Miranda Summers-Pritchard

Miranda Summers-Pritchard – Editor

A highly experienced proofreader, copy-editor and author. Specialism: Fiction. Genres: crime, historical, romantic saga, thriller.



You've completed your novel and gone through several rounds of development.
You've read it so many times you could recite it in your sleep.
You've made endless tweaks and changes with each draft.
You've lived and breathed your project for what seems like forever.
Now, what it needs more than anything is...

Authors reach a point with their manuscript where they no longer see what's there but what they think is there. In addition, all those little adjustments to the plot can trigger anomalies that the author doesn't spot because they've lived with it for so long and created so many drafts. A skilled editor only sees the current version and is able to spot things that the author has missed time after time.

I'm a qualified and experienced proofreader and copy-editor and have worked on over 80 novels, spanning a wide range of genres, for Lume Books (previously Endeavour) as well as a growing number of independent authors via Reedsy. I have worked on manuscripts by well-known authors, such as Johnathan Lynn (of 'Yes Minister' fame), and several authors have requested I work on their sequels.

I have a nose for spotting anything that jars or spoils the flow: word repetition, anachronisms, inconsistent plot details, sentences that need rephrasing, etc. I will negotiate with you as to the level of intervention in your text, making sure your 'voice' is always maintained and ensuring your story reads well in good English.

I always give a manuscript the time it needs to elevate it to the best standard possible.

Please take a look at my reviews to find out other people's experience of collaborating with me and their views on my services.

I look forward to hearing about your project!

Espionage Historical Fiction Historical Mysteries Historical Romance Legal Thriller Medical Thriller Psychological Thriller
English (UK) English (US)
  • Basic Proofreading with MERIT (Publishing Training Centre)
  • Professional Member of SfEP
  • Proofreading and Editing Music (SfEP)
  • BA Hons Degree in Music and Education
  • Dip ABRSM in Piano Teaching

Work experience


Oct, 2015 — Present

Endeavour send me a Word version of a manuscript which I proofread, copy-edit and structurally edit. I go through the text at least twice, making changes directly onto the copy and raising queries/making comments via track changes or, if desired, on a separate document. I also write the marketing blurb for each novel.



Summers, Miranda


Tait, Michael

Dogwood Crossing

Frye, Steven

The Kingdom Of Fiends

Walters, Jeffrey

Killing Power

Finer, Elliot

Boone, Texas is a small town. A quiet town. A town that, on a regular day, doesn’t provide Police Chief Clyde Thomas and his hapless deputy, Patrol Officer Billy Ray Barnes, with a great deal to do. But it is not a regular day when the local preacher decides t... read more
Everybody's Somebody

Beryl Kingston

Each man kills the thing he loves... Edward Marsham is admitted to the Royal Infirmary having hung himself in his prison cell. As predicted, he dies. In the wake of several unexpected deaths at the hospital, however, Dr. Claire Woodforde suspects there is a ki... read more
The Devil You Know

Sophia Holloway

'This is madness, my lord. Here we are, riding in the Park, and you are calmly discussing whether it would be advisable to seduce me, your wife. I should also say it does not sound very impulsive.''I do not know about “advisable”, I was thinking more “desirabl... read more
He was certain that whatever Dreamside might be, the key to controlling the world was hidden there. He badly wanted that key, and before anyone else got to it first. If reality was just a simulation then it was up for grabs...Is this the real life…?Just at the... read more

Robert Durward

“Durward spells out a prophetic vision for the future of Britain – and the world!” – Nigel CawthorneIn the late 1940s, George Orwell took an inspired look at post-war Europe to give us his chilling novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. It is now time to look into the fu... read more
Cold Legion

Simon Clark

The monster isn’t sleeping anymore. And this is the end of the world.We are waking. And the crusade has only just begun.Ben Malton was a regular guy. A lovely home in Yorkshire, married, two children and a job he loved. He had always considered himself fortuna... read more
Cordoba. 961 AD.A body is found. A university professor has met with a terrifying, painful and violent end. It is the duty of General Ghalib and Brigadier Zaffar to investigate. With the passing of the old caliph, abd al-Rahman and the organisation of the inau... read more
‘Audacious and spectacular’ -The Times Every single one of us contains landscapes and characters, no matter if they’re real or imaginary, that no one, no partner, no lover, friend or even psychic can ever hope to see… Anna-Maria von Doderer is waiting. Waiting... read more
How far would you go to save your country…? An SAS intelligence officer has been sent on a deadly undercover mission.His task?To seduce the rich, spoiled daughter of an al-Qaeda leader. The terrorist mastermind is in hiding, whilst his daughter is living the j... read more
'anyone, regardless of age, would love this. . . great story and great storytelling' - Book Nerd BlogEngland 1651 The English Civil War is over, but the wounds of the conflict are still raw.Young Lady Katherine Fanshawe is determined to save her inheritance fr... read more
’One of the country's foremost experts on serial killers’ – The ScotsmanIf we fight monsters, do we too become monsters…?Donald Munro has something of a problem on his hands.Just three months after taking over as governor of Greenbank – a unique therapeutic co... read more
London 1901.The city is in the grip of 'Monkey Man Mania'.Intrepid explorer, Drake Patterson has caused a media storm following his astonishing discovery of a frozen ancient man in the remote Himalayan mountains. This 'Primal Man' has been triumphantly transpo... read more
Son of York

