Professional, supportive and affordable editing and proofreading services for self-publishing and independent authors.
What I Do
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.
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.
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.
Supportive, honest and professional
I am a trained, professional proofreader and copyeditor and a member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.
You’ve worked hard on your manuscript, I understand the anxieties you may be feeling when working with other professionals.
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.
Entry-Level member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.
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”
Pete Draper, Author
Ian Barr, Author
Can I help you?
What genres can you work with?
I have worked with authors writing all manner of genres, including:
- YA and NA
- Crime and thriller
- LGBTQ+ themes
- Short stories and novellas
I have also worked with non-fiction texts, including:
- LGBTQ+ themes
- Aviation history
“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…
Life as a freelance editor and proofreader can be unpredictable. From times of feeling swamped with work and under pressure to get it all done to worries about the future as you having nothing in your inbox.
How do you cope with the down time and what do you do to fill the schedule in the quiet periods?
Writers, whether experienced or new, frequently come across this problem. It’s easily done, I’m sure we’ve all been guilty of doing it. What is it? Overwriting. In this post, we’ll take a look at how to identify and remove instances of overwriting from your manuscript.
A client recently asked me if I ever have an opinion on certain words. I don’t. Words are there to communicate a message – to tell a story. I do not sit with a dictionary ticking off the words I love and scratching out the words I hate.
Some of the recent books I’ve worked on include:
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