Need a copy-editor or proofreader for your YA novel or other long-form work?
I’m a freelance sub-editor, copy-editor and proofreader with more than seven years’ experience in commercial publishing. I spent five years at InStyle as senior sub-editor/writer and I’ve written for The Independent and The Independent on Sunday, The Guardian, and Just Seventeen and Livingetc.
Sub-editing, copy-editing and proofreading clients include…
Scholastic (publishers of The Hunger Games trilogy), Marie Claire Runway (as chief sub-editor), Stylist, Shortlist, Shortlist: Mode, Livingetc, Wallpaper*, InStyle, Sunday Times Style, and students at The London Consortium and City University London.
Update: unfortunately I’m no longer able to accept academic clients.
I specialise in copy-editing and proofreading, with a focus on YA fiction. (You can see how much I’m into teen fiction, film and television at The YA ABC, or add me as a friend on Goodreads to see what I’ve been enjoying lately.)
I can help clean up your final draft, checking for mixed metaphors, out-of-character behaviour, cliches, and plot and timeline holes; or give your work a final proofread and polish for spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Drop me a line for a quote or to discuss how I can help. I’ll copy-edit or proofread (or both) five pages for free so you can see what I do, how I do it, and if you’d like me to work on your project.