Writing and Editing

The South African Writers’ Network is here to assist you in producing high quality written material. View our listing for detailed information about the editorial focus of different projects Writing and Editing Services. Contact Theresa (ecottage@gmail.com) if you have any questions. SAWN is able to assist an author in developing their manuscript:

  • Developing subject matter commissioned by an author, while maintaining originality;
  • Using literary skills to develop themes and story lines, while making characters and plots believable;
  • Working to tight deadlines;
  • Offering recommendations to enhance pre-written content through copy editing [light, medium, heavy, stylistic, structural and developmental];
  • Undertaking independent research as required;
  • Conducting interviews by phone or email;
  • Submitting material for the authors’ approval, in the required and expected format;
  • Ghost writing [writing for others under the other person’s name];
  • Assisting an author to self-publish their work;
  • Providing a critiquing service to writers;
  • Writing a review, synopsis and author biography;
  • Creating book cover designs and content illustrations;
  • Assisting an author to present a written proposal to a subsidy book publisher (Please Note: SAWN is not a Literary Agent);
  • Developing a marketing campaign to promote self-published works.
  • Writing articles on diverse topics for publication [print or online];
  • Reading books or online sources to gain an understanding of the topic;
  • Preparing layouts and incorporating graphic images to support text;
  • We understand the importance of client confidentiality, and will sign a legally binding confidentiality agreement if required;
  • All work is guaranteed plagiarism free;
  • Business literature to showcase products and services to develop brand identity. List of services.


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