Helena Fairfax

Helena Fairfax - Editor

Bradford, UK

Experienced editor | Developmental advice and copy-editing services | Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading

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Overview

I provide editing services for writers of a range of genres, in particular romance and commercial women’s fiction. As a published author, I know how important it is to have an encouraging, professional, and thoughtful editor look over your manuscript. I work with independent authors, helping them bring out the best in their novels before self-publishing, and with writers who are going through the process of submitting to agents and publishers.
I'm a member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, the Romantic Novelists' Association and the Society of Authors.
Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
History
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Romance
Women's Fiction
Young Adult

Work experience

Developmental and Copy Editor

Self-employed
January, 2016 – Present (almost 5 years)

I'm a published author of several romance novels. I began freelance editing after being approached by a romance author who was putting together an anthology of short stories. Since then my reputation for providing a thoughtful and conscientious developmental editing service has grown. My work is primarily with independent authors who are planning to self-publish.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

The Vineyard in Alsace: A feel-good, heartwarming romance

Julie Stock

Is there really such a thing as a second chance at love?Fran Schell has only just become engaged when she finds her fiancé in bed with another woman. She knows this is the push she needs to break free of him and to leave London. She applies for her dream job on a vineyard in Alsace, in France, not far from her family home, determined to concentrate on her work.Didier Le Roy can hardly believe ... read more

Is there really such a thing as a second chance at love?Fran Schell has only just become engaged when she finds her fiancé in bed with another woman. She knows this is the push she needs to break free of him and to leave London. She applies for her dream job on a vineyard in Alsace, in France, not far from her family home, determined to concentrate on her work.Didier Le Roy can hardly believe ... read more

Over You (Sam's Story) (From Here to You Book 2)

Julie Stock

Over You tells Sam's Story following on from the end of the first book in the series, From Here to NashvilleCan the magic of Cornwall help two lost souls to heal?Heartbroken after seeing the love of his life marry someone else, Sam Andrews wants to escape all the painful reminders of her and to try and move on. Remembering his happy family holidays surfing in Cornwall, he travels to Newquay to... read more

Over You tells Sam's Story following on from the end of the first book in the series, From Here to NashvilleCan the magic of Cornwall help two lost souls to heal?Heartbroken after seeing the love of his life marry someone else, Sam Andrews wants to escape all the painful reminders of her and to try and move on. Remembering his happy family holidays surfing in Cornwall, he travels to Newquay to... read more

Finding You (Jenna's Story) (From Here to You Book 3)

Julie Stock

Finding You tells Jenna's Story following on from the end of the first book in the series, From Here to NashvilleCan love blossom despite all the obstacles in its way?Jenna Andrews’ delight at welcoming her boyfriend, Will back from his business trip to Nashville is short-lived when he tells her that he now has to leave for Paris for the next few months. What with running her busy flower shop ... read more

Finding You tells Jenna's Story following on from the end of the first book in the series, From Here to NashvilleCan love blossom despite all the obstacles in its way?Jenna Andrews’ delight at welcoming her boyfriend, Will back from his business trip to Nashville is short-lived when he tells her that he now has to leave for Paris for the next few months. What with running her busy flower shop ... read more

Miss Moonshine's Emporium of Happy Endings: A feel-good collection of heartwarming stories

Helena Fairfax, Melinda Hammond, Helen Pollard, Kate Field, Marie Laval, Angela Wren, Jacqui Cooper, Sophie Claire, Mary Jayne Baker

Sometimes what you need is right there waiting for you... Miss Moonshine’s Wonderful Emporium has stood in the pretty Yorkshire town of Haven Bridge for as long as anyone can remember. With her ever-changing stock, Miss Moonshine has a rare gift for providing exactly what her customers need: a fire opal necklace that provides a glimpse of a different life; a novel whose phantom doodler casts a... read more

Sometimes what you need is right there waiting for you... Miss Moonshine’s Wonderful Emporium has stood in the pretty Yorkshire town of Haven Bridge for as long as anyone can remember. With her ever-changing stock, Miss Moonshine has a rare gift for providing exactly what her customers need: a fire opal necklace that provides a glimpse of a different life; a novel whose phantom doodler casts a... read more

Warrior: Battling infertility - staying sane while trying to conceive

Tori Day

Ever had to leave the room when someone announces their pregnancy?Ever felt like weeing on sticks is your only hobby?Wondered if you’re losing your mind?Then this book is for you.Tori takes us with her on her roller coaster journey to conceive. She documents the highs and lows with complete candour, striking self-awareness and a sense of humour. Hope prevails throughout the crushing monthly di... read more

Ever had to leave the room when someone announces their pregnancy?Ever felt like weeing on sticks is your only hobby?Wondered if you’re losing your mind?Then this book is for you.Tori takes us with her on her roller coaster journey to conceive. She documents the highs and lows with complete candour, striking self-awareness and a sense of humour. Hope prevails throughout the crushing monthly di... read more

Christmas at Miss Moonshine's Emporium: An uplifting collection of feel-good festive stories

Helena Fairfax, Mary Jayne Baker, Sophie Claire, Jacqui Cooper, Angela Wren, Marie Laval, Kate Field, Helen Pollard, Melinda Hammond

When the magic of Christmas is just what you're looking for...There’s something magical about Miss Moonshine’s Wonderful Emporium, and at Christmas she brings an added sparkle to the inhabitants of the pretty Yorkshire town of Haven Bridge. Customers who step over her threshold find an eccentric collection of gifts, but Miss Moonshine has a rare knack for providing exactly what they need: a st... read more

When the magic of Christmas is just what you're looking for...There’s something magical about Miss Moonshine’s Wonderful Emporium, and at Christmas she brings an added sparkle to the inhabitants of the pretty Yorkshire town of Haven Bridge. Customers who step over her threshold find an eccentric collection of gifts, but Miss Moonshine has a rare knack for providing exactly what they need: a st... read more

The Bistro by Watersmeet Bridge

Julie Stock

When Olivia goes to manage Finn's failing bistro, will they end up sharing a table for two, or will it be a recipe for disaster?Olivia Fuller longs to manage one of the restaurants in her father’s chain and to break free to live the independent life she’s wanted for so long. When her father finally puts his trust in her and sends her to a failing restaurant in Devon, she’s confident she can pr... read more

When Olivia goes to manage Finn's failing bistro, will they end up sharing a table for two, or will it be a recipe for disaster?Olivia Fuller longs to manage one of the restaurants in her father’s chain and to break free to live the independent life she’s wanted for so long. When her father finally puts his trust in her and sends her to a failing restaurant in Devon, she’s confident she can pr... read more

Finding Frank: A Memoir

Townsend, Rachel

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