and self publishers
Authors have a tough time. It can be a lonely business. It's so easy to become too close to your own writing. Things can be even tougher for you if you're going it alone as an independent, with no one to act as a second pair of eyes.
Wouldn't it be good to know that when you've finished that first draft, you have someone in place with fresh eyes, and the training and experience to pick up not just the typos, punctuation, and grammar, but also to highlight those things that, over time, and many rereads, you have missed because you have read not what you have written but what your overworked brain thinks that you have written? Proofreaders and editors are specifically trained to read in quite a different way so that these errors can be quickly flagged and corrected.
What we can do for you
proofread/copy-edit your novel, novella, or poetry
substantive editing of your work, see the mini glossary of these terms on the information page
format your final draft so that it is ready for the oh-so-particular way that publishers like to receive your manuscript.
Please contact us for an informal discussion on how we might be able to help with any or more of these suggestions.
We are members of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.
We have worked closely with independent authors and have proofread, copy-edited, and substantively edited a number of novels.
We write too, therefore we share your pain, and are aware of the pitfalls of going it alone.
Benefits we can provide
We offer friendly and constructive advice. You will find us easy to get along with and always enthusiastic about your project; we share a fascination of what makes authors' tick!
We will always ensure that your words are clearly written and easily understood, and most importantly, that they convey the sense that you intended.
An accurate and fast turnaround service.
As members of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) we are bound by its established code of practice.
If you would like to work with friendly and dedicated editors who understand that sweat and tears have gone into your opus, then please do get in touch. Remember: a professional edit will show your work at its very best for your readers.