IMG_9353bwOver the last 10 years Nik has worked extensively as an editor helping individual writers craft and shape all aspects of their work to successful publication. He has vast experience in editing any genre of story, long and short, as well as novels, novellas, poetry, non-fiction, self-help and general copy. Having been writing professionally since 2004 (including stints as a guest editor), Nik is well aware of what editors, judges, and publishers want.

IMG_2328bwIn 2010 Nik founded The Story Corrective – the UK’s first short fiction specific editing service. It has been a resounding success with countless of his clients finding publication, and competitions wins.



Short stories
Flash fiction
Literary fiction
Novels (all genres except horror)



  • 7 day turnaround
  • Last minute deadlines
  • Professional appraisal (addressing all aspects, including structure, story arc, character development, dialogue, description, grammar and punctuation), line edit, and editorial report
  • Over 10 years of experience in the industry


  • Line edit only (under 1,000 words) – £25
  • Express Edit – for stories under 2,000 words. Includes line edit and brief report – £45
  • Full Edit – short stories up to 4,000 words. Includes line edit and an in-depth report – £75

For all other editing services, drop Nik a line in the contact form below for a chat about your needs.

dandEditing feedback

“I employed Nik as editor of my two books. He helped me put the books together in a cohesive manner. Nik also helped with getting the manuscript into a format that is suitable for e-books as well as printed books. He continues to help me with the book covers and decisions regarding updates to my books.” – Sally – Author of Self Help books

“I found your edit to be thorough and insightful. Your suggestions helped me to improve my stories long after I had considered them to be finished. I will definitely be back when I put my next short story collection together.” – Rebecca M –Short Story Writer & Novelist

“For me, you made the very difficult craft of short fiction accessible by taking the mystique out of it in the very early stages and showing how very simple ideas can become the seeds of interesting stories.” Sallie – Fiction Writer

“A collection of my poem ‘Mining Memories’, came runner up in the prestigious 2011 Hunter Davies’ Lakeland Book of the Year Awards raising over £400 for a disabled miners’ charity. This year my collection of poems and short stories, Aftermath, to commemorate the centenary of WWI, which was good enough for endorsement by Dame Vera Lynn with a beautifully worded foreword, has raised over £500 for the Poppy Appeal.” Jenny M – Short Story Writer & Poet


Contact Nik here

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