Editing for Adult Fiction

My specialisms are historical fiction, historical romance, action / adventure novels and romance. I have also beta read, proofread and edited a number of fantasy novels, contemporary romance and mystery novels as well as short stories of various genres, several of which are now published. I have experience in judging national writing competitions, offering free professional feedback and editing services to the competition winners and runners-up, and continue to offer writing workshops and ‘ask the author’ sessions both online and in-person to help those interested in a writing career.

Whatever your needs, I can help you to prepare your novel for submission to agents and publishers. I can help you to get those pesky commas in line, iron out the creases in your speech punctuation and polish your manuscript until it shines.

I can be as kind or as brutal as you want me to be- just let me know your preferred style!

 

Please note: I do NOT work with novels centered around stories of child abuse or anything else nasty or graphic happening to children. While I share the strong view that these stories sometimes need to be told, I am a delicate little flower with two young children of my own and find stories of children suffering just too triggering for me. If you’re not sure about whether your story would be something I’d accept, you are very welcome to open up a discussion with me, and if I feel I am not the right person to edit your manuscript then I will do my best to help you find another editor with thicker skin!

P.S: I can cope with non-child character deaths- I’m very experienced with killing off my own characters in horrible and tragic ways, so I’m more than happy to help you finish yours off too- but I'll warn you, if you kill off the dog in your story, we’re not going to be friends!

Line Editing / Copy Editing

Masterful writing isn’t just about telling a compelling story—it’s about finding the most effective language to tell that story. That’s where a line editor is indispensable.

I will edit your novel with tracked changes to improve:

  • Grammar

  • Punctuation

  • Flow

  • Repetition

  • Redundancies

  • Dialogue

  • Word choice

  • Sentence structure

  • Clarity

  • Tone and consistency

  • Anything else I come across which could be improved on a sentence level.

You are welcome to send me the first five pages of your manuscript for FREE if you would like to check that my editing style suits you before purchasing my services.

Developmental Editing

There’s more to writing than just grammar and punctuation! Readers want stories that engage them, with plots that keep them gripped, characters they can fall in love with and adventures that take them away to another world.

 

I can help you with...

  • Characterization

  • Structure

  • Plot holes

  • Plot development

  • Story pacing

 

I will provide you with a chapter-by-chapter analysis of your work, complete with advice, critique and suggestions to help you turn it into a masterpiece.

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