The Fiction Therapist

Every year, authors successfully publish their novels after the in-depth feedback and expert advice from The Fiction Therapist.

Authors come to The Fiction Therapist for detailed story and character analysis and professional copy-editing.

Invest in your own success

All best-selling authors work with an editor to improve their novels, and the world’s biggest publishers use editors for all their novels.

Join the world’s top-selling authors and have your novel edited by a professional editor.

Send the first 1500 words of your novel to The Fiction Therapist for a FREE SAMPLE EDIT.


The Fiction Therapist

Jim Dempsey - The Fiction TherapistJim Dempsey is a professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.

His experience and critical thinking will improve the flow and logic of your writing while still respecting and retaining your unique voice.

Jim has written many articles on writing and editing, and is a regular contributor to Writer Unboxed.

Find out how professional editing can improve your novel, send Jim the first 1500 words of your novel for a FREE SAMPLE EDIT.



A detailed analysis of your novel from The Fiction Therapist

Jim will compile an in-depth feedback document of your novel covering:

  • each individual chapter
  • your story as a whole
  • all the main characters
  • perspective
  • pacing
  • plot¬†
  • tone
  • target audience
  • potential market

Also included is line-by-line copy-editing to

  • correct grammatical errors, typos, spelling mistakes, and ensure spelling and formatting consistency
  • give detailed suggestions to improve sentence syntax and paragraph structure
  • check for repetition and redundancy and factual errors

How much does this in-depth analysis of your novel cost?

Personal, professional editing and analysis of your novel at an amazing price:

Only 5 cents (US dollar) per word.

No hidden charges.

No extra costs.

Affordable and transparent.

The typical turnaround time for a 60,000 word novel is only 15 working days.

The small print

The cost may be more when English is not your first language, usually 1 cent (US dollars) extra per word on the above-noted price.

Please get in touch for prices in other currencies. 

The free sample edit applies only to the first 1500 words of a completed novel manuscript (of more than 10,000 words).

For more details, see the frequently asked questions.