About ProActive Writer

We have always been in business to help writers.

Our mission is to empower writers to be successful. We want to help writers to tell great stories and spread big ideas. We do this by providing inspiration, training, tools, and services for writers.

How it All Started

In 2008, ProActive Writer founder, Gary Smailes, started an editorial company called BubbleCow. At the time he was a full-time writer and editor within the traditional publishing world and was excited at the opportunities being presented by self-publishing. However, He saw that most self-publishing writers were often being exploited.

His aim was to provide publisher standard editorial feedback that was designed especially for self-publishing writers. Gary established a simple cost per 1000 words pricing model and revolutionized how trustworthy editing was provided to writers working on a budget.

Fast forward to 2020 and Gary noticed a new problem. Though thousands of writers had been empowered to write and publish their own books, very few were gaining the recognition they deserved. Gary decided that he could help writers to cut through the noise and exploitation and make their books a success.

And with that, ProActive Writer was born.

We Are Better Together

ProActive Writer believes that the writing process should be satisfying and enjoyable, but the only way this can happen is if writers remain in control. Writers MUST have the freedom to be creative and produce work that will leave a legacy. Creativity is part of life and should never be stifled.

provide writers with the education, support, and tools they need to be a success. We inspire in a simple and honest way. No gimmicks, no jargon. We care about your journey because great stories and big ideas make us all better.