Offers the following:

  • I am an intermediate member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders;
  • I have extensive experience in editing fiction aimed at adults and young adults, memoirs and business books. I also have experience of editing children's fiction and of rewriting manuscripts;
  • I offer copy-editing, structural editing or proof reading as required;
  • New authors can request a free no-obligation sample edit (usually 2,000 to 3,000 words of their manuscript) to help them decide whether they like my editing style. Once the sample has been returned, I am happy to hold an author's preferred slot for a week to give them time to decide whether they want to commit to the booking;
  • I work very closely with authors, explaining my suggestions and making sure I am delivering exactly what they want;
  • I have a good command of the English language;
  • I will correct mistakes in spelling, punctuation, grammar and syntax;
  • I won't crush an author's unique voice and re-write their work;
  • I will offer suggestions if the story line falters or a character is unconvincing;
  • I guarantee that every word of the manuscript will be read by a human being (me) and not by a computer program;
  • I specialise in British English, but have plenty of experience of editing in American English if preferred.

What I will require from you:

  • Your manuscript as a MS Word document;
  • A deposit of 25% of the overall fee. The deposit paid is non-refundable unless I am the one who changes or cancels the booking, and will be deducted from the final charge;
  • The balance of payment will be due once your edited manuscript has been returned;
  • Payments to be made in pounds sterling via bank transfer or PayPal within fourteen days of the invoice date;
  • Please note PayPal payments will incur a 5% charge;
  • If possible, please submit your whole manuscript for editing. In order to provide as good an editing service as possible I need to immerse myself in your story;
  • Details of any deadlines you would like to meet;
  • Assurance that you will not name me as editor unless I have given my permission in writing.

If you'd like to book a slot or make an enquiry, please click on the contact tab above. Alternatively you can email me directly at

I look forward to working with you.