cropped-jo-parfitt-headshot1.jpgJo offers a flexible mix-and-match approach to mentoring, big picture editing, brainstorming and advice. Jo works by your side as you plan and perfect your book until you are confident about completing your draft manuscript, ready for editing.

Book Appraisal

Jo will appraise your book proposal (please use Jo’s Pipedream to Proposal document), your Table of Contents and up to 3,000 words of your writing, providing comments on subject, style, content, marketability and ways forward.


Jo’s mentoring services are based on commissioned hours. The more hours you take, the better value Jo’s service becomes. Choose the level that works best for you depending on your budget and where you are on your writing journey. Typically, a six hour programme will enable you to polish your introduction and three chapters (or 10,000 words) of text.


Jo is passionate about sharing her knowledge and offers a number of home study courses to help writers make the most of their overseas experience. Find out more here.

Writers’ Retreat

Learn how to write your life story in a delightful setting in the heart of rural Tuscany brilliant teaching and exquisite Italy all wrapped up in one fantastic week. Find out more here.