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.

Elv M.

Elv M.

London, United Kingdom

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Editorial consultant with 20 years’ publishing experience. I can help you shape your book, grow as a writer and create a great proposal.


Work experience:

  • OUP
  • Penguin Random House
  • Self-employed
  • Scholastic
  • Simon and Schuster
  • Egmont

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

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Poetry Anthologies Classics Middle Grade Children's

Gareth W.

Gareth W.

Oxford, United Kingdom

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Copy-editor and proofreader with over 10 years' experience working with traditional publishers and indie authors.


Work experience:

  • Wiley
  • Watkins Editorial Services
  • Unbound

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Computers & Internet Non-Fiction Horror Thriller & Suspense Fiction Writing & Publishing Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction

Kelly D.

Kelly D.

Maryport, United Kingdom

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I have edited and proofread many non-fiction books for Hachette and HarperCollins, and have also worked on memoirs for individual clients.


Work experience:

  • Francis and Davis Editorial Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Health & wellbeing Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Math & Science Education & Reference Children's - Non-fiction Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Entertainment

Gareth C.

Gareth C.

Durham, United Kingdom

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Experienced, enthusiastic and diligent editor, with over 20 years' experience, who delights in making any writing as good as it can be.


Work experience:

  • Gareth Collinson

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Historical Fiction Middle Grade Children's Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction

DeAndra L.

DeAndra L.

London, United Kingdom

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Thoughtful copy editor and meticulous proofreader with a love of contemporary fiction, women's fiction and narrative non-fiction.


Work experience:

  • London-based publisher

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management Women's Fiction Entertainment Thriller & Suspense

Katy H.

Katy H.

London, United Kingdom

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A senior commissioning editor and content developer with ten years of experience in professional, educational and trade publishing.


Work experience:

  • Kogan Page
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Hodder Education
  • Routledge/ Taylor and Francis
  • Open University Press/ McGraw Hill

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

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Political Science & Current Affairs Philosophy Psychology Writing & Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement Education & Reference

Hugo V.

Hugo V.

London, United Kingdom

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ELT specialist with extensive in-house print and digital experience from primary to adult. I also translate (English-Italian).


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Macmillan Education
  • Macmillan Eduaction

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

Genres: ELT Non-Fiction Writing & Publishing

Kerry B.

Kerry B.

Hove, United Kingdom

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An experienced writer, editor and publishing professional with 20+ years' experience of copy editing, development editing and proofreading.


Work experience:

  • Yes Educational Centre
  • Marvel Comics
  • Egmont Fleetway
  • Panorama Holiday Group
  • Pavilion Publishing
  • Pavilion Publishing and Media
  • Wordnoodle

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

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Career Guides Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Humanities & Social Sciences Religion & Spirituality Travel Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Psychology Education & Reference Children's - Non-fiction

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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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