finish your book


Many of Slingsby and Dixon's clients are writers facing the special challenge of completing a novel, memoir, or trade book. We've been there ourselves, and we've worked with writers like you in the past. We can help you find your voice, finish your manuscript, and publish your work. Our clients have earned book contracts with independent and international presses, and been nominated for a variety of literary awards.

Our fiction and non-fiction editing services start with manuscript assessment reports that detail the strengths, weaknesses, and publishability of your work. We offer mentoring and coaching services that can provide support and guidance over the entire long process of completing a book. We also offer substantive and stylistic editing of complete or partial manuscripts that can bring your draft closer to the finish line. Finally, with our extensive experience and contacts in the publishing world, we can help you produce the proposal and/or final manuscript that has the greatest likelihood of being happily published, and put you in touch with the agents and editors who make the decision. We also ghostwrite books from start to finish.

Damian Tarnopolsky is the author of the novel Goya's Dog, which was nominated for the Amazon First Novel Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and Lanzmann and Other Stories, which was nominated for the ReLit Award. His most recent work is the play The Defence, which won the Voaden Prize. His short fiction has appeared in magazines such as Maisonneuve, Prairie Fire, and Audeamus, and been nominated for the CBC Literary Prize and the Journey Prize (twice). He has taught creative writing at the University of Toronto, the Junction Writes Workshop, and Humber College. A former editor at Random House, his essays and articles have appeared in The Walrus, the Literary Review of CanadaAtlantic Books Today, Partisan Magazine, and the Toronto Review of Books, where he was the Managing Editor from 2016-17. 

You have a story to tell; we can help you find your voice.  


Damian has that rare combination of high writerly standards, editorial clarity and tactful direction. I recommend him a teacher and as an editor.
— Barbara Wade Rose, Writer