Shoaib M Hussain-Patel

Shoaib M Hussain-Patel - Editor

New Richmond, WV, USA

Professional Development Editor. Certified proofreader and copyeditor of specialised non-fiction and postcolonial fiction.

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Hey there! I want to make your text the strongest it can be and it would be my pleasure to collaborate on your work. I want to thank you for looking me up. So a little about my services:

I offer consultation and editorial assessments on projects, where I can provide you with my analysis and insight on your entire manuscript. This entails detailing in-depth feedback concerning elements such as plot, characterization, structure, consistency and style to stengthen your text. I do this with detailed notes and concentrated 1-2-1 feedback.

I also offer developmental edits, where I want to be able to shape your text and make it become the best possible narrative that all readers can enjoy, by making use of my extensive market knowledge. And finally, I offer copyediting and proofreading services to all my clients, tasks where I diligently look at the punctuation, grammar, syntax and meaning, scrutinising and critiquing your work with a fine and surgical eye.

Not only do I want to give you the tools to create a wonderful text, I want to offer my expertise - my strong attention to detail, my publishing insight, my ability to dissect and cultivate - in order to provide you the platform to kickstart or progress your successful career as an author.

I'm an individual who can spot a text with potential, and its ability to perform well within the market especially considering my 4 years + worth of marketing and editorial experience within the publishing industry. My active involvement in the acquisition process means that I have valuable experience in knowing what works best and I can take your text, whether it is fiction or non-fiction, to the next level.

I have a 2:1 honours in BA (hons) English Literature with Creative Writing. I just really love great stories and engaging texts and how they're able to enrich the human experience, and I can't wait to read yours!
English (UK)
English (US)
Children’s Non-Fiction
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Cozy Mysteries
Psychological Thriller
Short Story


  • Publishing Training Centre certified copy-editing and proofreading
  • Publishing Training Centre certified copy-writing for Publishers

Work experience

Development Editor

September, 2022 – Present (7 months)

Junior Editor

Studio Books
November, 2020 – September, 2022 (almost 2 years)

Editoral assistant

Lagardère Publishing
September, 2019 – October, 2020 (about 1 year)

Editorial Columnist

Asian Image
December, 2012 – March, 2015 (about 2 years)

Proficient proofread, copyeditor and copywriter for Lancashire Evening Telegraph newspaper's sister paper

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Hashim & Family

Ahsan, Shahnaz

Starve Acre

Hurley, Andrew Michael

Big Girl, Small Town

Gallen, Michelle

Where's Spidey?: A Spider-Man search & find book

Marvel Entertainment International Ltd

Shoaib M has 8 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

N. Caine
He did a very good job and did it in a faster time than planned. Definitely worked out.

N. Caine, March 2023

Aazmao Writes
It was an amazing experience working with Shoaib, his suggestions and developmental edit has greatly helped me.

Aazmao Writes, March 2023

Sekinat Yakub
I am thoroughly pleased to have had the services of Saaleh in copy editing and proofreading my manuscript. I am indebted to his meticulous suggestions and constructive feedback. It gave me the confidence and boost I need to get my first book out there especially considering his background knowledge on the subject of my book. Thank you always Saaleh.

Sekinat Yakub, February 2023

Owen Polidano
Saleeh was very helpful. He did an excellent job at proof reading and editing my work. I would love to work with Saleeh again in the future!

Owen Polidano, January 2023

Sean O'Connor
Saaleh was hired to edit and proofread my book. Saaleh was a true professional in every sense. Not only did he proofread it, make editorial changes, and fix grammatical and punctuation errors, but he also made suggestions for changes with the ‘track-changes’ feature on Word function to make the story even better - and he wasn't even paid for that extra service, he literally just did it. This wa...
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Sean O'Connor, October 2022

Shoaib M Hussain-Patel
Thank you for your kind words Sean, the pleasure has been all mine and I can't wait to work on your amazing work again!

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