Add Some Magic To Your Writing

Ready to enter your story for a coveted award? 


Pitching your manuscript or book idea to an agent?


Firstly, many congratulations. Many writers don’t get that far.


But wouldn’t it be a shame after all your work that you came close, but not close enough?


While you’ve done most of the hard work after weeks, months, perhaps even years, of self-sacrifice and rigorous discipline – there’s one significant element missing.

An experienced set of eyes.


The eyes of someone who’s been in the writing field for many years and knows how to smooth out wrinkles and polish text until it shines a bit brighter.


A forensic editor who can see the little - and the big - changes needed to take writers over the finish line and on to an award or a publishing contract.

With 40 years of experience as international correspondent, editor and publisher, author and co-founder and lead tutor of ‘Ireland Writing Retreat,’ Sean Hillen has some pretty impressive credentials.  


Not only, Sean was also chairperson of a national US Fulbright Commission, worked at the United Nations Media Center and has hosted a myriad of creative writing events throughout Ireland and the US, including the Nobel winning Seamus Heaney HomePlace.

And he’s a friendly fellow to boot.


That’s why he has three dogs, including two lively Irish collies named after mythical Celtic characters.

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Up to 500 words | 79 euro

Writing by the Water

Up to 5,000 words |490 euro

Writing on Tablet

Up to 50,000 words |2,990 euro

Pile Of Books

These editing services include overall content and context analysis, grammar,  sentence structure, general story flow and character and plot development.

"There are plenty of editorial services you can choose from. Simply search Mr. Google and you’ll find lots of them. But if you want a genuine, no-nonsense critique of your work with specific suggestions for improvement from someone sincerely committed to the art of writing, Sean may be just the person for you. He certainly was for me."

Barbara Wilson, San Diego