Afric McGlinchey offers an editorial service to writers of fiction, non-fiction, short stories and poetry. This includes a close reading of your work, a detailed, eight to ten page report and line by line proof-reading.
She has a BA in English literature from Rhodes University, and an honours degree from the University of Cape Town. Her work experience includes over ten years' experience as a freelance editor for publishers and consultancies in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Ireland.
Synopsis and up to 20 000 words €150
Synopsis and between 20 000 and 35 000 words€250
Manuscripts between 35 000 and 70 000 words €400
Manuscripts longer than 70 000 words €1.50 per page (400 words) thereafter.
Short stories up to 10 000 words €100
Each additional 5 000 words €50
Poetry collections up to 40 pages€250
I felt that my poetry benefited hugely from the editorial services provided by Afric Mc Glinchey. She provided a thorough critique of my poems, identifying both strengths and weaknesses. She also provided clear and concise directions as to how my poems might be improved. I would heartily recommend her services to all poets, for a fresh perspective on your work. I found my work with her hugely helpful and want to go ahead with some more critiques from her.
Doireann Ní Ghriofa
I really enjoyed the poetry course and having a go at forms of writing that I wouldn't have tackled without Afric’s support. I found the course stimulating and challenging but exciting and couldn't wait each week for the next installment. I thought the material that she presented was pitched just right.
It was particularly gratifying to have someone to read my work each week and provide the detailed feedback. Afric was very generous with her time and comments made and I feel that I have made progress through this process.
I will certainly be looking for further courses from her.
“Afric's reports are written with intelligence, sensitivity and a thorough understanding of the craft of writing both fiction and non-fiction".
Isobel Creed, Director, The Writers' Consultancy
Afric has a talent for incisive and perceptive criticism. I find working with her a joy. She has a truly broad experience and a keen ear. She polishes the manuscript so it's the best it can be, while the writer still retains their unique voice. Afric provides sound editorial advice that is reliable, prompt, honest and clear. Even more, she is encouraging, and when you look at her own output -– inspiring! Many thanks, Afric – I look forward to working with you on the next novel!
Afric McGlinchey's editorial service was a great boost to my failing stamina for writing. She gave me sound advice about how to re-work things, use the characters to the story's advantage, enhance plot-lines and learn how to throw away stuff I was clinging on to. She is professional in her attitude yet approachable, and she can cut to the chase without damaging self-esteem. Now I take my work more seriously, my writing has progressed massively and I know that publication is more likely rather than possible.
I'd recommend her and I'm sure I'll be using her again for other projects.
Carole McWilliams, author of the children's book, Derek's Pink Feet.