Hire a Copy Editor in United Kingdom

We've sourced the best copy editors in United Kingdom who are ready to help you with all your copy editing needs.

Elizabeth W.

Elizabeth W.

London, United Kingdom

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I am a freelance editor with over fourteen years experience. My skills include proof reading, structural editing and copy editing.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Parragon
  • Robert Hale, Ltd.
  • Hodder and Stoughton

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Picture Books Children's Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Thriller & Suspense

Penny H.

Penny H.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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I'm a writer, editor and editorial consultant on ELT materials, both print and digital. 


Work experience:

  • Penny Hands Editorial Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Education & Reference Non-Fiction

Caroline O.

Caroline O.

Durham, United Kingdom

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A flexible, thorough editor with an eye for detail and consistency. I make sure that the little things don't distract from the big things. 


Work experience:

  • Orr Editorial

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Fantasy Science Fiction Urban Fantasy Horror Thriller & Suspense Dystopian Mathematics & Statistics Math & Science Non-Fiction Technology

Rachel E.

Rachel E.

London, United Kingdom

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A reliable and highly proficient copy editor and proofreader, with 10+ years' experience from several of the UK's top publishing companies.


Work experience:

  • Orion Publishing Group
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Sage Academic Publishers
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Various

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Romance Fiction Action & Adventure Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Holiday Young Adult Thriller & Suspense Humor & Comedy

Deborah W.

Deborah W.

England, United Kingdom

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Editor/proofreader: experience in post-doc level books to EYFS and primary KS1 via academic articles, theses and commercial reports


Work experience:

  • Wordwisewebb
  • Warwick Business School
  • SGS Environment
  • Oxfordshire County Council

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Nature Engineering Math & Science Education & Reference Sports & Outdoors Parenting & Families Physics & Chemistry Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Life Sciences

Tom V.

Tom V.

Plymouth, United Kingdom

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I am an editor, a prize-winning author and creative writing lecturer with more than ten years' experience.


Work experience:

  • Short Fiction Literary Journal
  • Plymouth University
  • Arvon

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Short Story Mystery & Crime True Crime Non-Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Kim Y.

Kim Y.

Norfolk, United Kingdom

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Non-fiction editor offering extensive experience across a wide variety of arts, humanities, social sciences, and general trade lists.


Work experience:

  • Yarwood Editorial Services
  • Antique Collectors' Club
  • Martin Books, Simon & Schuster (UK)
  • The Ilex Press (Octopus Publishing Group)
  • The Stationery Office (TSO; HMSO, privatized)
  • Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO)
  • Henderson Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Indexing

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Business & Management Antiques & Collectibles Writing & Publishing Design Travel Political Science & Current Affairs Psychology

Keith M.

Keith M.

London, United Kingdom

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Nonfiction publisher (25 years) specializing in science; author of one nonfiction book, three scifi novels and many TV entertainment shows.


Work experience:

  • Oxford University Press
  • Addison-Wesley/Pearson Education
  • Pergamon Press
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Science Fiction Fiction Computers & Internet Non-Fiction Children's - Non-fiction Math & Science Philosophy Humanities & Social Sciences Technology Physics & Chemistry Entertainment Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences

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Copy editor for hire in the UK

If you’ve ever fallen victim to embarrassing email typos, errors in a work document, or even mistakes in your own published writing, you already understand the importance of copy editing. Needless to say, if you’ve written an entire book, you’re going to want a copy editor to look it over before you proceed.

Of course, what a copy editor does extends far beyond the realm of basic spelling and grammatical errors. A truly effective copy editor will register the signature style and tone of your story, and note down any places where it veers away. They’ll eliminate instances of inconsistent tense, POV, and pacing, all of which can confuse the reader and distract from the narrative. But perhaps most importantly, they’ll give you — the author — peace of mind as you prepare to publish. A thorough copy edit is the literary equivalent to a yearly physical: even if nothing’s wrong, it’s still much better to know for sure.

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