Looking for an editor who understands the struggles of writing and publishing? That’s where I come in! Good editing should inspire you, so you can craft a book readers love as much as you do! I’m an author too, so I’ve been where you are. My approach is to be honest but kind and support you as much as possible. I’ve worked with publishers such as HarperCollins, Hachette, Scholastic, Penguin Random House, and more – so your work is in safe hands with me!

Manuscript assessment

the big picture

A manuscript assessment is a form of developmental editing – with you in the driving seat. It’s designed to help you with revisions. Think of it as your roadmap to a stronger manuscript. There aren’t any direct edits, but you’ll receive a comprehensive report with guidance on your book’s strengths and weaknesses, and how you can improve during future drafts.

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Copy and line editing

sentence-level polish

A copyedit fixes things at a technical level: changes are made to improve the accuracy, consistency, and flow of the text, and errors are corrected. Line editing is more stylistic and in-depth and is sometimes known as heavy copyediting. It looks at flow, sense, word choice, passages that could read better, and so on.


the final polish

Proofreading is the final step in the editorial process before publication. It comes after a story has been developmentally edited and copyedited. But it’s more than just a quick read-through! Proofreading involves careful, meticulous attention to detail, since the proofreader is the last person to see a project before publication.

Frequently Asked Questions

what genres do you edit?

I specialise in fiction, and I have experience in a wide range of genres. My favourite genres to edit include fantasy, sci-fi, romance, and thrillers. I work across adult, young adult, and middle grade age ranges.

how much does it cost?

Every editing project is unique and requires a different amount of work. This is why it’s difficult to put a fixed price on editing without knowing more about the project. Prices vary depending on length and complexity, and how long the edit will take. I typically ask to see a sample before providing a quote in full. To get an idea of what to expect, I base my prices on the CIEP’s suggested minimum rates and the Editorial Freelancers Association’s rate chart. If we decide to work together, I require a 25% booking deposit (non-refundable), with the final amount payable on completion.

how long does editing take?

For most book-length projects, my time frame is three to four weeks. When you become a client, we’ll set dates for the project that work for us both.

can you fit me in next week/month?

These days, as my business has grown, I’m usually booking around three to five months in advance, although I do sometimes have earlier spots open up due to cancellations. If you’d like to get on my calendar, please contact me as soon as possible to secure your spot.

do you do free sample edits?

I charge a small fee for a 1,000 word sample, which is deducted from your price if we end up working together. A small number of authors try to cheat editors into doing free work on a manuscript by sending chapters to many editors, which is why I choose to charge for samples. I go into this in more depth in a blog post here.

do you edit non-fiction?

Occasionally, and usually for my publisher clients. It depends on the topic. If you have a project you want to discuss, contact me to see if we’re a good fit.

can you review my book after you edit it?

No, sorry. It’s a conflict of interest, and it’s also against the terms and conditions of retailers such as Amazon.

i’m a teen author – can you work with me?

No, sorry! I only work with authors over the age of eighteen. But I know other editors who work with teens, so feel free to contact me for some recommendations.

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