Rebecca Dyer

Rebecca Dyer – Editor

UK proofreader, editor and writer with 16 years of experience, specialising in adult and children's fiction, travel, memoirs and wellbeing.


I am a proofreader and copy-editor with 16 years of professional experience working across various sectors. I am keen to work with travel writers and authors of memoirs in particular.

Recent projects include adult and children's fiction, memoirs, self-help manuals, YA fiction, poetry, guidebooks for Lost Guides and Lonely Planet, magazines (including Harrods, Weight Watchers, ShortList and Women's Weekly), websites (including Retail Week and Drapers) and newspapers (including The Independent, The Guardian, the i newspaper and The Sunday Times).

In addition, I am a writer myself, both of fiction and memoir, and have had short stories selected for anthologies by Spread the Word and Writefluence. As someone who writes, I understand the perspective of writers who are seeking editors and aim to handle your work with both sensitivity and honesty.
Biographies & Memoirs Health & Wellbeing Self-Help & Self-Improvement Travel
Contemporary Fiction Historical Fiction Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
  • BA (1st Class Hons) Communications and Cultural Studies

Work experience


Apr, 2016 — Present

I provide a freelance editing and proofreading service for books, magazines, websites, newspapers and journals in the London area and via remote working.

I have considerable experience of editing children's fiction, both poetry and prose. I have also proofread and copy-edited both fiction and non-fiction manuscripts for SilverWood Books, including the historical novel Sandra Eden's War, the memoir Cutie and the self-help text Coach-Sell-Teach-Tell.

My other clients have included Lost Guides, Lonely Planet, Immediate Media (pre-school magazines), The Independent, ShortList, Retail Week, Drapers, Woman's Weekly (including short story fiction), Harrods Magazine and The Sunday Times, among many others. For a complete list, please see my LinkedIn profile.

The Independent

Jan, 2016 — Apr, 2016 (3 months)

As a sub-editor at The Independent, The Independent on Sunday and i newspapers, my role involved sub-editing news, features, reviews and comment pieces for all three national newspapers and their supplements. Subjects ranged from national and international news to business, travel, entertainment and food.


Sep, 2014 — Jan, 2016 (over 1 year)

In this role, I sub-edited news, features and comment pieces for the industry magazine and accompanying website Drapers, which covers all aspects of fashion business from supply chain and manufacturing to the collections themselves. Brands and retailers covered ranged from high street names to designer labels and independents.

Weight Watchers Magazine

Feb, 2010 — Sep, 2014 (over 4 years)

As senior sub-editor and then chief sub-editor at Weight Watchers Magazine, a monthly newsstand and customer title published by River, my role involved editing all pages of the magazine, including success stories, recipes, fitness and health features, and writing advertorials as required.

Children & Young People Now

Nov, 2007 — Feb, 2010 (over 2 years)

My role involved editing news and features for this then weekly trade magazine and website. As senior sub-editor, I worked on articles covering all aspects of working with children and young people, including the areas of social care, education, health and youth justice.



Douglas, B.

Lost Guides – Tokyo & Beyond is a travel guide book that aims to help even the most seasoned of traveler to unlock the mystery and magic of Japan. Starting with the capital city Tokyo, the book shows the reader where the best neighborhoods are to feel like a l... read more
Kosmic and Raven are two cats with wings who had never met until one eventful day when an escape attempt goes horribly wrong. One must rescue the other, but he needs to learn how to fly first! Will Spirit the unicorn help? Can Kosmic save his new friend in tim... read more

Rebecca has 17 reviews





Knabstruppers O.

Knabstruppers O.

Oct, 2022

Rebecca certainly deserves 5 stars. She did a wonderful job of proofreading my manuscript and I learned a good deal from her careful corrections. She also answered all my questions and even did some development editing which was incredibly helpful. I cannot recommend her highly enough—a big 'thank you' Rebecca! (Exclamation mark intended—I would have put a smiling emoji but that's not possi...
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Rebecca D.
Thank you very much – it was a pleasure working with you!
natalie S.

natalie S.

May, 2022

I used Rebecca to proofread my novel and she did a fantastic job. Her attention to detail was brilliant and she clearly explained any changes which has been so helpful. She was honest about her deadline and answered any communications quickly. She even went a bit beyond her role as a proofreader by making a few suggestions where elements didn't make sense. I would highly recommend her and hope ...
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Rebecca D.
Thank you, Natalie! It was a pleasure to work on your novel and I wish you all the best with it.
Sue V.

Sue V.

Nov, 2021

Rebecca is great to work with. She pays meticulous attention to the manuscript and provides invaluable feedback. She answers all questions quickly and thoroughly. Rebecca has made me realise how much a book can benefit from a professional edit and I wouldn't hesitate to contact her again.
Rebecca D.
Thank you so much – it's a pleasure to work with you.
Robyn H.

Robyn H.

Jun, 2021

Rebecca as always is perfection to work with, thank you
Robyn H.

Robyn H.

Jun, 2021

Bec is quickly becoming one of my firm favourites to collaborate with, thank you as always for your help bringing my ideas to refinement.
Rebecca D.
Thank you! Always a pleasure!