Your story. Your voice. That won't change. I specialise in line editing, copy editing and proofreading for independent authors, helping you to create books that your readers will love. I work at sentence level to make your manuscript ready for self-publishing or sending to an agent.
If you aren't sure what to expect from the editing process, let me put your mind at rest. Many of my clients felt exactly the same. But I'll be with you every step of the way, providing positive and constructive feedback. I believe in editing with empathy and working together. It's my job to polish your writing so it flows smoothly, allowing you to concentrate on producing great stories.
My regular publishing clients include:
Head of Zeus
Lake Union Publising (Amazon)
Blue Baltic Press
Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
I provide line editing, copy editing and proofreading services to independent authors and publishers and specialise in contemporary romance, literary fiction and crime/thriller.
Set between London and New Zealand and intertwining past and present, The Time Before The Time To Come follows Victoria’s journey as she rediscovers her Maori heritage and embarks on a path of self-discovery,unwrapping layers of her past to try to make sense of her present.The Time Before The Time To Come beautifully encapsulates the family ties that exist from one generation to the nextand ex... 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 mutilated body of a man is discovered inside a suitcase on Santa Monica Beach, his UK passpor....
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
Nicole Sutton s world has been turned upside down. Sixteen and suffering the fallout of a devasta....
It is 1936 and Spain is on the brink of civil war. Across Europe, young men are enlisting in the....
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
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
You can escape a place. But you can't escape yourself. Hanna flees the scene of a terrible crime in her native Sligo. If she can just vanish, re-invent herself under a new name, perhaps the police won't catch up with her. London seems the perfect place to disappear. Lara has always loved Matthew and imagined happy married life in Dublin. Then comes the bombshell – Matthew says he wants to join... read more
They said the killings were the word of Satan. But Beatrice Scarlet, the apothecary's daughter, detects the hands of men... New Hampshire, 1756: The god-fearing farmers of Sutton are suffering divine punishment for unknown sins. Crops fail, cows die and fish are poisoned by their water. Six pigs, slaughtered in their sty, bear the mark of the devils in their mouths. But to Beatrice Scarlet, th... read more
'Historical fiction doesn't get much better than this' ANGUS DONALD, author of The Outlaw Chronicles. 'Matthew Harffy's tale of England in the Dark Ages is nothing less than superb' HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY. 'Murder, betrayal and vengeance fuel tribal warfare and personal combat. Beobrand is the warrior to follow' DAVID GILMAN. Beobrand is compelled by his brother's almost-certain murder to em... read more
The forest is a deadly place. Nobody knows this better than Penny. She has spent her whole life hiding in the darkness, shielding herself from the terrors that watch and wait within the trees.When Penny is abandoned and left for dead in the forest, she is forced to navigate this terrifying labyrinth in order to return home to her son and take revenge on the woman who tried to kill her.But the ... read more
"An outstanding debut novel – storytelling at its finest" Stephen LeatherIt’s the morning after the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in London. The city is relaxed as rarely before, delighted with itself at how spectacularly it has hosted the uplifting event. The capital, however, will be rudely and brutally awoken from its self-congratulation by a shocking atrocity committed upon innocen... read more
"Elemantal and intriguing" – Linda France Emma sees something impossible again – a man walking unharmed out of a deep churning river. Last time her parents thought she was hallucinating. Now she’ll keep it secret. Is Emma going crazy? Or does she see things the others can’t see – or won’t admit to seeing? On the surface is a family in crisis. Emma is an awkward teenager in a world of her own, ... read more
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I'm from the Rocky Mountain west. I've edited ten best selling thrillers, all for the same author. Now I'd like to help you.
I’m an experienced editor and copywriter based in Edinburgh specialising in crime and mystery, literary fiction and sport.