Anya Hastwell

Anya Hastwell – Editor

Editor and Proofreader ⏃ Lover of Words ⏃ Mother of Cats


With over one and a half decade's experience, I offer copy-editing, proofreading and writing to publishers, businesses and individuals who want their text to be as good as it can and should be.

Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working with international publishers, businesses and authors, taking on anything from books and journal manuscripts, B2B magazines and press releases, to website copy and even high-profile events invitations for a variety of clients from different backgrounds.

My experience covers a wide range of non-fiction, largely scientific subjects for academic books, essays and articles — from all the gory details of Medicine and Dentistry, to Quantum Mechanics and Schrödinger’s cat, to Humanities and English literature.
Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference Health & Wellbeing Humanities & Social Sciences
English (UK) English (US)
  • Advanced Professional Member of CIEP (Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading)

Work experience


Oct, 2014 — Present

Strong editorial professional with a demonstrated history of working in communications and publishing. Over 15 years' experience. Skilled in Copy-editing, Proofreading, History and Culture, Health and Well-Being, Medicine.

Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading

Quintessence Publishing

Oct, 2010 — Oct, 2014 (about 4 years)

UK and International Press Media and Events

Feb, 2010 — Oct, 2010 (8 months)


Mars Attacks Memoirs

Gems, Jonathan

This is the story of my life and it will take you on a quest of self-discovery. It is the remembering of truths. A reclaiming of power. The revealing of purpose. "My life is the story and my struggle is the medicine I share." Together we will explore seasons o... read more
Fed up with happiness gurus telling you that you can't be happy unless you get rid of all of your negativity? Sick of all those perky Positive Pollys receiving all the happiness glory? Negatively Ever After will provide the guidance you need to find happiness ... read more

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Chrystal R.

Chrystal R.

May, 2019

Anya was a pleasure to work with. She treated me like a seasoned author even though this was my first book. Timely detail oriented and responsive which made the entire process smooth and efficient. I highly reccomend Anya and would work with her again.

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