Do you worry that your plot isn’t pacy enough, your characters lack credibility or your ending fails to deliver? Perhaps your mid-section is in the doldrums and your dialogue is dry. Or maybe you’re having trouble turning your travel journal into a compelling story.

Welcome!

Whether you are writing a novel or a travel book, I will use my editorial expertise to help you proceed with confidence. Together we will analyse what’s working well and what’s in need of attention. Always mindful of your vision for your book, I will offer constructive advice on how to tackle problem areas and how to keep your readers onside.

I am a professional book editor and copy-editor with 25 years’ experience. I edit fiction and travel titles for self-publishers, debut novelists, established authors and publishing houses. My specialist areas are literary, commercial and genre fiction, thrillers, women’s fiction, historical fiction, fiction in translation, travelogues and narrative non-fiction. Here’s what some of my clients have said about me.

I’m an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), a Partner Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) and a member of the Society of Authors (SoA). As an author myself, I know how important it is to have an experienced and sympathetic editor on your side.

Please contact me to find out how I can help you produce the best possible book, whether you are submitting to an agent or planning to self-publish.

A few of the books I’ve worked on:

The Only Way Is West Anna_Prowse Playdate_Alex-Dahl The-Other-You Liam Glass Orhan-Pamuk