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.

Sinead F.

Sinead F.

Windsor, United Kingdom

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I am a qualified copy editor, proofreader and manuscript appraiser, with ten years' experience in the industry.


Work experience:

  • Published by HarperCollins
  • Freelance

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

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Health & wellbeing History Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Self-help & Self-improvement

Judith P.

Judith P.

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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Children's book editor, specializing in middle-grade and picture books. Experienced in helping authors turn good ideas into great books.


Work experience:

  • Plurus Books
  • Oxford University Press
  • Jacaranda Literary Agency
  • Oxford Brookes University

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Young Adult Picture Books Middle Grade Education & Reference Children's

Diane F.

Diane F.

London, United Kingdom

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Experienced non-fiction ghostwriter, structural editor (book doctor) and copyeditor, specialising in the arts, humanities and biography.


Work experience:

  • Phaidon Press Ltd.
  • Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East
  • Academy Projects LLP
  • Macmillan Publishers
  • various

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Non-Fiction Art Biographies & Memoirs History Humanities & Social Sciences Photography

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: Fiction Non-Fiction Computers & Internet Technology Humanities & Social Sciences Philosophy Entertainment Math & Science Physics & Chemistry Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Science Fiction Children's - Non-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: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Young Adult Picture Books Comics (non fiction) Middle Grade Comics & Graphic Novels Education & Reference Children's - Non-fiction ELT Children's

Loma H.

Loma H.

London, United Kingdom

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Friendly, efficient editor and researcher with a deep passion for books and authors. Reading is my pleasure as well as my profession.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Romance Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs History Humanities & Social Sciences Travel Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Short Story Mystery & Crime Fantasy Thriller & Suspense

Liz J.

Liz J.

Wells, United Kingdom

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I have worked as an editor since 1998, across a range of genres. I enjoy finding practical ways to help your project shine.


Work experience:

  • Liz Jones Editorial Solutions
  • Quarto
  • Scholastic (Educational Division)
  • Usborne
  • Miles Kelly Publishing

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Art Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Humanities & Social Sciences Home & Garden Writing & Publishing Mystery & Crime Education & Reference Children's - Non-fiction Design Architecture

Lucy B.

Lucy B.

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

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I am a non-fiction copy editor and ghostwriter. My specialisms are history, health, wellbeing and nutrition.


Work experience:

  • Herts Editorial
  • Daily Express

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Health & wellbeing History Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Inspirational

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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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