Amy Licence

England, 1455 King Henry VI is proving to be an unstable monarch, prone to bouts of mysterious illness and susceptible to manipulation from others. Richard of York, the most powerful magnate in the land, steps in to manage affairs whilst Henry is unwell. Many ... read more
July, 1914.Paul Meyer is in a lot of trouble. Following a bungled bank robbery, he spends his days lying low, working in his father's Brooklyn motor garage… terrified of the day someone will spot him and have him hauled away by the cops.And then he gets his go... read more
Accidents always breed consequences… Frances Hay’s husband is having an affair.She fears that his CIA girlfriend, Kelly, is watching her every move and when she discovers that the lies and deceit go deeper than she thought, tensions start to rise.But is France... read more
This Woman's Work

Catherine Barry

The truth hurts…Olivia Clarke decides to make the most of her children being away to finally turn her life around.She’s determined to give up her long-term use of sedatives once and for all.Olivia admits herself to a psychiatric hospital to finally get to the ... read more
Ghosts of the Past

Harry McCallion

The bodies of two men are found brutally murdered in London’s Hyde Park, one with a broken neck, the other with a crushed larynx. Each was armed with a 9mm Beretta automatic pistol, yet there are no signs of a struggle.As the police investigation gets into ful... read more
"John Stack is to be welcomed into the ranks of first-rate historical writers" - Tuam Herald August 1914. The nations of Europe are at war. The conflict is spread over land and sea, and for the first time in history the fight is taken to the skies above. Priva... read more

Jonathan Lynn

‘Jonathan Lynn, already a comedy legend, has reinforced his storied reputation with this coruscating, wrathful, passionate, hilarious and astonishingly timely novel’ – Stephen FrySamaritans Medical Center, Washington DC, can't seem to look after itself and its... read more
It’s down to fathers and fatherhood.Ben Bracken, ex-soldier, has just got out of Strangeways.Not by the front door.With him, he has his ‘insurance policy’ – a bag of evidence that will guarantee his freedom, provided he can keep it safe – and he has money, car... read more
"Expertly crafted. A must read for fans of Shakespeare and the period." Richard Foreman.Christmas 1598.Will Shakespeare and the Chamberlain’s Men are desperate. Locked in a legal dispute with Giles Allen their landlord, they have been homeless for more than a ... read more
‘Fascinating tale of murder and deception set against the political tensions between Mosley’s Blackshirts and working-class Communists in 1930s Leeds. Perfectly captures the atmosphere of a city struggling to shake off the effects of the Great Depression.’ – A... read more
1950s London: when Constable Joe Bentley of the Thames River Police rescues what he thinks is a naked woman from the freezing waters of the River Thames, nothing is what it seems.For the woman turns out to be an exquisitely modelled tailor’s dummy… stuffed wit... read more
When you put the past behind you, but the past won’t leave you behind…Laura and Jack Harrington are the archetypal career couple. Good-looking and hard-working with a great life outside working hours. They live in a trendy flat and look forward to starting a f... read more
Vienna, late nineteenth century. Three women are after the acclaimed scientist Alfred Nobel...Ida wants revenge for the death of her lover, who has been killed in an industrial accident at Nobel’s factory. Sophie wants compensation for the abuse she suffered a... read more
***An Amazon Bestseller***NATO – once an impregnable fortress of Western military power, now just another victim of cyber-terrorism...Grant Perkins is starting to feel restless. The cosy cottage, the writing career, the ageing mother in Eastbourne – it’s all b... read more

Miranda has 20 reviews





J.T S.

J.T S.

Apr, 2024

I am new to this entire environment and wasn't sure what to expect when asking Miranda to work on my manuscript. Once Miranda was able to read through my work, we met online so she could ask me clarifying questions. I was astounded by what I received back. The amount of work, detail, suggestions provided, and sheer effort by Miranda was remarkable. Once I buried my ego a little and took on...
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Miranda S.
Thank you, Paul, for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to work on your exciting story with you. The video-meets we had were very helpful for me to get a handle on the plot, and this enabled me ...
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Robin B.

Robin B.

Sep, 2023

Miranda has copy edited all four of our novels now. When we selected her from among the many, many qualified copy editors on Reedsy, we felt, from her resume and offer, that she had the skills and personality that we were looking for. And, oh my, she certainly did! As we wrapped up our third novel and prepared to start the fourth and final one, Miranda said she would be more than happy to work...
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Miranda S.
What a wonderful review, Robin - thank you so much. I really enjoy working on your novels and going down all those rabbit holes :) I appreciate your comment about the weekly updates too. I'm feelin...
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Simran K.

Simran K.

Dec, 2022

I loved her way of working. Miranda is a professional and she also gave me some great ideas that improved the storyline of my book.
Miranda S.
Thank you for your lovely review, Simran. I very much enjoyed working with you too. Wishing you all the best with your writing. Regards, Miranda
Birgit C.

Birgit C.

Oct, 2022

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Miranda. She is professional and detailed in her answers, attentive and thoughtful in her comments/feedback and thorough in her work. With her as an editor, my text was in very good hands. I recommend her as a star editor and I am looking forward to working with her again.
Miranda S.
Thank you, Birgit for your lovely review. I very much enjoyed working with you and would be more than happy to do so again. Wishing you all the very best with your ongoing work in translating and p...
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Jack E.

Jack E.

Mar, 2022

Miranda proofread my manuscript of around 90,000. It was completed quickly and to an excellent standard, she was extremely communicative during the whole process, and even went above and beyond by providing some tips and pointers on how the work could be improved, outside of the proofreading remit. Good experience and would recommend.
Miranda S.
Thank you, Jack, for your positive review. It was a pleasure working with you, and I enjoyed editing your novel. I would like to wish you and The Children of Wolfhagen every success. Best wishes, M...
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