Hire Copy Editors in the United Kingdom

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Nicky

Nicky

London, United Kingdom

Twenty years’ industry experience, working with self-publishing authors, top five and other publishers. Book agent at WGM International.


Work experience:

  • Constable & Robinson
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Transworld
  • The Orion Publishing Group
  • Me, Myself and I

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Historical Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Romance, Paranormal Romance

Tim

Tim

York, United Kingdom

Experienced editor specialising in science fiction, horror and YA fiction – offering MS assessment, structural editing and copyediting.


Work experience:

  • CGP
  • Pearson
  • Scholastic
  • British Fantasy Society
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Short Story, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Psychological Thriller

Lok Yee

Lok Yee

United Kingdom

Former Oxford Uni Press educational Editor with a focus on Children's ELT and Literacy. Passionate about representation and accessibility.


Work experience:

  • Oxford University Press
  • Cambridge University Press
  • First Story
  • The Mic Magazine
  • John Blake Publishing
  • Self-employed
  • Global alumni

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, ELT, Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade, Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction

Selena

Selena

Preston, United Kingdom

Highly experienced proofreader and copy-editor of healthcare/biomedical, academic, business and miscellaneous subjects at competitive rates.


Work experience:

  • Beaumont Pro Editorial Services
  • I.M.S. Health (now IQVIA)
  • Elsevier Science (Pergamon Press)

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Health & Wellbeing, Non-Fiction, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Humanities & Social Sciences, Nature, Education & Reference, Life Sciences

Penny

Penny

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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

Sinead

Sinead

Windsor, United Kingdom

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: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime

Rachel

Rachel

London, United Kingdom

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: Women's Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Romance, Holiday

Deborah

Deborah

Bexley, Kent, United Kingdom

Experienced fiction editor and proofreader specialising in contemporary romance, literary fiction and crime/thriller.


Work experience:

  • Deborah Blake Editing

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Mystery & Crime

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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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