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  • Clare was a dream come true. She was extremely helpful in editing my manuscript. It reads 100% better now that it’s had the once over by Clare. I am so glad I followed my first thought and hired her. Thanks so much, Clare. You’re the best!!!

    Bruce Van Alstyne
  • Clare was fully engaged during the editing of my two projects. She went above and beyond in terms of getting my manuscripts edited and finished in a timely manner. Her attention to detail was inspiring and her instincts for good writing and continuity were impressive. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Clare to others in the future. “

    Niall Milton ( Author)
  • With Clare, the editorial communication process I had was professional and supportive. I hired her to edit my manuscript after many drafts and she gave it the attention it needed.
    I would definitely hire Clare again and highly recommend her for any editorial service.

    Nessa Toale
  • I am delighted with the service provided by Clare and Marie at Editing Services. Clare is a pleasure to deal with and I will happily work with her again. Marie edited my manuscript and I am delighted with her input and suggestions. I am very happy that I placed my manuscript in the safe hands of Editing Services.

    Barnaby Taylor ( writer)
  • Clare is a great editor. I received my manuscript with the right changes that did not take away the pace of the story. She gave me some great tips as well and you can see she is focused on improving your manuscript and not looking to make an extra buck out of a client. I totally recommend her and I am sure to bring more of my writing her way!

    Yahaira Lidia Reyes Jimenez ( writer)
  • I’ve just had the pleasure of working with Clare Keogh of Editing Services here in Dublin. Her sharp, eagle eye caught mistakes on my feature length script that myself and numerous readers had missed. Her comments and suggestions were very well considered and astute. Her passion for great writing equals her vast knowledge. I recommend her highly to any fellow screenwriter who needs the gaze of an industry professional to give their work that final polish. I very much look forward to working with Clare again.

    John Dawson ( Screenwriter)
  • Clare did an expert job at proofing two manuscripts for me. The Presentation Book and The Communication Book. I found her to be professional and passionate. The work she delivered for me was of the highest quality. Her client care is excellent and I really enjoyed working with her. I would highly recommend Clare and Editing Services.

    Emma Ledden ( Writer)
  • I cannot say enough regarding Clare’s ability and genius in producing my comedy Lordie. Her expertise and patience allowed the book to be published internationally. She continues to be an inspiration to new writers like myself.

    Jake Brennan ( Writer)

Thoughts On Writing

New Release: ‘Lordie’

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on February 24th 2017

A wonderful, funny comedy relating to the goings on in the manor and
the surrounding area.  Meet and walk in the shoes of the many daft
characters.  Smile and laugh aloud as you enjoy their encounters and
antics. Enjoy the hilarious carry-on of His Lordship as he delights in
mischief making.”

Lordie a new novella …

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The Sweet Adventures of Henry P. Twist – Update

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on December 9th 2016

Having met all his goals early for this year (Putting into production a wonderful Book Trailer), Bruce Van Alstyne continues to press on with sales and marketing. He has just recently partnered with a charity, his local Easter Seals of East Texas and will be donating a portion of his personal book sales to help children …

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Screenplay ‘Barking Mad’ Update

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on November 2nd 2016

Logline: A kidnapped American TV crew are forced on a one-day journey and offered a dark deal by their Irish captors: shoot or be shot.

‘Barking Mad’ by John Dawson received development funding from the IFB, OMDC (Canada) and Media Europe (Brussels).  It was one of nine scripts in the world to be accepted into …

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About Editing Services


To my daughter, Ariel, who first heard this faerie-tale I had bouncing around in my head when it was still in its infancy. And to my son, Kristopher, who has yet to hear it.

I further want to acknowledge my editors who helped me throughout my writing process; Ms. Connie Williams of Lamesa, TX and Ms. Clare Keogh of Dublin, Ireland I couldn't have done it without you. You both are truly brilliant.Thank you!

Bruce Van Alstyne

Welcome to Editing Services!

Clare Keogh established Editing Services in 2010 to work with new and experienced writers/screenwriters to perfect and polish their manuscript/screenplay to submission-ready standard.

Clare has 14 years experience as an assistant director (AD) for numerous film and television productions. Her experience includes music videos for U2, Spice Girls and scores of TV commercials. A graduate from the New York Film Academy in feature screenwriting. Clare is a script consultant for independent screenwriters and international film companies. Clients include Warner Bros and The British Film Council. Script readers and consultants are crucial to the film industry, often responsible for determining whether a script is even looked at by a producer or development executive.

Whilst completing her Master's degree in Contemporary Literature and Culture at the University of Manchester, Michelle Butterworth worked as the Head of Drama for Fuse TV and succeeded in setting up and running the university's first ever series of script writing workshops. During this time, she also gained a valuable insight into the television and film industry by completing a Creative Skillset-accredited course in Script Development, working as a Production Assistant for Union Street Media Arts and completing work placements with the BBC and Red Production Company (Happy Valley, Cucumber and Ordinary Lies). Since graduating in January 2017, Michelle has produced script reports for a range of screenwriting incentives and festivals, including BAFTA Rocliffe, Nashville Film Festival and Screamfest LA. Alongside script reading, she works freelance as an English tutor, copywriter and proofreader. Michelle is copy-editor and proofreader for Editing Services.

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Our Services Include

  • Manuscript copy-editing
  • Script reading
  • Screenplay Consultancy

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