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This news about the site was published by Bookbrunch on 18 July 2013

Relaunch for WritersServices from Bookbrunch

18 July 2013

WritersServices has launched a revamped website with more than 4,000 pages of information for writers.
The service also offers a weekly update and a monthly magazine.  Read more

NEWS FROM WritersServices 20 March 2004

Are the days of the typewriter numbered?

20 March 2004

A survey of reading habits

Reading is the paradigm of mobile entertainment. The home, in transit and in work-breaks are all seized as opportunities to turn a few pages. Alarmingly, a dozen respondents read in their cars. One must hope they were passengers.  Read more

NEWS FROM WritersServices 2004

NEWS FROM WritersServices 20 August 2004

20 August 2004

With schools and colleges around the world heading back, WritersServices has provided over 80 papers in their Education resource Centre to help those running.  The pages can be used freely by any student or course tutor.  Read more

NEWS FROM WritersServices 20 February 2004

Are the days of the typewriter numbered?

20 February 2004

The image of a writer bashing away at a clunky typewriter is dead. Only two people admitted to employing a typewriter in the January survey of writing habits conducted by WritersServices. The desktop computer and laptop have taken over as the preferred way for writers to set down their words  Read more

Press Coverage 5

This article by Chris Holifield was published in the May issue of Writers' Forum magazine. It provides a history of the setting-up and development of the

Where to find 1,300 pages of advice for writers

It was the height of the dotcom boom. Made redundant in spring 2000, by early 2001 I was keen to set up my own business. A website seemed an obvious idea and what better target than aspiring writers? I had always thought publishers’ slush piles a barrier for authors.  Read more

Press Coverage 3

WritersServices was mentioned in the trade press in the Bookseller dated 21 February 2003, in an article about the websites of 2003 book fairs which was part of the series Bookworm on the Net written by Anne Weale.

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Press Coverage 4

WritersServices had another mention in the trade press in the UK weekly Publishing News dated 14 March 2003

'WritersServices, the writers' website, now offers an increased range of services, including assistance with scriptwriting and children's writing and, for non-English speakers, a 'manuscript polishing' service.  Read more

Press Coverage 2

WritersServices was mentioned in the trade press in the Bookseller dated 11 October 2002, when Chris Holifield wrote a letter to the Editor as a contribution to an ongoing debate about the slush pile and what writers can do to get published:

'The continuing correspondence about the slush pile has prompted me to write to you about  Our website is dedicat  Read more

Writer’s Handbook 02

The Writer’s Handbook

15 October 2001

WritersServices, the website for writers, is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement with Pan Macmillan to publish the UK and US literary agents' listings for the 2002 edition of The Writer’s Handbook. Over 300 agents are listed with advice on the type of work to send and how to approach each agent.  Read more

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