Beth Attwood

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Toronto, ON, Canada

Proofreader/CE with several years' experience, including in-house at Harlequin. I read everything but specialize in romance/women's fiction.

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My name is Beth and I have several years of experience working in the publishing industry, with many spent working full-time as a proofreader for Harlequin. I'm here to use my rigorous in-house training to provide the highest quality proofread and polish your work until it shines.

I will turn your book around at a record pace because let's face it, your readers are waiting! I will save you from any less-than-stellar reviews complaining about that one (delicious) time you wrote scone instead of sconce. I will never overstep, never alter your voice, and never suggest a big change without an explanation.

I also provide copy editing services if your book requires a closer sentence-level read. All copy editing projects come with a detailed style sheet you can then pass along to your proofreader or refer to for future books.

While the bulk of my experience lies in romance, I love reading absolutely any genre and can't wait to work with you!
Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Horror
Paranormal Romance
Romance
Thriller
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Freelance Proofreader/Copy Editor

Self-employed
January, 2016 – Present (over 3 years)

Managing Editorial Coordinator

Harlequin Enterprises Ltd.
July, 2013 – December, 2015 (over 2 years)

Proofreader

Harlequin Enterprises Ltd.
October, 2010 – June, 2013 (over 2 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Dawn's Promise (Silent Wings Book 1)

A.W. Exley

A heart prepared to die that has never lived or loved…Born with fragile health, Dawn Uxbridge has lived a sheltered existence. Her lonely days are filled by drawing fanciful landscapes and nurturing plants. When tragedy strikes, she finds herself alone and penniless with only one talent – a green thumb.Jasper, the Earl of Seton, is in need of a gardener to reclaim his derelict estate in the re... read more

A heart prepared to die that has never lived or loved…Born with fragile health, Dawn Uxbridge has lived a sheltered existence. Her lonely days are filled by drawing fanciful landscapes and nurturing plants. When tragedy strikes, she finds herself alone and penniless with only one talent – a green thumb.Jasper, the Earl of Seton, is in need of a gardener to reclaim his derelict estate in the re... read more

Day's Patience (Silent Wings Book 2)

A.W. Exley

Each raindrop writes a word on her skin...After a long sickness, Lady Letitia Seton is finally free. But the last fractures in her mind won't heal until she confronts old wounds. Intent on finding answers about a murderous conspiracy against her family and to complete her recovery, she travels to County Durham. Dr Grayson Day devoted his life to healing the princess in the tower. Not wanting h... read more

Each raindrop writes a word on her skin...After a long sickness, Lady Letitia Seton is finally free. But the last fractures in her mind won't heal until she confronts old wounds. Intent on finding answers about a murderous conspiracy against her family and to complete her recovery, she travels to County Durham. Dr Grayson Day devoted his life to healing the princess in the tower. Not wanting h... read more

Body and Bone: A Novel

LS Hawker

He wants to destroy her reputation.He wants to destroy her life.He wants to destroy . . . her.Nessa Donati used to be a happily married mother with a successful music blog and satellite radio show. But that was before her husband John relapsed on drugs and went missing. That was before he was presumed dead. And before she was framed for his murder.When a commenter on Nessa’s blog starts harass... read more

He wants to destroy her reputation.He wants to destroy her life.He wants to destroy . . . her.Nessa Donati used to be a happily married mother with a successful music blog and satellite radio show. But that was before her husband John relapsed on drugs and went missing. That was before he was presumed dead. And before she was framed for his murder.When a commenter on Nessa’s blog starts harass... read more

The Other Alcott: A Novel

Elise Hooper

A People Magazine and POPSUGAR pick! “[May's] adventures illuminate the world of intrepid female artists in the late 1800s […] The Other Alcott comes alive in its development of the relationship between Louisa and May.” --The New York TimesElise Hooper’s debut novel conjures the fascinating, untold story of May Alcott—Louisa’s youngest sister and an artist in her own right.We all know the stor... read more

A People Magazine and POPSUGAR pick! “[May's] adventures illuminate the world of intrepid female artists in the late 1800s […] The Other Alcott comes alive in its development of the relationship between Louisa and May.” --The New York TimesElise Hooper’s debut novel conjures the fascinating, untold story of May Alcott—Louisa’s youngest sister and an artist in her own right.We all know the stor... read more

Under a Dark Sky: A Novel

Lori Rader-Day

From the critically-acclaimed author of The Day I Died comes a terrifying twist on a locked-room mystery that will keep readers guessing until the last pageOnly in the dark can she find the truth . . .Since her husband died, Eden Wallace's life has diminished down to a tiny pinprick, like a far-off star in the night sky. She doesn't work, has given up on her love of photography, and is so plag... read more

From the critically-acclaimed author of The Day I Died comes a terrifying twist on a locked-room mystery that will keep readers guessing until the last pageOnly in the dark can she find the truth . . .Since her husband died, Eden Wallace's life has diminished down to a tiny pinprick, like a far-off star in the night sky. She doesn't work, has given up on her love of photography, and is so plag... read more

