Working towards recognized standards ... If you want readers to wrap themselves up in your words, rather than stubbing their toes on them, you need to eliminate the red flags. Working with an editorial professional helps you do just that – so your audience can give its full attention to the world you've built and the characters who move around within it.
I have extensive experience of proofreading and copy-editing for independent authors. I make a promise to each and every one of them – to edit with respect and elegance so that the writer’s voice remains intact and the text meets professional publishing industry-recognized standards.
Want to see a style sheet? My style sheet provides you with an editorial summary of your book and a record of the decisions I’ve made to bring common-sense consistency to your writing.
If you'd like to see a sample, download my editorial report and style sheet. Each client's style sheet will be different, depending on a number of factors (e.g. genre/subject matter, the format in which we're working, author preferences, or an external agency's requirements).
Resources for self-publishing authors I've created the following free resources especially for independent authors. Feel free to take a look.
Sample proofreads and edits Subject to availability in my schedule, I am happy to provide you with a sample of my proofreading/editing service. The price is a flat fee of £50 for a sample of no more than 500 words.