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Deborah Blake

Deborah Blake - Editor

Bexley, Kent, United Kingdom

Experienced fiction editor and proofreader working with independent authors and publishers. A professional member of the SfEP.

Overview

I love working with independent authors helping them to get their manuscript in shape for self-publishing or sending to an agent.

I have over five years' experience, have undertaken industry-recognised training and can work onscreen or on paper. You can rest assured that I never miss a deadline and always stay within budget.

I also work with publishers and my regular clients include:
RefineCatch (Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Methuen Drama)
Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Whitefox (Head of Zeus, Bonnier/Twenty7 Books, Blue Baltic Press, Lake Union Publishing)
Bloodhound Books

Services
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Literature Romance Short Story Thriller Young Adult & Teen

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Without Trace: An edge of your seat psychological thriller (A Morgan Vine Thriller)

Simon Booker

For four long years, journalist Morgan Vine has campaigned for the release of her childhood sweetheart Danny Kilcannon - convicted, on dubious evidence, of murdering his 14 year-old stepdaughter. When a key witness recants, Danny is released from prison. With nowhere else to go, he relies on single mum Morgan and her teenage daughter, Lissa. But then Lissa goes missing. With her own child now ... read more

For four long years, journalist Morgan Vine has campaigned for the release of her childhood sweetheart Danny Kilcannon - convicted, on dubious evidence, of murdering his 14 year-old stepdaughter. When a key witness recants, Danny is released from prison. With nowhere else to go, he relies on single mum Morgan and her teenage daughter, Lissa. But then Lissa goes missing. With her own child now ... read more

The Santa Monica Suicide Club

Jeremy C. Thomas

The mutilated body of a man is discovered inside a suitcase on Santa Monica Beach, his UK passpor....

The mutilated body of a man is discovered inside a suitcase on Santa Monica Beach, his UK passpor....

The Woman in the Woods: a compelling new psychological thriller

Louise Mullins

The Woman in the Woods: a powerful new psychological thriller from a best-selling authorEditorial reviews:"A fantastic example of domestic noir that will keep you turning the pages." Betsy Reavley, author of the best-selling thrillers The Quiet Ones, Carrion & The Optician's WifeBook description:Reporter, Rachel Harper, begins to investigate the disappearance of a local student. In the hope of... read more

The Woman in the Woods: a powerful new psychological thriller from a best-selling authorEditorial reviews:"A fantastic example of domestic noir that will keep you turning the pages." Betsy Reavley, author of the best-selling thrillers The Quiet Ones, Carrion & The Optician's WifeBook description:Reporter, Rachel Harper, begins to investigate the disappearance of a local student. In the hope of... read more

Rosa's Gold

Ray Kingfisher

Nicole Sutton s world has been turned upside down. Sixteen and suffering the fallout of a devasta....

Nicole Sutton s world has been turned upside down. Sixteen and suffering the fallout of a devasta....

Forgotten Women

Freda Lightfoot

It is 1936 and Spain is on the brink of civil war. Across Europe, young men are enlisting in the....

It is 1936 and Spain is on the brink of civil war. Across Europe, young men are enlisting in the....

How To Kill Friends And Implicate People

Jay Stringer

Fergus Fletcher is a hit man. For five thousand pounds, he’ll kill anyone you want. For seven, he’ll frame someone else. Pretending to kill someone is a first, but Alex Pennan has stolen from the mob and needs to fake his own death.Fergus is looking for love. So is Sam Ireland, a private investigator and part-time bike messenger. But she’s got her hands on a very important package and is in a ... read more

Fergus Fletcher is a hit man. For five thousand pounds, he’ll kill anyone you want. For seven, he’ll frame someone else. Pretending to kill someone is a first, but Alex Pennan has stolen from the mob and needs to fake his own death.Fergus is looking for love. So is Sam Ireland, a private investigator and part-time bike messenger. But she’s got her hands on a very important package and is in a ... read more

Forest of Mists

Gayle McCain

Rollo's Oak

Rojack

Rollo`s Oak Part OneA story for young adultsAs a troubled teenage girl Izzy and her rather staid twin brother James, join forces with their cousin Charlotte and discover that they have all inherited something rather unusual.With an ageing sceptical detective, his female sidekick and a young researcher they form a most unlikely alliance.Their target is a Russian billionaire who has hidden his t... read more

Rollo`s Oak Part OneA story for young adultsAs a troubled teenage girl Izzy and her rather staid twin brother James, join forces with their cousin Charlotte and discover that they have all inherited something rather unusual.With an ageing sceptical detective, his female sidekick and a young researcher they form a most unlikely alliance.Their target is a Russian billionaire who has hidden his t... read more

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