Eleanor Smith

Eleanor Smith – Editor

Experienced editor specialising in crime / historical / fantasy. Offering a sharp eye and a quick turnaround.

Overview

I'm an experienced proofreader and copy editor who's worked with prestigious UK publishers, including Legend Press, SilverWood Books, Galileo Publishing and BookLife Publishing.


My job is to take a great story and turn it into a polished and professional manuscript. I do this by marking up all errors in spelling, punctuation, formatting and consistency - making sure my amendments are as clear and concise as possible. I can mark up on Microsoft Word using track changes or on Adobe PDF using the built-in commenting tools. Already have a style sheet you’d like me to follow? No problem. If not, I’ll go with the majority usage and create my own style sheet at the end so you know exactly what style conventions have been used.


Want to know a bit about my background?

I am an experienced freelance editor and professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading. Before I set up my proofreading and editing business, I worked in the marketing industry, proofreading and copy editing websites, blogs, catalogues, leaflets – the list goes on. But my passion lies in reading fiction, hence why I made the move to freelancing and made my passion my career.


Now I work with publishers from across the UK, copy editing or proofreading books for all ages, from Early Years books for children to crime thrillers for adults. I've also worked on historical, fantasy, romance and literary titles. Take a look at my portfolio and you'll see some of the brilliant authors I've had the pleasure of editing!


If you're looking for a professional who's going to not only work hard and produce excellent results but also one who's going to enjoy every minute, get in touch for a quote. I look forward to hearing about your project.

Services
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Fantasy Historical Fiction Middle Grade Fantasy Mystery & Crime Romance
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • BA (hons) in English Literature
  • CIEP Introduction to Proofreading
  • CIEP Proofreading Progress
  • CIEP Proofreading Headway

Work experience

Self-employed

Mar, 2019 — Present

Eleanor has 20 reviews

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maria K.

maria K.

Dec, 2023

Very pleased with the results Eleanor provided. She is extremely professional with her interactions and speed to edit. A joy to work with. Looking forward to carrying on the joint work together.
Eleanor S.
Thank you, Maria! You're a joy to work with too.
Avery T.

Avery T.

Dec, 2023

Went above and beyond to edit my story and was constantly replying and answering my questions.
Eleanor S.
So pleased you are happy with my edits, Avery!
Yhoni Y.

Yhoni Y.

Nov, 2023

Eleanor’s attention to detail and thoroughness in proofreading Wayward Wings surpassed my expectations. I’m delighted with the job she’s done. She not only corrected any errors but also provided valuable insight. Her patience and willingness to address my grammar queries showed her commitment to delivering a high-quality product. This collaboration with Eleanor has been very successful, and I w...
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Eleanor S.
It would be great to work with you again, Yhoni! I'm so pleased you are happy with the proofread.
Gina C.

Gina C.

Oct, 2023

Eleanor was very kind and changed her dates because for various reasons the project was delayed. She was also extremely thorough and did the work exactly on time.
Eleanor S.
Thank you for the kind words, Gina! It was great working with you.
SE R.

SE R.

Oct, 2023

Eleanor did a thorough job on my novel. She caught some inconsistencies that saved the book. Her suggestions were spot on and her response time was on point. I would definitely hire her again.
Eleanor S.
I'm so glad you were happy with my edit! Would be great to work with you again.

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