Loyal Lyre Services

All services are provided by Jessica O'Toole - get in touch directly with any questions, enquiries or custom order requests.
Jessica is currently working towards accreditation in proofreading, copy editing and copy writing. She has been helping new writers for many years, accepts any genres and provides only honest, direct and in-depth feedback. 
Some services are now offered on Fiverr!

For unfinished or in development manuscripts

Alpha Reading

For completed but unpublished manuscripts

Beta Reading

For polished manuscripts ready for formatting


For polished, proofread manuscripts ready for publishing

Manuscript Formatting


"I had the great pleasure of working with Jessica for two of my works. Her read throughs and notes helped me tremendously with the development of both.


She could pinpoint the inconsistencies in plot and structure, while presenting the issues in a way that supported my writing while giving honest critiques.


With her help, I was able to sell one to a publisher and self publish the other. I highly recommend her for beta reading if you want a successful novel to show the world."


Suze Robinson, author of Safe for Now

"Jess's feedback was phenomenal. The reader report was comprehensive and well-reasoned, with a good balance of commending what worked and pointing out areas for improvement.


Even better were the annotations in the novel itself, giving a 'live' commentary of what Jess was thinking and feeling as she read the book. And all of this was delivered way ahead of deadline. I am stunned at how brilliant this gig was and I now have masses of constructive feedback to help me edit my book.


I've already personally recommended Jess to a friend, who has booked a gig with her today. I will DEFINITELY be using her again myself. Thank you so much, Jess!"

Richard Millichip, MS in development, via Fiverr



"Sensational value for money from Jess. She delivered well in advance of the delivery date and her report on my manuscript was detailed, fair and insightful.


The comments Jess left in the manuscript showed she was really engaged in the story and provided a combination of motivating positive feedback and really useful ideas and suggestions. I now have a very clear idea of what I need to do to improve my manuscript.


I would not hesitate to use Loyal Lyre's services again. Highly recommended."


This was the second time I'd engaged Jess in a short period of time, and yet again she delivered a great service. Really encouraging feedback and some very sage advice for my next steps.

Darren Johns, MS in development, via Fiverr

"Amazing, amazing feedback. I would have expected to pay considerably more for such detailed and thoughtful notes. Highly recommended."

Grace Barber, MS in development, via Fiverr

"A very good beta read — very comprehensive reader's report, covering numerous aspects of the book (both positive reinforcement and constructive criticism). Very nice use of inline notes to give impressions of the book in-read (and places where I made logical screw-ups). If I used "very" this many times in a row in my book, I'm sure Jess would have pointed it out. Unreserved recommendation."​

Matthew Prinsen, MS in development, via Fiverr

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