Tom Feltham

Tom Feltham – Editor

Copy-editor and proofreader. 10+ years editing commercial, academic and literary content for publishers including Hurst and Hachette.


I am a freelance editor with a decade of in-house experience editing content for the Wellcome Trust, Amazon UK and Thomson Reuters, and more than five years' experience freelancing as a copy-editor and proofreader for publishers including Hachette, Oneworld and Hurst. I hold professional proofreading and copy-editing certifications, a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature and a Master's Degree in Creative Writing.

As both a creative writing graduate and an experienced editor across multiple genres, I know how to help craft a story and provide constructive feedback and when to let a writer's voice speak for itself. As a one-time editor for the world's largest medical research charity (The Wellcome Trust), a tech behemoth (Amazon) and a media information company (Thomson Reuters), I know how to communicate often complex information to a variety of audiences while maintaining a strong, consistent voice. Finally, as a proofreader and copy-editor of academic books for Hurst, Oneworld and Reaktion, I'm adept at fact-checking and formatting reference-heavy texts and helping them reach both specialists and those encountering a subject for the first time.

So whether you've written a research thesis, a detective novel, a space odyssey, a laboriously researched biography or some tricksy combination of all of the above, I'm here to help. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

Biographies & Memoirs Entertainment History Political Science & Current Affairs
Contemporary Fiction Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime
English (AUS) English (UK) English (US)
  • BA in English Literature
  • MA in Creative Writing
  • Professional Certificate in Copy-Editing
  • Professional Certificate in Proofreading

Work experience


Jan, 2015 — Present

Editorial consulting, proofreading and copy-editing for a diverse range of clients, including Hachette UK, Hurst Publishers UK and individual authors. Tailoring approach to suit projects ranging from PhD theses to novels and non-fiction (academic and popular). Working flexibly to meet strict deadlines and ensuring a high standard of quality at all times.

Thomson Reuters

Oct, 2011 — May, 2017 (over 5 years)

Amazon UK

Nov, 2010 — Nov, 2011 (about 1 year)

The Wellcome Trust

Mar, 2008 — Mar, 2009 (about 1 year)


Sergei Rachmaninoff

Rebecca Mitchell

Drawing extensively on Russian-language sources, a concise yet comprehensive survey of the life and work of one of classical music’s great composers. Unquestionably one of the most popular composers of classical music, Sergei Rachmaninoff has not always been s... read more

Dan Kaszeta

Nerve agents are the world's deadliest means of chemical warfare. Nazi Germany developed the first military-grade nerve agents and massive industry for their manufacture - yet, strangely, the Third Reich never used them. At the end of the Second World War, the... read more
The Final Flight

Blatch, James

Crooked Alleys

Soraya Lennie

By 2013, Iranians were suffocating, as though the streets had become narrower, the buildings taller, the dirty air thicker. In electing Hassan Rouhani, they chose a new, reformist leader, burying the days when a Holocaust-denying president had pushed Iran to t... read more
Spooks on Dream Street

Jewel, Jefferson Lewis


Peter Rimmer

A young man’s search for adventure, the birth of a new nation, and a war that would change southern Africa forever… The year is 1890, and the sun never sets on the British Empire. James Carregan is eager to find fortune and excitement, far away from his protec... read more
He’s your perfect date. You’re his next victim. When the tortured body of a young woman is found in a dumpster, her eyes swollen shut and her clothes soaked with blood, Detective Erika Foster is one of the first at the crime scene. The trouble is, this time, i... read more
‘She shivered, though the kitchen was warm. Icicles of foreboding trickled down her spine. With trembling hands she whipped back her hair at the nape of her neck. As she turned away from the window, she missed the shadow passing by.’One dark winter’s morning, ... read more
Why is the North East the most distinctive region of England? Where do the stereotypes about North Easterners come from, and why are they so often misunderstood? In this wideranging new history of the people of North East England, Dan Jackson explores the deep... read more

Tom has 55 reviews





Gideon R.

Gideon R.

May, 2024

As always, Tom's work has been speedy, accurate, and most helpful. I'm very grateful for his good work.
Matthew D.

Matthew D.

May, 2024

Tom was great! Knew his stuff, very responsive & knowledgeable.
Neela K.

Neela K.

Mar, 2024

As always, Tom did a fantastic job and returned it to me quicker than anticipated. Looking forward to working with him again.
Dusan F.

Dusan F.

Jan, 2024

Tom was incredibly helpful and did everything I could have hoped for. I'd use his help again without hesitation.
Robin L.

Robin L.

Jan, 2024

This was my first time working with Tom, but not my first time working with a proof-reader. Tom was very responsive, answering all my questions which were many, and did the job in exactly the time he said he would. The work was professional and much needed on my manuscript. I would hire Tom again.

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