Helpmepublish Consultancy

Advice on next steps for your writing
Personal and friendly expertise

Annabel Hughes and Brian Jarman started working together on newspapers many years ago, and have since had diverse careers with writing, editing, publishing, and teaching. They've now come together to offer their experience and expertise to budding writers in a friendly way that suits you best.


Brian Jarman is an award-winning journalist, lecturer and writer. He made his career at the BBC World Service, travelling to many countries and working for Public Broadcasting in the USA for a while. For the last ten years he's been Senior Lecturer at London Metropolitan University, teaching such courses as Writing Skills, Feature Writing and Arts Journalism.  He's published five novels: The Missing Room, The Fall from Howling Hill, The Final Trick, The Absent Friend, and Saturdays are Black or White.  As well as proof-reading and editing, he can advise on how to go about getting your work published, from finding an agent to self-publishing.

I loved your book. What I liked best about it, apart from your storytelling talents, always so good - was the personality of the narrator. Everything is alive in this novel, and the plot and atmosphere vvvvvv good.
Carmen Callil, founder of Virago Books


Annabel Hughes
has been a feature writer, page designer and copy editor on newspapers and magazines for over 40 years: she has also worked as a scriptwriter on a wide range of multi-media projects and edited novels. She has a Cambridge University qualification to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) which she has put to good use in helping young overseas journalists to improve their writing skills and understanding of colloquial English. Her work in the print media ranges from interviews with celebrities to humorous first person columns and insights into everything from scientific discoveries to life behind bars. She works with writers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, ghostwriting and editing life stories.

I've really appreciated Annabel's help in turning my diary notes into a memoir of my political and voluntary activities and personal life. I'm now in my eighties and those diaries cover a lot of ground! It's been important to me to work with someone who's enthusiastic, reliable and totally trustworthy.
Sylvia Gilbert
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