Shoaib M. Hussain

Shoaib M. Hussain – Editor

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


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 strengthen 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 5 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!

Children’s Non-Fiction History Islam Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Contemporary Fiction Dystopian Psychological Thriller Romance
English (UK) English (US)
  • Publishing Training Centre certified copy-editing and proofreading
  • Publishing Training Centre certified copy-writing for Publishers

Work experience


Sep, 2022 — Present

Studio Books

Nov, 2020 — Sep, 2022 (almost 2 years)

Lagardère Publishing

Sep, 2019 — Oct, 2020 (about 1 year)

Asian Image

Dec, 2012 — Mar, 2015 (about 2 years)

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

Shoaib M. has 16 reviews





Brandon S.

Brandon S.

Apr, 2024

Shoaib knows what he's doing! I couldn't be happier with the service he provided. I highly recommend him to anyone in search of editorial services.
gilda M.

gilda M.

Nov, 2023

Very nice to work with, great constructive feedback.
Nazia K.

Nazia K.

Aug, 2023

As a newcomer to writing, taking the next step of assessing and editing my manuscript felt overwhelmingly daunting. However, with Shoaib's tailored guidance for a novice like me, everything changed. Shoaib skillfully blended constructive criticism with genuine praise, turning the process into a collaborative journey rather than just corrections! with his insightful guidance and recommendation...
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Aug, 2023

When I signed up with Reedsy, I thought Shoaib could be the right person to work with. Funnily, according to what I told Reedsy I was looking for, they suggested Shoaib to me soon after. He was indeed the right person to work with for my content. I have to say that both Reedsy and Shoaib did a great job. They guided me very well and everything worked out just fine. Besides the great work, Shoai...
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Taron T.

Taron T.

Jul, 2023

He is phenomenal

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