Charlotte Wyatt
Charlotte Wyatt Editorial

Charlotte Wyatt is a writer and developmental editor of fantasy and science fiction, and a lifelong student of storytelling. Having spent more than a decade pursuing formal training and critiquing peers, Charlotte now focuses on developmental editing, manuscript assessments and author support.


Manuscript assessment: This is an ideal place for most writers to begin their story edits. It looks at the story as a whole, examines the shape of the narrative structure and character arcs, spots plot holes, ensures cohesion across major story elements, and assesses the manuscript’s suitability for the desired readership.

Developmental edit: When you need a story-focused, practical analysis of what is and isn’t working in a manuscript, with suggestions for improvement and further learning. It addresses big-picture elements, such as characters, plot and worldbuilding, to make sure they work together to form a cohesive, satisfying story.

This edit digs into the meat of your story, gets under your characters’ skin and pressure tests your plot structure, making sure your foundations are solid before you tackle any sentence-level work.

Partial manuscript assessment: If you’re unsure whether or not your story is working, which elements to toss or keep, or how to wrap the whole thing up, feedback on the first 20,000 words plus an outline of the rest can give you much-needed clarity and confidence to write on.

First chapter critique: This edit assesses the effectiveness of your story’s opening pages in creating interest, introducing characters and conflict, and bringing readers into your world.

Training and professional development

  • Writing, Editing and Publishing, Curtin University (high distinction)
  • Literature: Medieval to Modern, Macquarie University (distinction)
  • The Craft of Academic Writing, University of New England (high distinction)
  • Developmental Editing: In Practice, Liminal Pages (Sophie Playle)
  • Fiction Editing Masterclass, Renee Otmar Consultancy
  • The Art of Line Editing, Edit Republic
  • Certificate of Editing and Proofreading, Australian Online Courses
Editing Services
Developmental editing, Series, Substantive
Writing Services
Books, Fiction
Other Services
Manuscript critique
Speculative Fiction
Fiction Genres
Action/adventure, Fantasy, Science fiction
Age Levels
Middle grade, Young adult, Adult
End Products
books, ebooks
Style Manuals
Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Other Memberships
ACES: The Society for Editing, Editorial Freelancers Association