BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN YOUR WRITING

“Brian has a rare depth of insight and intuition when it comes to the written word and to the craft of storytelling. He has an artist’s heart and a calm, unerring eye. He has, in his gentle, inimitable way, forced me to be a better writer, and I’m very proud to call him my editor…” 

Donal Ryan – Author of The Spinning Heart and From a Low and Quiet Sea

Welcome to Storyline Editing. My aim is bring out the very best in a writer’s work, and I believe every great book, fiction or non-fiction, starts with a great story. So what’s your story?

Whether you are a publisher looking to develop a book from scratch or just to give it that final touch, or a writer who feels you need professional expertise to lift your work to the next level, I can help you. Look through my range of services from the options below, which include developmental and structural editing, copy-editing, proofreading, manuscript assessment and ghostwriting.

I have over twenty years’ experience working with some of Ireland’s best writers, as you can see from these testimonials. Find out who I am, then drop me a line for an estimate or quote or to ask a question here.

EDITORIAL SERVICES FOR WRITERS

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WHAT'S MY STORY?

Brian Langan started Storyline Editing after two decades in publishing…

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TESTIMONIALS

Here’s what some top writers have to say about my work

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Testimonials

“Brian has a great eye for detail, a finely tuned sense of what is funny, what is relevant and what will resonate with readers. He became someone I wanted to make laugh and I knew if he laughed the joke was funny…”

Colm O’Regan

Author of the “Irish Mammies” books

Testimonials

“Brian has a rare depth of insight and intuition when it comes to the written word and to the craft of storytelling. He has an artist’s heart and a calm, unerring eye. He has, in his gentle, inimitable way, forced me…”

Donal Ryan

Author of The Spinning Heart and From a Low and Quiet Sea

Testimonials

“Brian Langan has inspired and vastly improved the quality of my literary output over the years. I am deeply indebted to him for his forensic editing skills and for his gently expressed suggestions which I have…”

Conor O’Clery

Author of May You Live in Interesting Times and The Shoemaker and His Daughter

Testimonials

“My memoir Hopscotch was my first book, my first time to write a long piece of prose. The deadline was insanely tight. The empty pages haunted my sleep. Brian worked some kind of miracle; I have no doubt…”

Hilary Fannin

 Irish Times columnist and author of Hopscotch

Testimonials

“Brian Langan, in his capacity as Literary Editor at Transworld Ireland, played an invaluable role in preparing my memoir, The Hurley Maker’s Son, for publication in 2016. Brian balanced a deep and sensitive…”

Patrick Deeley

Poet and Author of The Hurley Maker’s Son

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