I'm here to give you guidance and support to get your novel to the next stage through developmental edits: assessing your manuscript to help you tighten your plot, crank up the tension, and understand what your book needs to grip the reader on every page. When you've nailed your plot, I also offer copy editing services where I forensically examine your novel on a line-by-line basis to ensure every paragraph does the best work it can.
I'm a writer and editor with two published novels of my own: Secrets of a Serial Killer (2020), and The House Fire (2022), both published by HarperCollins. I'm currently finishing my third novel, drafting my fourth (both out in 2024!), and offering my services as a freelance developmental and copy editor, specialising in psychological thrillers and women's fiction.
I have a Masters in Creative Writing, which 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 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’m a published travel writer and I’ve relied on Rosie’s editing skills for the past five years. Her keen eye and attention to detail ensured everything is word perfect, from newspaper articles to competition-winning pieces. Recently I used her developmental editing service for my psychological thriller manuscript and she was amazing, showing me where the action needed to pick up on the page, helping me restructure the twist so it’s perfect and also letting me know when something was working well, which was incredibly helpful and motivating."
-- Suzy Pope, Travel Writer and Novelist
"Rosie is an excellent editor who provides insightful, straightforward feedback. She has a great understanding of what captivates a reader, and spots any issues with pacing or plotting a mile off. She's an expert on structure and is an invaluable source of guidance when it comes to tackling the big developmental work. In addition, she has a good ear for language and can help rework paragraphs and sentences until they flow. After working with her for over a decade, I would highly recommend her as an editor, whether you're looking for big-picture developmental work or in-depth copy editing."
-- Colm Boyd, Novelist and Editor
- Creative Writing MSc
- Psychology BSc
Harper Collins UK, Bookouture
I have written two published novels: Secrets of a Serial Killer (2020), and The House Fire (2022), both published by Harper Collins. My third and fourth novels will be published in 2024 with Bookouture.
Structural, copy and line edits for fiction, along with manuscript and synopsis assessments and agent query feedback. Published pieces include my own novels and #1 bestseller The Last Days of Summer by Vanessa Ronan (Penguin Ireland, 2016), shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards.
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