Jan Henderson runs The Green Light Literary Rescue Service, specialising in Developmental and Copy Editing. He can also help with proofreading, formatting, self publishing, agent/publisher covering letters and synopses.
For more information see the Green light Literary Rescue Website HERE
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Testimonials Jan-Andrew Henderson provided an amazing line and copy edit on my 100,000 word novel ‘Dog’. Dog is a complex book with time shifts, three narrators, four genres and a very particular prose style. He navigated that brilliantly. Every change he suggested enhanced what I was trying to achieve. I read his edit with a smile on my face, saying ‘yes, perfect, thank you’ all the way through… sometimes out loud. He improved clarity and flow, made the changes I’d have made myself if I’d been able to see my own work with fresh eyes. I never expected to feel so uplifted by red-pen corrections! Jan has not only improved the book, he’s also restored my confidence in it. Award winning playwright Anita Sullivan (BBC Radio Drama Award. Writers Guild Award. Race in the Media Award).
Wow! Thank you so much for the amazing feedback... fantastic. Daniel Leong (Author of The Ghastly Mr Denton and the Handsome Miss Jane)
From the bottom of my heart, I’d like to thank you for your time, mentorship, advice and providing some amazing feedback regarding my writing. TY Hanson (Author of Millennium Exile).
Jan has a fantastic way of seeing missing plot points and character aspects no-one else catches. His gift for clearly capturing setting and character with minimal words and his clear and succinct editing make him invaluable. He is simply the best in his field. Aiki Flinthart (Aurealis winning author of Blackbirds Sing and The Kalima Chronicles).
I love your suggestions... Sooooo many good ways of improving the MS. You are a genius! Melanie Page (Author of An Affair of Honour, The Chaperone, Sweet Captivity, A Twist of Fate, Tale Spinning: The Art of the Short Story and Bunyip Creek).
Was super happy with the edits Jan-Andrew gave me. His advice and editing skills are truly superb! Pamela Jeffs (Winner of the Aurealis Award, Morrison Mentoring Short Story Award, Doug Murray Literary Award and Fraser Coast Writing Competition, Elyne Mitchell Short Story Award and Toowoomba Literary Awards).
Jan’s insightful suggestions regarding character and plot weaknesses have been invaluable in taking my manuscript to the next level. His relaxed style was exactly what a fledgling author like me needed to feel at ease with the editing process. Karen Lieversz (Author of With or Without Panties).
Jan, you were invaluable in taking this manuscript and making it leaner, fitter, better. You have been a wonderful editor to work with. Louisa Duval (Author of Whisky and Sunshine and Memories of Ash).
Green Light’s services have been above and beyond. Helpful, insightful, and patient, Jan has been fantastic throughout the whole process. His edits and ideas improved the work immeasurably without changing its essence. For me he turned a good novel into an outstanding one. David Shield (Author of My Father is an Evil Necromancer - shortlisted for the Publishable competition).
He’s made me sound like a writer! I’m so pleased and happy. It’s so much tighter and the changes completely make sense. It reads so beautifully. Far better than I could have dreamed of doing on my own. Neen Cohen (Author of Forgiving Reflections and Cold As Hell)
I was having no success getting my non-fiction book published until Jan worked with me on a new cover letter, proposal and synopsis. A publisher who had ignored my previous communications immediately accepted it. Charlotte Golledge (Author of The Graveyard and Cemeteries of Edinburgh and Greyfriars Graveyard).
Jan edited my book and helped polish the dialogue. Then, when I admitted I didn’t like my ending, he suggested a crazy alternative. It was exactly what the novel needed. Now I send everything I write to him for input. Samantha Maclaren (Features writer in New York).
Thank you Jan for giving me such constructive feedback! You’ve presented it so positively and gave me great direction. You made my day! Caroline Ann (Author of The Girl in the Gift Shop).
Half way through my first novel I was completely stuck. Jan suggested brilliant new forms and avenues for the plot and characters and provided me with ideas galore. It inspired me to complete a work I would never have finished otherwise. Charlie Guy (Author of Twist the Knifeman).
I had the pleasure of working with Jan Henderson across multiple manuscripts. His expertise in character development is unrivalled and he’s extremely knowledgeable in world building, pacing and story development. Most importantly, he respected my voice as an author. Jemima McCusker (Author of Stone Guardians, Crossfire and The Last Druid).