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Louise Maskill PhD

I provide a bespoke service to help writers of all kinds polish and perfect their manuscripts for publication, whether via traditional means, self-publishing or in peer-reviewed journals.

Fiction editing

I work with fiction authors to improve  novels and short stories in terms of plot, structure, internal consistency, style and grammar.

Academic editing

I work with academic authors for whom English is a second or additional language, helping them to perfect their articles for peer review.

Journalling for writers

I am working on a series of resources for writers to establish and maintain a journalling practice.

Hello! I’m Louise

Freelance writer and editor

Welcome to my corner of the internet – I’m glad to see you here. I live and work in Derbyshire in the UK, and I have been writing and editing on a freelance basis for over a decade.

I love to help authors of all kinds, providing a bespoke service based on the needs of the author, the manuscript and the intended audience. I specialise in working with fiction authors, and writers for whom English is a second or additional language.

My own published works include a series of dialect and local interest books for Bradwell Books, and walking and tourist guides to my local Peak District for Curlew Press.

Getting started is easy


Book a 15-minute phone or Zoom call

A free, no-obligation preliminary chat about you, your work and my services

Enquire about my sample editing service

A free, no-obligation edit of a short extract from your work, sent back to you with notes and a quote for editing the whole manuscript

My blog

Why COVID is like a lemon

Why COVID is like a lemon

So here’s a good confluence of various interests. For a while I’ve felt I needed to write here about the pandemic, because … well, all the feels, and it is the defining factor in everything at the moment. I haven’t talked about it in my public writing because I’ve...

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