Book Editing

Congratulations on getting from first word to The End! Whether you’ve been working on it for years or finished it in mere months then it’s a terrific journey to go and celebrations are in order. The word doesn’t end there though but I’m here to guide you through the next stages in becoming a published author.

This is the beginning of your journey to becoming a published author in 2019. I work in three different ways to suit you:

  1. Proofreading – correcting spelling, punctuation, and grammar
  2. Developmental editing – as above plus developmental editing which can include areas such as plot, character development, writing style, and structure
  3. Author Coaching – whatever stage you are at, we can focus on confidence, publication, marketing, and other areas.

Whether you want an editor who will work one-on-one with you throughout the entire editing process or you just need someone to take you over the finish line then I can step in and guide you to becoming a published author this year. You will always receive a personal and bespoke service from me.

I’m an individual rather than a large company and I’ve also published my own novel and have four business books launching this year. So I’ve questioned myself and shared your doubts and wondered if it will ever happen too. There are no silly questions and I can offer guidance whether it’s a children’s book with only a few words per page, a technically detailed business guide, or a sprawling hundred-thousand-word novel.

My goal is to unlock potential in you and your book!

As a published author and professional editor, I understand the excitement and passion in publishing your own book. I also know how time-consuming it can be and not everyone has the hours to commit to writing, editing, publishing, and researching how to market a business book or novel. Before I begin editing, I always take the time to pick up the phone or arrange a Skype call to get to know you and your book. To speak with me and have all your questions answered, get in touch and let’s chat.

As a professional book editor and ghostwriter, my fees are always very competitive. My bespoke prices depend on the estimated word count of your book and also the extent of editing that will need to take place to take it to a polished product.

I’m experienced in working on fiction and non-fiction, and have a preference for Niche Business; Contemporary/Mainstream; Literary Fiction; Women’s Fiction; Young Adult; Creative Nonfiction.

Some of the things my clients have said about me.

If you are an aspiring author seeking high-quality editing or ghostwriting then let’s chat.

What have others said about me?

I encourage you to check out my client comments which can be found on my testimonials page and also 5* reviews from my delighted clients over on Google. I’ve also been featured in various magazines, newspapers, and on the radio, as you can see in my press section.

So what happens when we begin working together?

Once I receive your full manuscript and we have confirmed an estimated date for finishing, then I start with a straight read through. This allows me to get a better idea of the overall concept. On the second reading, I meticulously line edit, correcting punctuation, typos, and grammatical errors. If you go for option two, I will also make developmental editing suggestions for you to review and accept or decline – I’ll be giving my experienced opinion but it’s your book!

Once I’ve got your input on my recommendations, I’ll make stylistic improvements so we have a completed second draft. You have the opportunity to read through at each stage if you would prefer to be more involved. The final stage is a thorough proofread and then we’re done and you’re ready to self-publish or begin the steps towards getting traditionally published.

What additional support do you provide?

I’m also an accomplished copywriter and published writer who can help you with marketing, press opportunities, and even help with your author bio and website copy.

After two years of research and personal and professional experience, I’ve created several author challenges and written How to Market as an Author guide which is packed with helpful tips and insights about self-publishing and marketing your book.

Our Partnership in Creating your Book

To me, every client and manuscript is unique, which is why I prioritise getting to know you and your book to determine how best to achieve your publishing goals. I get personally involved in every aspect of the process and your journey to becoming a published author which is why I only work with clients I believe in and subjects I’m passionate about. I’m available to you via phone, Skype, social media, and email during office hours. Book your consultation and become a published author this year!