Sophie B

Sophie B – Editor

Developmental and structural editor specialising in fiction, with experience working with Sunday Times bestselling authors across genres.

Overview

I’m a fiction editor with experience working across many genres, including romance, crime, suspense, historical and contemporary. I’ve worked with aspiring authors, debut novelists, and Sunday Times bestsellers, at every stage of the editorial process – from brainstorming ideas, to providing initial feedback on story and plot, to structural and line edits of a manuscript.


Whether you are looking to self-publish, for advice before submitting to agents, or for some help overcoming a tricky plot hole, I can help. I know sharing your work can be daunting, but a good editor will work wonders – giving you not only the confidence and clarity to take your writing to the next level, but also specific and constructive feedback that will immediately make a difference.


Do reach out with questions, or to request a quote!

Services
Fiction
Contemporary Romance Fantasy Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Magical Realism Romantic Comedy Women's Fiction
Languages
English (UK)

Work experience

HarperCollins

Sep, 2018 — Apr, 2021 (over 2 years)

Self employed

Sep, 2017 — Sep, 2019 (about 2 years)

Portfolio

Daughters of War

Dinah Jefferies

The first book in a brand new sweeping historical series from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author. France, 1944. Deep in the river valley of the Dordogne, in an old stone cottage on the edge of a beautiful village, three sisters long for the end of the wa... read more
Don’t miss the brand-new festive saga from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author Dilly Court! Paradise Row, London. December 1865. Snow is falling fast and Sally Suggs is working tirelessly to bring in enough money to keep bread on the table. Her father, a ... read more
Forgive Me

Susan Lewis

Don’t miss the brand-new book from the Sunday Times bestselling author Susan Lewis! I can’t forgive myself. Not after what I did. Could you? This is Claudia Winters’s last chance for a fresh start. Changing her name and leaving her old life behind, she has fle... read more
‘An absolute delight. It’s beautiful and elegiac and written with such a good heart’ BAFTA award-winning screenwriter and producer Russell T. Davies OBE ‘A simply heart-string tugging book that offers a ready escape route from these testing time’ Jon Gower, Na... read more
The No.1 Sunday Times bestselling novel! Love can last a lifetime. But can it last three? 1918World War One is over. But Clara’s fight for her family is only just beginning... 1947Clara’s daughter, Hannah, is in love for the first time – but like her mother be... read more
Don’t miss the unforgettable new romcom from the Sunday Times bestselling author – the most feel-good Christmas book of 2021, available to pre-order now! When Fran Cooper accepts a mysterious temporary job as a PA to a celebrity, she is swept off her feet over... read more
Don’t miss the brand-new chilling thriller from the bestselling author... High upon the cliffs of a remote Scottish island, there is a lighthouse that has weathered storms for centuries. Liv Stay has fled to the island, Lòn Haven, with her three daughters – Sa... read more
From the bestselling author of A Woman of Substance, a page-turning epic Victorian historical family saga. London 1889: Victorian London is a place of wealth, privilege and poverty, a city of extremes. For James Falconer, who grew up as a barrow boy on a Londo... read more
Contacts

Mark Watson

One man’s last journey. One hundred and fifty-eight chances to save his life. The unforgettable new book from award-winning writer and comedian Mark Watson! 'Mark Watson is one of my favourite writers and Contacts is by far his best book yet' Adam Kay ‘Witty, ... read more
Don’t miss the enchanting, heartwarming new novel from the bestselling author... Available to pre-order now! Years of mystery lie inside the case, just waiting to be unravelled... After fifty-eight years of playing it safe, Lucia Lemon wants something more fro... read more
An absolute must-read for fans of The Hunger Games... In a world where the Roman Empire never fell, two starcrossed lovers fight to ignite the spark of rebellion... Londinium, the last stronghold of the Romans left in Britannia, remains in a delicate state of ... read more
Last Night

Mhairi McFarlane

Two best friends. One missed chance. And a night that changes everything. Eve, Justin, Susie and Ed have been friends since they were eighteen. Now in their 30s, the four are still as close as ever, Thursday pub quiz night is still sacred, and Eve is still sec... read more

Sophie has 8 reviews

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Annabelle S.

Annabelle S.

Mar, 2022

Sophie was so helpful and eye-opening when giving feedback and suggestions for my manuscript. She balanced her critique really well; providing not just her own thoughts and advice but also resources and references to improve my overall skills as an author. I highly recommend Sophie for all your editing needs, I will definitely be working with her again. Thanks, Sophie!
Matilda S.

Matilda S.

Nov, 2021

Sophie is a highly skilled and amazing editor. I can’t recommend Sophie more. My book has changed dramatically. Pacing has been wildly improved and I’ve been able to see things differently that were always there. Sophie will teach you how to make the changes, how to understand elements of your novel that you didn’t before and how to transform your work into the very best version . She is profes...
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Robert James G.

Robert James G.

Jul, 2021

Working with Sophie has been a real pleasure. It's early days so far, but her encouragement, enthusiasm and advice has been first-rate. I have every expectation we will continue working together well into the future.
Donna H.

Donna H.

Jul, 2021

My experience of working with Sophie has been extremely positive. She has provided me with excellent feedback in the form of detail reports during our collaboration. She replied to messages promptly and professionally. I would definitely recommend working with Sophie, her advice and experience has been invaluable while drafting my first manuscript. Thank you Sophie. I hope to work with you ag...
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michael T.

michael T.

Jul, 2021

Sophie was very helpful on so many levels during the editing process. She looked at the manuscript from a lot of different angles, and offered constructive feedback on both structure and substance. Always taking into consideration the reader's potential interpretations, while balancing that with the author's goals and the integrity of the story. She has a sharp eye and is a pleasure to work ...
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