Editing and Formatting

I’ve been indie publishing my own novels and I’ve gained enough experience to help others. This I do via New Street Authors, but also now professionally. I act as an editor, formatter and I’ve even done covers. If you’d like help with any of these, or advice, do get in touch.


“David helped me to polish and refine my novel in a collaborative process that felt productive and manageable. 
I really appreciated his wide range of knowledge across multiple genres in working through a developmental edit to sharpen up the pacing of the plot and to spot any gaps and inconsistencies. 
His attention to detail in the line edit was invaluable and having an editor who is also able to format and make the book look beautiful at the end of the process was a great time saver. 
Throughout the journey of moving from first draft to finished novel, David has been professional, efficient, accommodating and good humoured. It’s been a pleasure to work with him.”
– Octavia Clarke.

Book Cover Design

“David Wake combines commendable creativity with the technical skills necessary to navigate and satisfy Amazon’s requirements for the submission of covers for paperback and hardback books. David made use of a photograph of my grandfather and an image of the battle he fought in the First World War to create an arresting and striking cover for the paperback and hardback version of my book There Was A Soldier. I firmly believe that the impact of David’s design has contributed to the sales of my book. I have no hesitation in recommending David Wake to design book covers of any genre.” – David Muir.

Punk Publishing

Or you could do it yourself following Punk Publishing, the guide I’ve co-written with Andy Conway. This explains why and exactly how to self-publish your book.