Book editing

As your fiction book editor I consider chapter structure and sequence; characterisation and point of view; style and language; plot and sub-plots; setting; and themes when reading your manuscript to edit the structure of your book.

To edit your memoir or biography, I will consider: chapters and scenes; themes; characters and point of view; language and style; and setting.

An edit of your non-fiction book may include attention to overall structure, and content under headings and subheadings, as well as language and style.

My suggestions will aim to bring consistency, accuracy and coherence to your work, and to preserve and enhance your writer’s ‘voice’.

Depending on how much support you need for your writing, and how finished your draft is, I can offer a range of services including:

  • developmental editing
  • structural reports
  • structural editing
  • copy editing
  • proofreading
  • English grammar consultation

Authors I have worked with have found structural reports an invaluable tool in gaining an objective view of their writing, which helps them to focus and organise their redrafting process.

For writers who are publishing their own work, or preparing to submit to a publisher, working with an editor can be nerve-racking. You should be able to trust that your editor will treat your work with utmost respect and sensitivity.

Just as every writer’s voice and style is unique, no editing job is the same as another. The information given here is a brief overview of what editing your book might address. For a clearer idea of what your book needs, send me your manuscript and I can advise you how I can help.

I am very happy to work with non-English speaking authors.

Find out about the difference between editing, copy editing and proofreading.

To talk about how I can help you with your book edit or to ask for a quote please contact me.