Rosie Walker

Rosie Walker – Editor

Book editor and coach with experience at Hachette and HarperCollins. Specialises in psych thrillers and women's fiction.

Overview

I'm an editor, proofreader and book coach, specialising in psychological thrillers and women's fiction. I've worked with 50+ authors at various stages of their writing journey, and many of them are now published.


My Masters in Creative Writing taught me the ins and outs of structure, pace, plot and conflict. And I've navigated the novel writing and publishing process from start to finish: I'm also an author with three trad-published novels of my own: Secrets of a Serial Killer (2020), The House Fire (2022) and The Baby Monitor (2024), published by HarperCollins and Bookouture.


If you're looking for an editorial partnership with someone who'll tell you what's really working in your writing, I'm the editor for you. I value positive feedback as much as clear guidance for what can improve. I know what it's like when you've done everything you can and you're ready for another set of eyes on your work. I also know how important it is to feel like your editor is on your team: we'll work together to shape your book into the best possible version of itself, and you'll feel supported throughout the process and beyond.


I provide a range of editorial services for writers at all stages, from plot-tightening big-picture developmental edits and editorial assessments, through detailed line and copy editing, right up to the final touch of a proofread and polish. I also provide book coaching, which is ideal if you're looking for someone to guide you through a tricky part of your process or to help with novel planning or queries.


Communication is key, and I'm always up for a chat: if you want to know more, please send me a message and we'll set up a call.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs True Crime
Fiction
Chick Lit Mystery & Crime Psychological Thriller Romantic Comedy
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • Creative Writing MSc
  • Psychology BSc

Work experience

Harper Collins UK, Bookouture

Nov, 2019 — Present

I have written three published novels: Secrets of a Serial Killer (2020), The House Fire (2022), and The Baby Monitor (2024) published by HarperCollins and Bookouture. My fourth novel will be published in 2024 with Bookouture.

Self-employed

Sep, 2010 — Present

I provide editorial services for authors at all stages of the writing process. This includes structural/developmental edits, line/copy edits, and proofreads, along with manuscript assessments and book coaching.

I have worked with 50+ authors at various stages of their writing journey, many of whom are now published. Published pieces include authors Rosie Walker (that's me!), Katherine Graham, Tana LH Boerger, and #1 bestseller The Last Days of Summer by Vanessa Ronan (Penguin Ireland, 2016), shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards.

Portfolio

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Book Coaching
Made with Reedsy
Salted Earth (Seahouses Mystery Book 2)

Graham, Katherine

Copy Editing
Made with Reedsy
Salt Girl (Seahouses Mystery Book 3)

Graham, Katherine

Copy Editing
The House Fire

Walker, Rosie

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Book Coaching
Copy Editing
Editorial Assessment

Rosie has 14 reviews

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Alistair H.

Alistair H.

Jan, 2024

I absolutely loved working with Rosie. She was meticulous in her work, and I appreciated her professionalism and responsiveness enormously. She was a pleasure to deal with, and her work was amazing. I accepted almost every edit and suggestion she made. She really brought my novel to life. I'm looking forward to working with her again.
Rosie W.
What a lovely review, thank you Alistair. I thoroughly enjoyed working on this copy edit and look forward to seeing what you come up with next!
Samantha S.

Samantha S.

Sep, 2023

Rosie was amazing! She made sure she had a clear understanding of what I was looking for to have the best possible outcome for my manuscript. Plus, she made it a point to identify components she really enjoyed which was a nice surprise! I will be working with her on all future projects!
Rosie W.
Thank you so much! What a lovely review. I really enjoyed doing your copy edit and hope to work together again in the future. Can't wait to see your book in print :)
Orsolya K.

Orsolya K.

Jul, 2023

Another amazing collaboration with Rosie. Super speedy turnaround and still great quality work. Thank you Rosie. Hope to work with you again in the future on another project.
Rosie W.
Thank you so much! I was so pleased to work on your book for a copy edit after the developmental edit: I felt so lucky to see the way your book developed into such a fantastic story. Good luck in y...
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HM S.

HM S.

Apr, 2023

Rosie was fantastic to work with! She communicated clearly and delivered her work according to our agreed upon timeline. Her editing touch was light but thoughtful and precise and her work contributed to my writing being more consistent, polished and ready for the next stage of the publishing adventure. She posed some great questions in the margin which helped me see the novel through the reade...
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Rosie W.
This is such a lovely review, thank you! I really enjoyed working with you and hope we can work together again on future books.
Orsolya K.

Orsolya K.

Apr, 2023

Rosie has been great to work with. Her developmental edit was thorough and her comments have given me great food for thought on how to improve my work. Looking forward to working with her again in the future.
Rosie W.
Thank you so much! It was lovely to work with you and I really hope we have many more projects together.

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