As well as writing my own books, I edit and proofread other people’s. I have a certificate of competence in proofreading and copy-editing from Chapterhouse Publishing and have worked on a freelance basis for a variety of clients including self-published novelists, independent publishers and students.
As an author I understand how important your individual voice is to your work, and how much your book means to you. I won’t automatically correct British spelling, punctuation or idioms to American (or vice versa, for that matter!), and I always keep in mind the context of the piece so I won’t have an attack of the vapours if your historical characters don’t think, speak or act like 21st century people. Unless you’ve written step-by-step instructions detailing genocide for the modern practitioner or a guide to kicking puppies I’m pretty unshockable too, so if your work is crime (fiction or non-fiction) or erotica I’m fine with that.
If you’d like to know more about my services or just want a no-obligation chat about what you want for your book, get in touch with me!