Editing Services

I provide non-judgemental editing services and support for short fiction writers and academics.

Rest assured, your written voice will maintain its strength and clarity.

Furthermore, with me, you can be ambitious as well as realistic with new ideas.

Copyediting

This means I can take a document and make sure it is accurate and consistent. Here is what I can work with you on.

  • Short fiction and narrative non-fiction
  • Art- and literature-focused monographs and academic theses
  • Website content for the visual arts and indie publishing

Editorial Support

Need help with critiquing and developing your writing? This is what I can assist you with.

  • Developmental editing
  • Mentoring sessions
  • Group learning facilitation

Turnaround

It depends on what your workload is, but I am often available to take on jobs at short notice and can provide a fast turnaround.

What I charge

Whether you are self-publishing, an art or creative writing student, or working on something new and exciting, everything is flexible. Average rates: £23.00 per hour for copyediting, and £28.00 per hour for editorial support.

I work using The Charted Institute of Editing and Proofreading’s suggested minimum rates.

What services are you after?

Hiring a freelance editor like me is a good idea. But you should have a think about your needs and match them with what I have outlined above. For more information, continue reading.

Working with a copyeditor

This means that what you have written, when it is reaching completion, will go through a process to check for consistency, clarity and correctness.

A copyeditor will help you consider all the important factors when you are getting something ready for public consumption. In particular, we will work together to ensure that your purpose is understood by both of us. This is when copyediting happens at its best.

Get more editorial support

It can be hard to understand if something is complete, especially if you are not assured by what you are piecing together.

Through editorial support, I am respectful of the obstacles that need to be assessed and challenged when making something you have compiled, which is close to you, ring with definition and direction.

How I will work with you

Getting started with my editing services

So we have made contact and now it is time to establish what’s what and how to proceed. Typically, depending on the amount of words and amount of editing, this is what will happen.

You: Send your work in a Word document, or something similar, which is easy to edit and share.

Me: Establish a timescale and quote for the job.

You: Agree on, or ask to negotiate, the timescale and fee.

Me: Confirm the timescale etc. and send a contract (this could just be an email).

You: Sign the contract (or reply to email).

Me: Start copyediting, which happens in three stages.

Stages of editing

We will reach an understanding of your expectations before any copyediting or in-depth support happens. However, as an example, this is how we will work together.

1. First glance with questions

Me: I will read through your text again, and set out some questions for us to establish what you are getting at and how you are getting at it (your meaning and style).

You: Receive my questions in a new Word document or in an email. You will then provide answers and comments.

2. Main edit

Me: Go back through your original text (the original Word document) with a fine-tooth comb, using stage 1 as a guide. I will use the track changes and mark-up functions in Word so that you can see all of my changes. Then, I will send this document back to you.

You: Look through and accept or ignore changes and reply to, or add, any further comments. When happy, you will send the Main Edit back to me, for the last time.

3. Nice and tidy

Me: I will implement changes according to what you are happy with in the Main Edit. Then, I will tidy things up and send you the result as a clean document.

You: will be happy and pay the invoice within good time. (And write me a review.)