John Drake

John Drake - Editor

Dublin, Ireland

Owner of Cobblestones, a proofreading and editing service based in Dublin, Ireland.

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I am the owner of, a high quality proofreading and editing service.  I am also an established author, based in Dublin, Ireland. On the writing side, I specialise in satirical novels and have covered topics as varied as Genghis Khan, a Neanderthal engineer, time travellers from Southend, as well as shining a light on the comedic side of the Black Death of 14th century Europe. My work has been included in several anthologies, most notably the Perito Prize in both 2019 and 2020. I proof all my own work - over a third of a million words and counting - and so know the high standards that anyone should expect from a proofreader. You can be sure that I will give the same care and attention to your work as I do to my own.
English (UK)
English (US)
Historical Fiction
Humor & Comedy


  • Perito Prize finalist, 2019
  • Perito Prize finalist, 2020
  • Independent Audiobook Awards finalist, 2020

Work experience


February, 2021 – Present (almost 2 years)

Owner of Cobblestones, a proofreading and editing service based in Dublin, Ireland.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Making Man

Drake, John

Cheating Death

Drake, John, Drake, John

Killing Chance

Drake, John

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