I offer editorial help for fiction writers at all stages of the creative process. I enjoy working on a range of genres including thrillers, historical novels, young adult books, dystopian fiction and romance.
You will find me very supportive and determined to get your book as good as it can be.
If you think I may be able to help you, I will ask you to send me a sample of your writing and a general outline of the plot of your novel. I will then discuss with you the kind of editing your book will need to be ready for publication. You may find it useful to ask for a sample edit to give you an idea of the way I work, and I would be happy to do this for you.
It's a good idea to contact me at the earliest possible stage to check my availability.
If you want to see what some of my clients have said about working with me, please look at my testimonials page.
Copy-editing involves correcting errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, style and usage. In many ways, copy-editing overlaps with proofreading but entails a greater degree of intervention in the text at an earlier stage in the production process. You should expect a copy-editor to check
Proofreading is the final quality check and tidy up before publication when errors that have been missed at earlier stages of production are spotted. A proofreader looks for consistency in usage and presentation, and accuracy in text, images and layout.
First impressions are vital in the written word. So often we read and reread our writing and still miss basic errors. You should expect a professional proofreader to check