CJ Harter

CJ Harter - Editor

Manchester, UK

Fiction editor, proofreader, novelist. I specialise in fiction editing for authors preparing to self-publish or pitch to agents/publishers

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I write psychological suspense novels, and I offer editing and proofreading services. My mission? To be midwife to indie authors' self-publishing dreams. You write, I polish. Simple!
I've edited several already-published novels, and I work with authors on the cusp of publishing which is always exciting. Approaching a professional editor can be daunting, I know. Don't worry: I will help you decide what kind of edit your manuscript needs, and I'll hold your hand throughout the editing process. Remember, I'm a published author myself, so I understand how you feel about your project.
I will keep in regular contact with you, and I will meet our mutually agreed deadlines. I charge by the word. You control your word count, so you control my fee.
I will work with you to make your manuscript shine. Let's get started...
English (UK)
Biographies & Memoirs
Mystery & Crime
Thriller & Suspense


  • Trainaid Training For Life HABC Level 3 Award in Education and Training
  • Bolton Institute of Higher Education BA(Hons) Literature with Philosophy, First Class


  • Writing On The Wall Pulp Idol Contest 2017 Runner-up
  • Chill With A Book Readers' Award 2018
  • Scriptshop Shield Scriptwriting Contest 2019 Finalist

Work experience

Creative Writing Tutor

January, 2015 – Present (over 6 years)

Designing and delivering beginners' creative writing courses for adults in a variety of settings, including for Adult Education Services and NHS Mental Health Services.

Fiction Editor

January, 2015 – Present (over 6 years)

I provide editing and proofreading services to authors preparing to self-publish or pitch to agents and publishers

Volunteers Manager

The Reader Organisation
October, 2011 – January, 2015 (over 3 years)

Responsible for recruitment, training, placement and support of volunteers to deliver shared reading and poetry sessions with older people and people living with dementia in care settings. Involved project management including record-keeping, staff supervision, budget-monitoring and reporting, risk assessments including Health and Safety and Fire risk assessments. Responsible for volunteering policy development across the organisation and for ensuring compliance with Protection of Vulnerable Adults legislation. Working to and achieving performance targets.

My Life In Their Hands

Gallagher, Stephen, McKiernan, Julie

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