Paula Beaton

Paula Beaton - Editor

Edinburgh, UK

I've been a freelance editor for 6 years and specialise in fiction editing - in particular crime, science fiction and dystopian fiction.

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Overview

I've edited for a range of publishers in the UK and US including McNidder & Grace, Austin Macauley and Sandstone Press. I also work with independent authors to offer a critique and assessment service as well as line and copy editing and proofreading.

Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
Travel
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Dystopian
Horror
Science Fiction

Certifications

  • Introduction to Fiction Editing Course - Liminal Pages

Work experience

Freelance Copywriter and Editor

Self-employed
September, 2012 – Present (about 6 years)

Working as a self employed freelance editor and copywriter

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Elvis Presley: Caught in a Trap

Spencer Leigh

Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Elvis death. As well as being the greatest solo star of the 20th century, Elvis Presley's career is full of controversy and Spencer Leigh's new biography ELVIS PRESLEY: CAUGHT IN A TRAP sorts out facts from the fiction. What separated Elvis Presley from his contemporaries, just how important was Colonel Parker, how did he come to reinvent hims... read more

Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Elvis death. As well as being the greatest solo star of the 20th century, Elvis Presley's career is full of controversy and Spencer Leigh's new biography ELVIS PRESLEY: CAUGHT IN A TRAP sorts out facts from the fiction. What separated Elvis Presley from his contemporaries, just how important was Colonel Parker, how did he come to reinvent hims... read more

The Visitor: A Christmas Story from the Yorkshire Dales

Chris Simpson

Each line of this beautifully crafted Christmas story evokes the rugged countryside that the author loves, the heartlands of the Yorkshire Dales. A moving and charming story to warm our hearts at Christmas time. *** Jos Robertshaw and his wife, Emily, are Yorkshire hill farmers, used to being self-sufficient in a hard and sometimes bleak landscape. On a cold and snowy night when they open the ... read more

Each line of this beautifully crafted Christmas story evokes the rugged countryside that the author loves, the heartlands of the Yorkshire Dales. A moving and charming story to warm our hearts at Christmas time. *** Jos Robertshaw and his wife, Emily, are Yorkshire hill farmers, used to being self-sufficient in a hard and sometimes bleak landscape. On a cold and snowy night when they open the ... read more

Sweet Fruit, Sour Land

Rebecca Ley

When a wealthy client visits Mathilde’s dressmaking shop, she finds herself drawn into the only surviving circle of luxury left in a barren London. Attending parties offers a welcome escape from life governed by ration cards and a strictly enforced child policy. Here she meets enigmatic government minister, George, and piano-playing Jaminder, with whom an intense friendship blossoms. As their ... read more

When a wealthy client visits Mathilde’s dressmaking shop, she finds herself drawn into the only surviving circle of luxury left in a barren London. Attending parties offers a welcome escape from life governed by ration cards and a strictly enforced child policy. Here she meets enigmatic government minister, George, and piano-playing Jaminder, with whom an intense friendship blossoms. As their ... read more

Menace In Malmö: The Fifth Inspector Anita Sundström Mystery (The Malmö Mysteries Book 5)

Torquil MacLeod

On a late summer evening, the train from Malmö to Ystad is involved in a crash. The deaths at the scene seem straightforward until one of the bodies is identified as a well-known conman. It's someone who had crossed swords with Chief Inspector Moberg in the past and he is keen to find out what the dead man was up to. Before long it develops into a far more sinister investigation for Inspector ... read more

On a late summer evening, the train from Malmö to Ystad is involved in a crash. The deaths at the scene seem straightforward until one of the bodies is identified as a well-known conman. It's someone who had crossed swords with Chief Inspector Moberg in the past and he is keen to find out what the dead man was up to. Before long it develops into a far more sinister investigation for Inspector ... read more

A Malmö Midwinter: An Inspector Anita Sundström Novella (The Malmö Mysteries)

Torquil MacLeod

Inspector Anita Sundström is called away from Christmas with her mother to help investigate a domestic death. Her initial relief at escaping a dull festive season soon fades when she and sidekick, Hakim Mirza, find themselves dealing with a difficult case involving the murder of an unloved father and disliked neighbour. Though suspects and motives abound, they are having difficulty identifying... read more

