I am an experienced copyeditor and proofreader with a gimlet eye for detail and a passion for a well-told story.
I work sensitively with each author’s individual style, preserving their unique voice, while ensuring that their story is told in the most effective way possible. I am respectful when delivering my edits, including clear explanations of each amendment, query or suggestion I make.
I check facts, timelines, plot coherence, style and character consistency; I verify spellings, including brand names and instances of foreign language; I line edit for sentence structure, punctuation, tense, repetitions and clarity.
I began my editing career working in-house at prizewinning indie publisher Tindal Street Press, where I copyedited the Costa First Novel Award winner, 'Beauty' by Raphael Selbourne. Since then, I have worked as a freelance copyeditor on bestselling titles such as 'The Girl in the Ice' by Robert Bryndza and 'After the Lie' by Kerry Fisher, which have each sold over a million copies.
I am experienced in literary and commercial fiction, including historical fiction, psychological thrillers, crime, young adult and contemporary women’s fiction – do take a look at my portfolio below. I am also more than happy to work with children’s fiction.
'Gabbie is an exceptionally thorough editor, whose suggestions are incisive, well-researched and immensely helpful. She is upbeat and constructive in her feedback and I can honestly say I’ve learned a lot from her edits. I’d recommend her to any author or publisher.'
-- Maisie Lawrence, commissioning editor, Bookouture
'Gabbie Chant is a delight to work with. Friendly, efficient and personable, but also a brilliant copyeditor who I can absolutely trust to approach a manuscript with both precision and sensitivity. I know that her work will always be detailed and insightful, and can happily recommend her as a very safe pair of hands.'
-- Hannah Bond, publishing executive, Bookouture
'Thank you to Gabrielle Chant for editing the manuscript with such care and a keen eye for detail.'
-- Robert Bryndza, bestselling author of 'The Night Stalker'
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Hands-on, collaborative editor with nearly twenty years of experience (most at PRHC) with historical, women's, mystery fiction and more.