Editorial services for authors

Who am I?

I’m Louise, and I read and write for a living. I live in beautiful Derbyshire in the UK, and I believe passionately that writers deserve to have confidence in themselves and their stories.

I’ve been reading and writing all my life, and editing on a freelance basis for over a decade. I specialise in working with fantasy novelists, and with academic writers for whom English is a second or additional language – I have a background in social science and education, and I love to work with scholars in a wide range of areas and disciplines.

How can I help you?

If you’re a writer, it’s likely you want to be published – but it’s also likely that you might have concerns or anxieties about this. Editors provide a safety net; we are your secret weapon as you prepare your writing for publication.

I can offer you an expert professional eye and supportive, encouraging feedback to help you craft and polish your manuscript and make it the best it can be.

I get it

As a writer myself I know about the nagging doubts and lack of confidence that can undermine even the most experienced of us. Bad reviews damage reputations, and they hurt, dammit.

I also know how daunting it can be to reach out and ask for feedback. I want to help you tell your story, and I want you to feel good about it; I have built my freelance editorial business on transparency, approachability, and bespoke editorial services tailored to the needs of each writer and each manuscript.

 

My mission

I want to meet you where you are, to provide sensitive, constructive and helpful editorial feedback when you need it. Your manuscript is as unique as you are, and my mission is to offer a bespoke service that is responsive to your requirements.

Your story deserves to be heard, and I will do everything I can to help you make it the best it can be.

If you think I could help you, or if you’d like to chat about why I do what I do, please use the form below to drop me a line with your enquiry. I’m always happy to discuss my services, my mission and my approach to editing – I’d love to hear from you.

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