Just Write Right

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Services

What I Do


Development

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Not sure on your story’s plot points or organisation? A developmental edit will work with you to find the best structure for your story or non‑fiction book. With you, we will work to develop your manuscript from initial idea to final product.

Copyediting

An open book in front of a laptop.

It’s not just a detailed, line by line assessment to check for spelling, punctuation and grammar gremlins. It’s also a check for consistency, conciseness and readability. I’ll also pick up on any other potential problems with your manuscript, such as bias or even legal issues.

Proofreading

An open book

A final check before you publish, making sure that text is formatted correctly, error-free and ready for publication. Working from your style sheet, I’ll check that all the editorial decisions are correct and that your work is ready for public viewing.

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Why choose me?

Supportive, honest and professional


Trained
I am a trained, professional proofreader and copyeditor and a member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.

Supportive
You’ve worked hard on your manuscript, I understand the anxieties you may be feeling when working with other professionals.

Honest
To get the best results, you need honest guidance. If something is not right, I’ll tell you, as clearly and concisely as possible, how to get it fixed.

Write without fear. Edit without mercy.

Why edit?

Whatever it is that you have written, if you are going to publish it, you’ll need to make sure it is clear and error free for your readers. Here’s a few other reasons why you should edit.

  • Fresh pair of eyes. Sometimes, we’re just too close to our own words that we don’t notice our own mistakes.
  • Pick up on fine details. You are the expert writer. Now allow an expert editor to go through your manuscript with an experienced pair of eyes.
  • Everyone shouts when they spot a typo! Nobody notices when your text is error free but they are always too keen to shout (and leave bad reviews) when they do spot one.
  • Learn for next time. I’ll give you detailed feedback which can help you to improve your writing for your next project.

“Work with my budget”

The feedback most valuable for me.

Jessica Nielsen, Author

“Great editing service”

Picked up on things I wouldn’t have noticed even after several drafts

Pete Draper, Author

“So impressed”

Not only did he catch things that I hadn’t, he did so in a timely manner.

Ian Barr, Author

Questions?

Can I help you?


What genres can you work with?
I have worked with authors writing all manner of genres, including:

  • Fantasy
  • YA and NA
  • Crime and thriller
  • Romance
  • LGBTQ+ themes
  • Adventure
  • Short stories and novellas

I have also worked with non-fiction texts, including:

  • Memoir
  • Autobiography
  • LGBTQ+ themes
  • Aviation history
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“The comments Nick made were clear and concise so I was able to get to work immediately. I’d highly recommend his services and I’d be more than happy to work with him again.”

Ruby Brooks

Still not sure?

Try a free sample edit today and find out how I can support you.

Recent additions to the blog…

Blogger recognition award!

How very generous of JN Supermom of Rants of a Foul Mouthed Mom fame for nominating me for this Blogger Recognition Award! I’m very, very grateful!

On LGBTQ+ editing: Characters

This is the first in a mini-series of posts looking LGBTQ+ fiction editing. By LGBTQ+ fiction, I mean any fiction that features LGBTQ+ characters. From erotica to science fiction, stopping off at romance, fantasy and historical. No genre should now be without LGBTQ+ representation.

Commas and adjectives

When do you need to use a comma when listing adjectives and why do you see no comma between some adjectives?

Some of the recent books I’ve worked on include:

  • Synthetic Magic by Ian Barr

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