"Colm is an editor who fully engages with your work. His readings are smart, thorough and observant; his comments are thoughtful and helpful; his advice is kind, respectful and often very funny.
He has a real eye for the bigger picture – characterisation, plot arcs, tension, weird recurring issues you could never in a million years have identified on your own but that are glaringly obvious as soon as he points them out. I would highly recommend him as an editor, for both structural and more detailed work."
Elodie Olson-Coons, writer and editor
- BA (Hons) English Studies - University of Stirling
- MSc Creative Writing - University of Edinburgh
Providing developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading for a range of projects. Working collaboratively with writers to untangle plot points, smooth the structure, and ensure a consistent, engaging style.
Focused on producing and editing concise, clear non-fiction writing. The purpose of the role was to simplify technical concepts for general audiences without losing relevant context and content. This honed my line-level editing and proofreading skills, so that I could help writers convey the most powerful message efficiently.
Worked with several writers, providing developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading. Covered a range of styles and content, from historical dramas to a number of memoirs. It was a pleasure and a satisfying challenge to help with the latter especially: helping to make a work the best it can be, while handling the writer's experiences with care and tact.
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