Nicky Taylor

Nicky Taylor - Editor

Palma, Spain

Editing fiction and creative non-fiction. Specialist areas include thrillers, mystery and suspense, crime, travel, cookery, food and drink.

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Overview

I offer a combination of line and copy-editing which focuses on your writing at word and sentence level, balancing creative style with technical accuracy. If your work has already been edited, then proofreading is the final check and polish before publishing. And if you're looking for developmental help, a manuscript critique, which provides constructive and honest feedback on the big-picture elements of your novel such as plot, structure and characterization, might be just what you need.

I'm a Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) and a member of the Association of Independent Publishing Professionals (AIPP).

I have a lot of experience helping non-native English speakers achieve fluency in their writing. Since leaving London and my music industry career behind in 2001, I’ve lived in various Mediterranean countries and islands including Corsica, where I spent ten years working in tourism. I’m now a Spanish resident based in Palma, Mallorca.

My aim is to always be encouraging and supportive, helping you to connect with your readers in an engaging and accessible way while respecting your unique style and voice. So if you want to give your writing a professional edge, enabling you to publish and share with confidence, please get in touch!

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Crime & Mystery
Holiday
Literature
Thriller
Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Music
Travel

Certifications

  • BA (Hons) 2:1 Publishing and English Literature, Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Diploma in Proofreading and Editing (Distinction), College of Media and Publishing, UK
  • Editing with Word, Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), UK
  • Copyediting Fiction | Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), US
  • Developmental Editing: In Practice | Liminal Pages, UK

Portfolio (2 selected works)

Until the Fat Man Sings (Mike Balmayne Trilogy Book 1)

William V Kelly

Desperate situations sometimes require desperate solutions. When Irishman Mike Balmayne, a larger than life, hard-working, hard-playing oil executive, decides to take a vacation he does not bargain on getting entangled with international criminals. After extricating himself from a difficult situation, he never expects to see them again.When his business partner does the dirty on him, destroyin... read more

Desperate situations sometimes require desperate solutions. When Irishman Mike Balmayne, a larger than life, hard-working, hard-playing oil executive, decides to take a vacation he does not bargain on getting entangled with international criminals. After extricating himself from a difficult situation, he never expects to see them again.When his business partner does the dirty on him, destroyin... read more

Place in the Sun (Mike Balmayne Trilogy Book 2)

William V Kelly

This novel is set in Northern Ireland in 1994 as a fragile peace process began. Previous attempts had failed and many hard-liners thought this one would too. A dissident member of the Continuity IRA decides to carry on the fight in a unique way. The methods he intends to employ, on a large scale, look certain to bring Britain to its knees. The task for the various elements of the security forc... read more

This novel is set in Northern Ireland in 1994 as a fragile peace process began. Previous attempts had failed and many hard-liners thought this one would too. A dissident member of the Continuity IRA decides to carry on the fight in a unique way. The methods he intends to employ, on a large scale, look certain to bring Britain to its knees. The task for the various elements of the security forc... read more

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