Author Support Services

We are very happy to offer any of the below services to authors who wish to self-publish. The utmost care will be taken with your writing, respecting the time and emotion you have invested in it and keeping it ‘yours’.

Developmental editing. Hand-in-hand with proofreading, professional editing will ensure that your work looks and feels right to the reader. We work closely with you so that you remain in control of your work.

Copy-editing. We can provide expert, tight editing of your text to ensure that it flows smoothly and consistently, providing the best possible experience for your readers.

Proofreading. No matter how many times you have read over your own work, you can be sure that it will still benefit from proofreading. Far more than checking for spelling and grammar errors, a thorough proofread will also ensure formatting and content consistency. Accredited by the Publishing Training Centre, we ensure you are aware of all changes made to your work.

Print Book Formatting. Bookstore owners pride themselves on being able to distinguish self-published books. With our design services we aim to create the book you want, to the highest professional standards.

Ebook Formatting. There are numerous e-readers and tablets out there, and numerous device-specific requirements for formatting. We can take your Word document(s) and transform your work to be e-reader friendly. You may choose to publish solely on Kindle or on a range of devices. We are happy to work with you on this.

Cover Design. We can create your cover for you, to the required technical specifications, whether you are looking for a simple design or something a bit flash – whatever suits your needs.

Publishing. Taking the final step, and putting your writing out there in the reading world! Let Heddon Publishing take this responsibility on your behalf, dealing with distribution agents and all necessary formalities.

Managed publishing services. If you wish to publish using your own imprint but don’t have the time, know-how, or inclination to deal with the practical side of publishing, we can manage this on your behalf.

Copyright permissions. Trying to obtain permission for quoted work can be tiresome and confusing. We can carry out this work on your behalf.

To find out how Heddon Publishing can help you, please get in touch.

Heddon Publishing is a partner member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, so has been vetted and verified as a reputable provider of author services.