House of Shadows: An Enthralling Historical Mystery

Nicola Cornick

The wooded hills of Oxfordshire conceal the remains of the aptly named Ashdown House—a wasted pile of cinders and regret. Once home to the daughter of a king, Ashdown and its secrets will unite three women across four centuries in a tangle of intrigue, deceit and destiny…In the winter of 1662, Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen, is on her deathbed. She entrusts an ancient pearl, rumored to hav... read more

The wooded hills of Oxfordshire conceal the remains of the aptly named Ashdown House—a wasted pile of cinders and regret. Once home to the daughter of a king, Ashdown and its secrets will unite three women across four centuries in a tangle of intrigue, deceit and destiny…In the winter of 1662, Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen, is on her deathbed. She entrusts an ancient pearl, rumored to hav... read more

Keep You Safe: A Novel

Melissa Hill

Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult & Liane Moriarty.Good mother or bad? Who decides....Widowed nurse Kate and mum of two Madeleine couldn't be more different in their approaches to parenting.Kate knows her husband's death has made her more protective of her daughter, but she's not going to apologise for it.Madeleine feels there's no such thing as a perfect mother and while her parenting style ma... read more

Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult & Liane Moriarty.Good mother or bad? Who decides....Widowed nurse Kate and mum of two Madeleine couldn't be more different in their approaches to parenting.Kate knows her husband's death has made her more protective of her daughter, but she's not going to apologise for it.Madeleine feels there's no such thing as a perfect mother and while her parenting style ma... read more

Then & Now: Book 1

Karen A. Leppert

Seth Mathis races away from what his peers are running toward: college, a career, wife, family…the white picket fence lifestyle lived by most people in his quaint hometown.But then he meets Sarah Matthews, who stops Seth dead in his tracks with her quick-wit, intelligence, and charm. Sarah and Seth embark on a thrilling ride called “first love” with its youthful passion and insecurities. Their... read more

Seth Mathis races away from what his peers are running toward: college, a career, wife, family…the white picket fence lifestyle lived by most people in his quaint hometown.But then he meets Sarah Matthews, who stops Seth dead in his tracks with her quick-wit, intelligence, and charm. Sarah and Seth embark on a thrilling ride called “first love” with its youthful passion and insecurities. Their... read more

The Deceptive Lady Darby (Lost Ladies of London Book 2)

Adele Clee

When a lost lady discovers that love is found far from home.After confessing her love for Lord Cunningham, Lady Rose Darby is whisked away by her father in the dead of night and locked in an old asylum. With no one but her paid companion, Miss Flint, for company, six months pass before Rose manages to escape.But her plans to return to London go awry when she finds herself at Everleigh, a spraw... read more

When a lost lady discovers that love is found far from home.After confessing her love for Lord Cunningham, Lady Rose Darby is whisked away by her father in the dead of night and locked in an old asylum. With no one but her paid companion, Miss Flint, for company, six months pass before Rose manages to escape.But her plans to return to London go awry when she finds herself at Everleigh, a spraw... read more

Counting Room (Gabe Ward Book 1)

Chris Culver

The victim was an investigative journalist working the biggest story of his career.He found something that shook him to his core.What secret did he take to his grave?Detective Gabriel Ward is a former Army intelligence officer with degrees in computer science and physics. As his department's computer crimes expert, he uses computer forensics to solve crimes as much as his street sense. But whe... read more

The victim was an investigative journalist working the biggest story of his career.He found something that shook him to his core.What secret did he take to his grave?Detective Gabriel Ward is a former Army intelligence officer with degrees in computer science and physics. As his department's computer crimes expert, he uses computer forensics to solve crimes as much as his street sense. But whe... read more

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Catherine Dershem

I have to say Beth was the most thorough copy editor I have worked with. I'm looking forward to working with her again on my next manuscript.

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Catherine Dershem, April 2019


Arabella Austin

Beth did a great job on getting back with me in a prompt fashion. Her work was reasonable, and she did it in an efficient and timely manner.

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Arabella Austin, March 2019


Alison Aimes

I loved working with Beth. She did a terrific job proofreading my ms. Her edits were clear and right on, and there were a number of times she caught a critical plot detail that had escaped earlier edits. She really saved me. Not to mention that she did it all in a prompt manner, getting my book back to me just when she said she would and staying in touch the entire time. I would highly recomm...

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Alison Aimes, March 2019


Jill Brashear

I would give Beth 10 stars if I could! She did a wonderful job proofreading my manuscript. I will be using her again in the future!

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Jill Brashear, March 2019


S.I. Taylor

I hired Beth to proofread my manuscript which was over 100k and she did an excellent job. Her services started and ended at the time she specified. I will definitely hire her again to proofread another one of my manuscript in the future.

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S.I. Taylor, December 2018

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