage of progress each commission is at.


As a writer working across a number of genres, Craig is a very fluid literary mimic who can enter stories and tones on their own terms. As well as publishing literary and commercial work under his own name, Craig has ghostwritten a novel for an internationally bestselling author, and a true-crime work of non-fiction which was offered a deal with the leading publisher in its field.

So if you are a publisher or a private client, we can help with any ghosting needs.

Please get in touch with your requirements for an individual quote.

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