Margaret Milton

Margaret Milton – Editor

Highly experienced Project Editor and Proofreader specialising in children's books and non-fiction books for primary education.


I have worked in publishing for 15 years and spent 8 years in-house with a respected publishing company before starting my freelance business. I have project managed children's picture books, complex children's non-fiction, and multiple adult fiction and non-fiction titles. I am an experienced proofreader with excellent attention to detail, especially with regard to complex colour books.

Biographies & Memoirs Children’s Non-Fiction Christian Non-Fiction History Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Middle Grade Picture Books
English (UK) English (US)
  • MLitt Publishing Studies
  • Publishing Training Centre Proofreading

Work experience


Oct, 2018 — Present

Freelance copyeditor and proofreader working across a variety of titles and genres, specialising in children's and non-fiction titles.

Lion Hudon

Sep, 2016 — Sep, 2018 (about 2 years)

Managing full children's publishing programme. Working with authors to produce final product. Editing manuscripts and writing illustration briefs.

Lion Hudson

Apr, 2013 — Aug, 2016 (over 3 years)

Managing titles from concept through to publication. Liaising with authors and freelancers. Proofreading and clearing permissions.

Lion Hudson

Oct, 2010 — Mar, 2013 (over 2 years)

Assistant to several Editors across various genres. Proofreading, permission clearance and picture research.


This is a book that comes alongside the reader as a travel guide and walks through the journey via a step-by-step approach. Walking the Single Parent Journey offers the reader a chance for self-discovery, of coming to terms with the pains and effects of the pa... read more
When Cow Lost Her Moo

Newland, Mr Anthony

What makes a man? The answer used to be easy. You chopped wood, you wrestled bears, and never showed an ounce of emotion. Today, thankfully, we’ve started leaving some of those ill-fitting gender stereotypes behind. But what replaces them? How do you make sens... read more
Bible Detective
In this delightful sleigh ride through Christmas history, Paul Kerensa answers the festive questions you never thought to ask... Did Cromwell help shape the mince pie? Was St Nicholas the first to use an automatic door? Which classic Christmas crooners were in... read more
Still the best book to have next to the Bible. The Lion Handbook to the Bible was first published in 1973 and has been continuously in print ever since, selling over 3 million copies worldwide. This fascinating guide to the book that has intrigued and inspired... read more

Margaret has 6 reviews





Amanda S.

Amanda S.

Jun, 2024

Margaret communicated well and often, including requesting clarification when needed. I hired her for proofreading, but she went beyond what I expected (in a good way!), fixing repetition and moving a phrase for clarity. She also left comments explaining why she'd made certain decisions. Extremely professional and thorough--highly recommended.
Andrea R.

Andrea R.

May, 2022

satisfactory work pleasant helpful
Margaret M.
A lovely client with a charming writing style.
Gemma N.

Gemma N.

Apr, 2022

Margaret helps me rethink my writing in a great way, suggesting edits I wouldn't have thought of. It feels like a very collaborative process and she's been very flexible with timing and revisions.
Margaret M.
Working with Gemma has been an excellent process. We have collaborated well together and developed her manuscript enabling her story to truly sparkle.
Laura E.

Laura E.

Apr, 2022

Margaret's work was excellent and delivered in a timely fashion. Thank you.
Margaret M.
Laura was great to work with and timely with comments when required. I really enjoyed working on her project.
Jenica L.

Jenica L.

Jan, 2021

It was a pleasure working with Margaret.I look forward to working with her again in the future :)

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