Fiction editor for crime, mystery, suspense and thriller writers
My work with indie authors
I've been doing this for a while, which is why my proofreading portfolio includes a Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad, and an anniversary facsimile edition of probably the most famous Gothic horror novel ever published, Dracula.
Mostly, though, I love line editing for independent authors. My clients come from all over the world but they have one thing in common – they want to make their books the best they can be. I help them with that mission and I reckon it's the best job in the world.
My wordery nerdery
I'm an editor with thirty years of experience in the publishing industry. I'm also a writer, speaker and podcaster ... because writing about words helps me hone my editing craft, teaching others gets me out of my shed, and podcasting with my editorial bestie Denise Cowle is the best fun ever.
Organizations I’m committed to
I'm an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and currently serve as its vice-chair. I'm also a Member of ACES and a Partner Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), and I support the National Centre for Writing, located in Norwich's historic Dragon Hall.
What I write
When I'm not working on other people's words, I like to write my own. I have a little short fiction under my belt and a lot of non-fiction ... business guidance for fellow editors and sentence craft for independent authors.
Where I live
I live with my husband, child and dogs in the heart of the beautiful Norfolk Broads and have the privilege of spending my working week with words. In my spare time, I'm in the garden, by the river, or at the coast, hanging out with curious seals. That photo below was taken at Waxham Sands. It was a special day – they're used to humans but rarely get that close!
The editor’s shed
Ever wondered what an editor's office looks like? The gallery below gives you a flavour of mine!