I am a freelance fiction editor and proofreader. I have undertaken professional training and have experience in editing novels ranging from contemporary fiction and romance, to thrillers and fantasy.
I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading and am therefore bound by their Code of Practice. I am committed to my continued professional development which is ongoing through the Institute, and my qualifications to date are listed here.
I aim to offer a quick turnaround whilst not compromising on quality. A 90,000-word novel usually takes around three weeks, depending on the amount of work required. If it is likely to take me longer than this, I will always let you know. I am happy to provide you with a sample of my editing; please contact me if you would like to see an example. My preferred working methods are to read through a copy of the manuscript before beginning editing, in order that I can gain an insight into the premise, plot and structure of the story. I can then edit as appropriate. Please contact me for a free quote.
As part of my editorial service, I will send you a full and comprehensive editorial report along with your edited manuscript which details the reasons behind my suggestions. Many of my authors have found this to be an invaluable source of information that has allowed them to put into practice what they have learned into their next piece of writing. I will also send you a style guide, which lists the decisions made in regards to spelling, hyphenation and capitalisation.
I also offer a formatting service, whereby I will ensure your manuscript is properly formatted ready to be sent on to your preferred agent or publisher. This is NOT formatting for self-publishing. You will need to hire an interior book designer for that.
Please see my Services page to read in more detail exactly what I offer as both a fiction editor and proofreader. My Prices page details my hourly rate, however please feel free to email me directly and I will gladly offer you a quotation. I also have a number of Testimonials from clients which should give you an idea of the quality of my work.