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.
'Gabrielle 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
'Gabrielle 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 for editing the manuscript with such care and a keen eye for detail.'
-- Robert Bryndza, bestselling author of 'The Night Stalker'
'Absolutely loving this . . . A great storyteller and a fabulous actor. Well done, sir!' DAVID HAREWOOD, actor and author of Maybe I Don't Belong Here'Phenomenal! Highly recommended' MALORIE BLACKMAN, author of Noughts and Crosses 'Sings with the words of a man who survives his struggles, and expresses himself through music, language and love' GRETCHEN GERZINA, author, historian and academicMe... read more
‘When you are someone that falls outside of categories in so many ways, a lot of things are said to you. And I have had a lot of things said to me.’ In None of the Above, Travis Alabanza examines seven phrases people have directed at them about their gender identity. These phrases have stayed with them over the years. Some are deceptively innocuous, some deliberately loaded or offensive, some ... read more
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