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.

Melissa H.

Melissa H.

Basingstoke, United Kingdom

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Highly experienced editor specialising in children's books. From critiques to copy-editing, my skills are here to help your story shine.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Piccadilly Press, London

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Action & Adventure Horror Thriller & Suspense Middle Grade Children's Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction

Anna B.

Anna B.

London, United Kingdom

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I have 10+ years' experience working on children's and YA writing at UK publishers including Hachette and HarperCollins.


Work experience:

  • Octopus (Hachette)
  • Carlton Books
  • Orchard (Hachette)
  • Egmont
  • N/A

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

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Middle Grade Fantasy Middle Grade Fantasy Humor & Comedy Science Fiction Young Adult Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction

Hannah H.

Hannah H.

Oxford, United Kingdom

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An editor with expertise in children's books, literacy and artwork design, I’ve worked with authors such as Julia Donaldson and Terry Deary.


Work experience:

  • Pearson Plc
  • Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • Oxford University Press
  • Hamilton Trust
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Camel Publishing Ltd.
  • BBC
  • Oxford Inspires
  • Blue Tutors
  • University of Oxford
  • Forge Media, University of Sheffield

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Picture Books Comics & Graphic Novels Young Adult Literary Fiction Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Education & Reference Comics (non fiction) ELT

Lucy B.

Lucy B.

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

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Copy editor, ghostwriter and national journalist. My specialisms are history, health, wellbeing, nutrition and real life/memoirs.


Work experience:

  • Herts Editorial
  • Daily Express

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing History Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Fiction Inspirational Parenting & Families Self-help & Self-improvement Writing & Publishing

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
  • 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 Philosophy Writing & Publishing Design Travel

Bryony S.

Bryony S.

England, United Kingdom

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Traditionally published biographer and ghostwriter, now working as an editor of memoirs, how-tos, and fiction ... with a twist.


Work experience:

  • Bryony Sutherland
  • Atomic Partnership Limited

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Women's Fiction Fiction Entertainment Mystery & Crime Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Dystopian

Judith H.

Judith H.

Exeter, United Kingdom

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A publisher, copy-editor and proofreader with over 30 years' experience working for a wide range of publishers as well as working freelance.


Work experience:

  • Alan Sutton Publishing
  • Blackwell Academic
  • Nelson Thornes
  • Napier University, Edinburgh
  • Pearson Education
  • Emerald
  • Learning Matters
  • Reflect Press Ltd
  • F&W Media International LTD
  • Amberley Publishing
  • n/a
  • RHE Media Ltd
  • Professional Publishing Services UK

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

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing History Humanities & Social Sciences Nature Philosophy Psychology Writing & Publishing Photography

Gerard D.

Gerard D.

London, United Kingdom

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Freelance copy-editor and proofreader (STEM and non-fiction) for Bloomsbury, HarperCollins, Hodder, Routledge, OUP, Pearson and others


Work experience:

  • Pearson Education
  • Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
  • The Charlesworth Group
  • Journal of Chemical Research (Science Reviews 2000 Ltd)
  • HarperCollins
  • Hodder Education
  • Cambridge Publishing Management

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Computers & Internet Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Nature Engineering Math & Science Education & Reference Life Sciences Technology

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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.

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