Inspector Anita Sundström is called away from Christmas with her mother to help investigate a domestic death. Her initial relief at escaping a dull festive season soon fades when she and sidekick, Hakim Mirza, find themselves dealing with a difficult case involving the murder of an unloved father and disliked neighbour. Though suspects and motives abound, they are having difficulty identifying... read more

Malice in Malmö: The Sixth Inspector Anita Sundström Mystery (The Malmö Mysteries Book 6)

Torquil MacLeod

When a leading Malmö entrepreneur turns up bound and gagged in a city-centre cemetery, the Skåne County Police have no obvious clues as to who is behind the kidnap. More complications arise when a second leading business figure is snatched and Inspector Anita Sundström and her colleagues are under pressure not only to find the victim, but also catch the gang. The team is then further stretched... read more

When a leading Malmö entrepreneur turns up bound and gagged in a city-centre cemetery, the Skåne County Police have no obvious clues as to who is behind the kidnap. More complications arise when a second leading business figure is snatched and Inspector Anita Sundström and her colleagues are under pressure not only to find the victim, but also catch the gang. The team is then further stretched... read more

Sheepdogs at Work

Tony Iley

Sheepdogs At Work (One Man And His Dogs) Tony Iley

Sheepdogs At Work (One Man And His Dogs) Tony Iley

20,000 Miles

Christopher Fenwick

If in 2017, a group of young men had decided to emulate this odyssey, they would probably only have managed a part of the journey. Conflict and bureaucracy would have barred their entry to many of the countries they tried to cross. However, in 1960, three young Cambridge graduates bought themselves an Austin A40 and set off on a marathon trip via Colombo to attend a friend s wedding in Cape To... read more

If in 2017, a group of young men had decided to emulate this odyssey, they would probably only have managed a part of the journey. Conflict and bureaucracy would have barred their entry to many of the countries they tried to cross. However, in 1960, three young Cambridge graduates bought themselves an Austin A40 and set off on a marathon trip via Colombo to attend a friend s wedding in Cape To... read more

Dust To Dust

Lew Deegan

Dust to Dust is an action-packed adventure that rages across Western Australia’s mineral-rich Kimberley and Pilbara. An underground gold mine in the remote east Kimberley is flooded just eight days after striking the richest gold seam the mine has seen in two generations. With mounting debts, the mine closes and is forced into administration. Stirling Hooper’s quest to resurrect the abandoned ... read more

Dust to Dust is an action-packed adventure that rages across Western Australia’s mineral-rich Kimberley and Pilbara. An underground gold mine in the remote east Kimberley is flooded just eight days after striking the richest gold seam the mine has seen in two generations. With mounting debts, the mine closes and is forced into administration. Stirling Hooper’s quest to resurrect the abandoned ... read more

The Divided States of America

Kevin Shive

The Divided States of America is a political book that goes deeper than most have dared to go. It digs right into the very meaning of being an American. It dissects what it is that is ailing American politics today, and what it is going to take to fix it. There are so many issues in the United States that people are refusing to talk about and The Divided States of America takes them head on. W... read more

The Divided States of America is a political book that goes deeper than most have dared to go. It digs right into the very meaning of being an American. It dissects what it is that is ailing American politics today, and what it is going to take to fix it. There are so many issues in the United States that people are refusing to talk about and The Divided States of America takes them head on. W... read more

Fast Draw

D. W. Collins

Filled With Memorable Moments That'll Keep You Turning Pages!The amazing Bob Mayes lives a contended life. His fast-draw show thrills the tourists and pays the bills. His loving wife, Ellie, keeps him happy. What more could he ask for? One fateful night, an incident after a show confronts him with an evil so brutal and far-reaching, he realizes he can never return to his simple life again. He ... read more

Filled With Memorable Moments That'll Keep You Turning Pages!The amazing Bob Mayes lives a contended life. His fast-draw show thrills the tourists and pays the bills. His loving wife, Ellie, keeps him happy. What more could he ask for? One fateful night, an incident after a show confronts him with an evil so brutal and far-reaching, he realizes he can never return to his simple life again. He ... read more

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