Cally Worden

Cally Worden - Editor

Retford, UK

Fiction editor and proofreader - I work with independent authors and specialise in mysteries, thrillers, crime and suspense

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Overview

I’m Cally Worden, and I’m a professional fiction editor. I work with independent authors and use a range of smart editorial strategies to help them create seamless, engaging stories – with no distractions.

You know what I mean. Those things that can slip past you when you're so close to your own words, such as inconsistencies in your plot, characterisation or dialogue. And pesky errors in spelling and grammar.

These are distractions - some big, some small - that interfere with the flow of your story. All good writers get them. The best know that editing is essential if you are to catch and correct such errors, and keep those pages turning.

Editing is an art in itself and, to be done well, requires good training. I completed mine with the highly regarded UK Publishing Training Centre. In addition, I’m a member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, which is the most widely respected organisation for editorial professionals in the UK. Any work I do is conducted in accordance with their Code of Practice.

I know what good writing looks like, and how to create it. I’m trained in journalism, have worked as a freelance writer, and I have both fiction and non-fiction writing published on the web, in national glossies, and with traditional publishers.

Words are my thing, and now I editing fills my day. I can help you make your novel stand out from the rest by working with you to eliminate those big little errors that can make all the difference. Together we can ensure your novel is the very best it can be before your readers even get their hands on it.

Do get in touch today for a chat about how I can help you - I'd love to hear your story.

Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (SA)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Crime & Mystery
Dystopian
Horror
Short Story
Thriller
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
March, 2015 – Present (almost 4 years)

Providing editorial services to independent authors.

Writer

Self-employed
June, 2010 – March, 2015 (over 4 years)

Providing freelance fiction and non-fiction writing services to a range of global clients.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

The Felicity Hunters: A Maple Carey Mystery (Maple Carey Mysteries Book 1)

Deirdré Connolly

On the eve of a trip to America, Lara Harper’s grandmother reveals an intriguing chapter of their family history, the story of the felicity hunters of Maple Carey.When more family secrets surface Lara sets out to discover why fascinating events in her family’s past have been concealed. As she travels to America, Singapore and Australia in search of evidence, it appears there is someone else in... read more

On the eve of a trip to America, Lara Harper’s grandmother reveals an intriguing chapter of their family history, the story of the felicity hunters of Maple Carey.When more family secrets surface Lara sets out to discover why fascinating events in her family’s past have been concealed. As she travels to America, Singapore and Australia in search of evidence, it appears there is someone else in... read more

The Coal Boat

Sam Kirk

Frustrated by the suffocating cultural apathy of her 1930s northern pit community, teenager Nancy dreams of pursuing an emancipated life in London. When her escape strategy derails, Nancy is forced to carve an alternative path to freedom that challenges her place as a young woman in a changing world.Swept into a heady bohemian London lifestyle, Nancy soon learns that a life lived without restr... read more

Frustrated by the suffocating cultural apathy of her 1930s northern pit community, teenager Nancy dreams of pursuing an emancipated life in London. When her escape strategy derails, Nancy is forced to carve an alternative path to freedom that challenges her place as a young woman in a changing world.Swept into a heady bohemian London lifestyle, Nancy soon learns that a life lived without restr... read more

Here Casts No Shadow

Bronwen Griffiths

Here Casts No Shadow explores the impact of war, exile and trauma on a family and the consequences of a single act of revenge. This is a story of war and refuge, told from a woman's perspective. Fifteen year old Mira lives a quiet life in the small town of Zazour. Her country of Lyrian is under the grip of a ruthless dictator but the political situation has little impact on Mira's daily life u... read more

Here Casts No Shadow explores the impact of war, exile and trauma on a family and the consequences of a single act of revenge. This is a story of war and refuge, told from a woman's perspective. Fifteen year old Mira lives a quiet life in the small town of Zazour. Her country of Lyrian is under the grip of a ruthless dictator but the political situation has little impact on Mira's daily life u... read more

As Devious As The Devil: A tale of Police corruption in 1960's Britain.

K W Traynor

The story follows the devious exploits of Tom Sharkey a lovable rouge. Born in Northern Ireland at the beginning of world war two and raised in a very dilapidated cottage in the middle of the countryside outside Derry Northen Ireland. After years of poverty Tom decides to leave Northern Ireland to seek his fortune in England where he finds himself mixed up in the murky world of Police corrupti... read more

The story follows the devious exploits of Tom Sharkey a lovable rouge. Born in Northern Ireland at the beginning of world war two and raised in a very dilapidated cottage in the middle of the countryside outside Derry Northen Ireland. After years of poverty Tom decides to leave Northern Ireland to seek his fortune in England where he finds himself mixed up in the murky world of Police corrupti... read more

The Stonemason

Andrew Ziminski

Andrew Ziminski is a stonemason living and working in what was ancient Wessex. He has three decades of hands-on experience with the tangible history of this country, including raising stones at Stonehenge, the restoration of roman ruins in the City of Bath and work to save some of our most important medieval churches and cathedrals. But there's nothing dusty about this stonemason. The Stonemas... read more

Andrew Ziminski is a stonemason living and working in what was ancient Wessex. He has three decades of hands-on experience with the tangible history of this country, including raising stones at Stonehenge, the restoration of roman ruins in the City of Bath and work to save some of our most important medieval churches and cathedrals. But there's nothing dusty about this stonemason. The Stonemas... read more

The Flower Shop

Paul Addington

A historical, romantic novel, the stories that make up this collection run from WWI to just after WWII. They reflect the history and personal lives of the shop owners and residents in 'Dick's Rowe', a row of seven quaint Tudor-style shops, each with living quarters above, built just after the Great War. Ranging from poignant to tragic to humorous, the lives of the shop owners and the founder o... read more

A historical, romantic novel, the stories that make up this collection run from WWI to just after WWII. They reflect the history and personal lives of the shop owners and residents in 'Dick's Rowe', a row of seven quaint Tudor-style shops, each with living quarters above, built just after the Great War. Ranging from poignant to tragic to humorous, the lives of the shop owners and the founder o... read more

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