Copy Editing

Professional copy editing

The skill of copy editing is to bring out the best from your manuscript, retaining your authentic ‘voice’, but improving your original draft.

As your writing partner, we work closely with you to encourage your confidence as an author and understand your needs. You may want to leave a lot of the work to us, or only want a strictly limited input.

Different levels of copy editing

There are different levels of editing that you may require:

  • Some people are confident that their writing is to a high standard and only needs proof reading to ensure consistency and eliminate typing errors.
  • Others prefer us to check through the manuscript carefully to correct any mistakes in spelling, grammar or punctuation.
  • Many of our authors welcome suggestions to improve the flow of the writing and make it an easier, more enjoyable read
  • Often, clients request extensive editing, which may in effect amount to re-writing sections of the manuscript to improve the structure of the book and the writing style.

A one-to-one service

Most of our clients have never written a book before, and appreciate the expert help we can give to transform a first draft into a more professional version. Whatever level of copy editing support you need, we can provide a truly individual service.

“Thank you for the wonderful job you have done with my memoirs … I am still amazed at how well you have put my stories together.”
Mr J Duckworth, May 2014

“I would recommend your services to anyone who wants to write their autobiography but needs a little help in pulling it all together.”
Mrs S Reed, March 2015

To find out more about our memoir writing service please contact me.