Welcome to the last word in writing services. 

2014---05-May-Antonia-HodgsI provide manuscript assessment, editing, proofreading, publishing advice and other services for writers. I also offer editing and proofreading for non-technical college and university work.

Visit my Last Word Blog or see my posts every week on Amazing Stories.


I am a regular contributor to Writing Magazine, the UK’s best-selling magazine for writers, and provide manuscript assessment and editorial services for aspiring and published writers. I edited the biography, John Barry – The Man With The Midas Touch by Gareth Bramley, Geoff Leonard and Peter Walker. I have been Content Editor for the classical music audio streaming company Classical.com.

I have worked as a freelance writer, interviewer or editor for Amazon.co.uk the BBC, Blackfish, HMV, the London Symphony Orchestra, Naxos, Mellowdrama Records, Northern Stage, the Royal Opera House and the Royal Philharmonic. My writing has been published by Empire, Films & Filming, Gramophone, Interzone, MusicWeb International, Los Angeles Review of Books and SFX. Among the people I have interviewed are Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Sophie Aldred, Gerry Anderson, Kevin J. Anderson, Colin Baker, Elmer Bernstein, Ed Bishop, Cory Doctorow, George Fenton, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Robert Holdstock, Laura Michelle Kelly, Christopher Priest, Jordi Savall, Stephen Warbeck and Debbie Wiseman.

You can read more about my background and see a list of publications I have contributed to here.



To contact me use the form below or:

email – gary.dalkin@live.co.uk

phone – 07552 220438