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Melissa

Melissa

Basingstoke, United Kingdom

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

Judith

Judith

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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

Gareth

Gareth

Oxford, United Kingdom

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, Psychological Thriller, Young Adult

Karen

Karen

London, United Kingdom

The Bookseller Rising Star. I edit adult, YA & children's fiction with empathy & vigour. Published author.


Work experience:

  • Speckled Pen
  • Little, Brown Books For Young Readers
  • Working Partners

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

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense

Joanne

Joanne

London, United Kingdom

Editor, copy-editor and proofreader, formerly editor at Orion Books. Now working with authors to help them achieve their writing goals.


Work experience:

  • Hodder & Stoughton
  • Headline Publishing (Hachette UK)
  • John Murray (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Orion Books
  • Gledhill Editorial & Literary Consultancy

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, Humor & Comedy, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

Liz

Liz

Wells, United Kingdom

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:

  • Responsive Editing
  • Quarto
  • Scholastic (Educational Division)
  • Usborne
  • Miles Kelly Publishing
  • CIEP

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

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

Dick

Dick

London, United Kingdom

Experienced London-based editor of fiction (novels, short stories, plays), biography, art and culture and personal statements.


Work experience:

  • Shape London
  • Variorum Text Services
  • Waltham Forest Council
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political Science & Current Affairs, Religion & Spirituality, Classics, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Humor & Comedy

Krysia

Krysia

Durham, United Kingdom

Freelance proofreader/copy-editor who also has first-class information research and administrative skills. Non-native English specialist.


Work experience:

  • Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, Durham University
  • Blackman Editorial

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, DIY & Crafts, Health & Wellbeing, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors

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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.


Selecting the right “doctor” for your book is no easy task, but Reedsy can definitely help. If you’re seeking a copy editor for hire in the UK, look no further than our ranks of experienced professionals. All you have to do is sign up, and you’ll be able to view their full portfolios — even request sample edits and quotes to figure out whether they’d be a good fit. From Stephen King to Meg Wolitzer, our editors have worked with some of the best in the biz, and they’re sure to help make your book a success too.

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