Becky Sweeney

Becky Sweeney – Editor

Experienced editor of genre fiction offering support specific to the needs of each individual client and story.

Overview

I am passionate about collaborating with writers and empowering them to achieve success. Together we will develop your work to discover the maximum potential of your story.

I specialise in genre fiction: romance, erotica, crime, fantasy, science-fiction, YA, historical, lit fic, etc. This includes novels, screenplays, plays and short stories as well as experimental forms of fiction.

I have a first-class BA (Hons) degree in English & Film and an MA in Creative Writing, with distinction. I graduated top of my class in both degrees, and was also awarded the University medal on both occasions. The MA programme I attended was heavily genre-focused, hence my specialism.

As a freelance novel editor, I have worked on a range of novels, from traditionally published international best sellers, to indie publications, to debut self-pubs, and most things in between.

I offer developmental editing, focusing on character development, narrative arcs, world-building, structure, plotting. I also offer meticulous proofreading and copy-editing for the final stage of your project as well as mentoring, supporting writers to get from their first draft to their final draft.

I love developing work with debut authors just as much as working with an established writer. I’m personable and friendly and believe that the editor/writer relationship is a special one.

I can’t wait to work with you! Drop me a message and we can get started!
Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Fantasy Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Romance
Non-Fiction
New Age Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Languages
English (UK)
Awards
  • University Medal (Undergraduate)
  • University Medal (MA)
Certifications
  • BA (Hons) English & Film - First-class
  • MA Creative Writing (Genre Fiction) - Distinction

Work experience

Panthe Press

Mar, 2020 — Present

Developmental and copy editor for Panthe Press, a small, independent press.

Self-employed

Mar, 2018 — Present

As a freelance novel editor, I have worked on a range of novels, from traditionally published international best sellers, to indie publications, to debut self-pubs, and most things in between.

Portfolio

'A triumph. Brilliant, brutal, captivating, heartstopping, heart-wrenching, and with the best kick-ass feminist female characters ever. I adored it!' - Sinéad MoriartyNorway, 1662. A dangerous time to be a woman, when even dancing can lead to accusations of wi... read more
Goldilocks

Lam, Laura

Dragonfall

Lam, L. R.

The Gravity of Love

Noelle Harrison

Could Joy have been a different kind of girl, another woman, if her mother hadn't given her up? "From the arid desert of eighties Arizona to swinging sixties London, Noëlle Harrison connects her beautifully drawn characters and weaves them into a story that en... read more

Becky has 13 reviews

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Stephen R.

Stephen R.

Jun, 2024

Becky was fantastic to work with. She completed a full edit of our manuscript in a very timely manner and was very responsive, professional and communicative. Her notes and feedback were quality and very helpful. I would absolutely work with her again for any editing needs.
Kyra H.

Kyra H.

Jun, 2024

Becky is absolutely incredible. I loved her work on my editorial assessment, and cannot wait to work with her again!
Kinsey S.

Kinsey S.

Jun, 2024

Becky provided thorough and insightful support in refining a piece struggling to find a genre, especially for a writer preparing content for distribution for the first time. She demonstrated a strong intuition for helping hone language and voice to best capture the inherent potential of the writing, and her collaboration was profoundly helpful in teasing out the emotional core of the story.
Dave S.

Dave S.

Jan, 2024

Becky was a joy to work with. Her work is excellent, her feedback positive and her attitude fantastic. I really enjoyed working with her.
Kyrstie N.

Kyrstie N.

Dec, 2023

Becky was incredibly helpful regarding the quality checking of the Scots language and culture. She had great ideas for the story, and was with me from start to finish throughout the editing process.

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