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The Fine-toothed Comb is an editorial service that means business. My name is Dion Winton-Polak, and I don't do things by halves.

You've spent years perfecting your descriptions, crafting your narratives, making your characters pop. As far as you're concerned, it's done now. Ready to go. Finito. Unfortunately, writers do become word-blind - unable to see the difference between what you mean to say and what's actually there on the page. Some people hit publish and hope to weather negative reviews. Not you, though. Why risk it?

Serious writers take another step before publication. They bring in an Editor - like me - to elevate the project. I bring fresh eyes and a new perspective. I see what's actually there, as a whole, and I help to make it shine.

If you've got a short story you want to submit, a collection you're hoping to sell, a novella or full-blown novel that you want to hit the heights with, then I'm your man. Custom jobs are also considered.

My Fine-toothed Comb covers every aspect of editing, from rhythm and structure to spelling and punctuation. I polish prose, develop dialogue, and patch up the holes in your plot - but I will never forget that this is your work, your story, and your final say. If you need honest feedback, expert advice, and a boost to your chance of success, then take that extra step: get professional. Call on The Fine-toothed Comb. I've been editing fiction since 2015, and my clients are very happy. I can provide Testimonials on request, with links to the authors and publishers for verification.

My costs are based on the time taken to complete each job, which is - in turn - dependent on the quality of the manuscript. If the sample is up to scratch, I will provide an initial estimate. Having read the full manuscript, we can discuss any broad-strokes matters that need fixing first, which will save you time and money. It's all about communication. Get in touch for a personal quote today. Let's do this.



Anglia Ruskin
BA (Hons),
English Literature,
Activities and Societies: I took a year out to pursue a writing opportunity in America. It didn't pan out, but I did get to pitch a spec script for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. I spent the rest of that year working in order to get back on top of my finances.
Studied English Literature through the ages, beginning with the Mystery Plays and working through to the present.
I wrote a First Class dissertation on the Anti-hero.


Intermediate Member
Authority: Charterted Institute of Editing and Proofreading

Dion's Portfolio

Dion's Services

9010Business Communications Consultant 9010Business Communications Consultant
Business Communications Consultant
fixed Rate £35.00
7143Fiction Editor 7143Fiction Editor
Fiction Editor
custom Rate £