Hire a Proofreader in London

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Caroline M.

Caroline M.

London, United Kingdom

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Non-fiction editor specialising in illustrated books, cookery, craft, home and garden. Experience includes Vintage Publishing and BBC Books.


Work experience:

  • Caroline McArthur
  • Vintage Publishing, Penguin Random House
  • BBC Books, Ebury Publishing, Random House
  • Duckworth Publishers

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing History Travel Home & Garden Music Entertainment Mystery & Crime Fiction Parenting & Families Thriller & Suspense Design Photography

Jessica G.

Jessica G.

London, UK

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4+ years copyediting and proofreading romance, historical fiction, and mystery for Amazon's 47North, Lake Union, and Thomas and Mercer.


Work experience:

  • Jessica Gardner Editing

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Romance Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Emily A.

Emily A.

London, UK

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Collaborative development editor specialising in all things non-fiction. Worked with bestselling authors at Little, Brown and HarperCollins.


Work experience:

  • Little, Brown
  • HarperCollins
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management Entertainment Health & wellbeing Parenting & Families Self-help & Self-improvement

Laurel S.

Laurel S.

London, UK

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I'm an award-winning editor specializing in fantasy, sf, and historical fiction. Bookseller rising star previously of Bloomsbury and Canelo.


Work experience:

  • Canelo
  • Bloomsbury Reader
  • Holdfast Magazine

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

Genres: Fantasy Fiction Urban Fantasy Thriller & Suspense Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Science Fiction Mystery & Crime Dystopian

Lisa E.

Lisa E.

London, UK

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Freelance editor with 24 years' experience in UK children's publishing. Published The Hunger Games, His Dark Materials, Horrible Histories.


Work experience:

  • Hachette Children's Books group
  • Publishing Training Centre
  • Bonnier Books UK (Templar imprint)
  • Carlton Books
  • Scholastic UK

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Picture Books Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Young Adult Comics (non fiction)

Marco B.

Marco B.

London, UK

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Freelance translator and proofreader with a background in Pharmacy and a baseball/softball coach in a previous life.


Work experience:

  • Usborne Publishing

Services: Editing Proofreading

Genres: Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Life Sciences Math & Science Physics & Chemistry Sports & Outdoors Picture Books Children's Fiction

Dan H.

Dan H.

London, United Kingdom

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London-based freelance editor of cookery and illustrated non-fiction books


Work experience:

  • Random House
  • Phaidon Press
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Architecture Agriculture Parenting & Families

Allison M.

Allison M.

London, UK

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Non-fiction editor with extensive experience in many subjects, gained over 25 years from publishers including Routledge and Palgrave


Work experience:

  • Financial Gazette, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Human & Rousseau Publishers
  • Struik Publishers
  • self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Education & Reference Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Philosophy Political Science & Current Affairs Religion & Spirituality Nature Life Sciences Math & Science Fashion & Textiles

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Proofreader for Hire London

You’ve removed all plot holes, tightened up your prose, gone through several rounds of revisions, and feel like your manuscript is just about ready to hit the presses. But before you do, there’s one crucial part of the editing process left: proofreading.

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