Relax! You’ve done the hard work, so now it’s time to let someone else help. If you’re looking for a careful and supportive editor to enhance your voice and give your writing a professional edge, enabling you to share and publish with confidence, I can help. Whether you plan to submit to agents or self-publish, or if your writing takes a different form, I can offer a flexible solution based on your individual requirements, priorities and budget.
I specialise in fiction and creative non-fiction. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a more experienced writer, I can help with the following:
- developmental and structural editing
- manuscript critiques/editorial assessments
- line and copy-editing
- author services (synopses, query letters, blurbs etc.)
- editorial consultancy
Rest assured that any amendments and suggestions will be clearly marked up for you to either accept or reject. It’s always your work – you have complete control. My role is to help you connect with your readers in an engaging and accessible way, without altering your unique style or voice. And hopefully I can help you to become a better writer in the process. Think of it as a collaboration, where I have your best interests at heart.
I’m an Advanced Professional Member of the UK’s only recognised editorial organisation and chartered institute, the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), which means I’ve achieved the requisite amount of training, experience and expertise to satisfy their admissions panel, and a vetted Partner Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), so you can be confident that your work is in safe hands.
If you think you know what type of editing you’re looking for but you’re confused by the numerous online definitions, don’t worry; you’re not alone – even editors can’t agree!
The most important thing is that you’re clear about what services are being offered, and what you’ll be getting. So, please click on the image below for a full explanation of what I mean when I talk about the different stages of editing, or download the PDF.