My mission is to help authors write books that showcase their expertise, giving them a higher profile and helping them achieve their business goals.
In my 25-year career in writing and publishing, I've worked on all kinds of business books and other content. But I'm also comfortable with technology and scientific subjects because I started my career as a tech journalist and later edited science magazines.
I love seeing clients achieve success with their books, whether that's reaching #1 in specialist Amazon bestseller charts (The Smart Home Manual, The Waste Detectives) or formal awards:
🏆 Sandra Lam: finalist, The Business Book Awards 2023
🏆 Christina D Warner: Gold Medal, Axion Business Book Awards 2020
🙏 Client testimonial: "Beyond Graham’s fantastic suggestions, I was struck by his upbeat attitude. He was as much a coach as he was an editor. His feedback was accompanied by positive comments which motivated me to do a great job on my revisions. He made me feel like I might have a good book on my hands." - Marlon Buchanan
My services include:
📕 COPY EDITING
Correcting spelling and grammatical mistakes, improving readability, and implementing a "style guide."
A final read-through to pick up any mistakes that have been missed in copy editing.
📗 EDITORIAL ASSESSMENT
An expert second opinion in the form of a short report (typically 3-4 pages) with practical action points.
📙 DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING
An overview assessment report plus detailed comments and suggestions on your first draft in the manuscript.
My quotes are based on:
1. Number of words
The longer the book, the longer the job will take.
If the book has particularly technical content, it could take me longer.
I've worked as a writer and editor for 25 years. Before book editing, I edited business-to-business (B2B) and consumer (B2C) magazines, including South West Business Insider and the popular science titles BBC Focus and BBC Sky at Night.
Awards: The Best Writing on Mathematics 2017 (Princeton University Press); Digital Magazine Award x 2
Academic qualifications: Journalism; Physics.
- Digital Magazine Award (DMA) for BBC Focus
- CrimeFest Flashbang award for crime fiction
- Axiom Business Book Awards 2020, Gold Medal
- PGDip in magazine journalism
I combine book writing and editing with journalism, contributing to a range of publications and providing SEO-friendly copywriting for businesses, marketing and PR agencies.
I edited South West Business Insider, a monthly business-to-business magazine, for 18 months. The role involved writing and commissioning content for each issue, as well as facilitating business events across the South West region.
I edited the UK’s top-selling monthly science magazine, BBC Focus, overseeing the print
and digital editions and podcast. Prior to that, I launched BBC Sky at Night magazine, based on the long-running astronomy show.
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