Get your content into shape
What I've done:
I have over 14 years' experience as a proofreader and copy editor. I have worked on publications as diverse as a historical guide to London's cemeteries and a design-led book about Tokyo, as well as regular work on a series of well-being books. In addition to print, I have worked as a freelance sub-editor on children's magazines using InDesign, and can work directly on website pages if needed.
I also work with authors to get their manuscripts finished and submission-ready, from a structural copy edit to a final proofread before it’s sent out to agents or publishers. I love working collaboratively with authors to tighten up their prose, re-shape the narrative if necessary or offer suggestions on character development. As an author myself I know how challenging the editing process can be, so I always give positive, constructive feedback and criticism. It takes courage to send your work out to someone else - I want you to feel safe, as well as offering advice on how you can improve your writing. Get in touch so we can devise a bespoke book coaching package or manuscript assessment report that will help get your book ready to send out into the world.
What I can offer you:
Accurate work, and always to deadlines
A flexible yet reliable service
Creative input in the process of seeing a manuscript, website copy or report through from draft to finished product
My ability to tighten up a sentence and my attention to detail mean I can get your content into better shape
Whether you are publishing a book, producing a report or need an eagle eye cast over your website, I will ensure your finished product is polished and gets your brand/ company message across effectively.
Manuscript assessment and report -
Up to 50 manuscript pages (double spaced, 12 size font) - £180
Up to 100pp - £250
Up or 150pp - £280
Up to 200pp - £320
Up to 250pp - £360
Up to 300pp - £420
Copy edit - charged at an hourly rate of £40 p/hr; fees will depend on the amount of work needed on each individual manuscript so contact me to discuss how I can help with your project
Proof read - charged at an hourly rate of £35 p/hr; fees will depend on the amount of work needed on each individual manuscript so contact me to discuss how I can help with your project
Book coaching - initial meeting and feedback on first 5 pages or proposal - £80; thereafter, we will agree fees and terms depending on what you need
Proposal and synopsis for submission - charged at an hourly rate of £40 p/hr, total work required will vary so let’s talk about what you require to send your manuscript out to agents