I’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions that I receive from authors – because where there is one person wondering, there will be others. Want to know something that hasn’t been covered below? Get in touch with me on my Contact page and I’ll come back to you with an answer as soon as I can.

I offer a range of editing types including developmental editing, a full line & copy edit, a lighter proof edit, and a final proofread. These are all detailed on my Services page, along with a rough price guide.

This very much depends on what stage your writing is at. If you have just completed your initial draft then you might benefit from a developmental edit or a manuscript critique. If you have already gone through multiple rounds of self-editing and beta reader feedback then a line & copy or proof edit might be better for you. Visit the Services page to see the different editing types on offer, and feel free to get in touch if you would like some support to choose the right service for you.

The cost will depend on a variety of factors including how many words your project is, how quickly you need the work completed, and how clean the writing is to begin with. I offer a ‘starting price’ for each type of edit on my Services page, and can give a full quote once I have reviewed a short sample of your project. Get in touch via my Contact page for a quote.

I completely understand that, for many authors, having a professional editor review their manuscript is a huge financial outlay. I am happy to discuss payment plans and spreading payments over a longer period of time. Please let me know at the quote stage if this is something you would like to explore. 


Yes — although my prices are listed in pounds and I am based in the UK, I work with authors from all over the world. In fact, around 75% of my clients are based in the USA and Canada! I am very familiar with the standard fiction style guides for different countries, and the spelling and grammar differences.

I edit books in all genres, although my preferred genres are romance, crime & thriller, action & adventure, and YA.

This depends, again, on the word count, the quality of the writing, and the complexity of the edit. The start date and deadline will be agreed with you at the time of signing the contract. 

As a rough guide, an 80,000 word novel may take approximately:

  • Manuscript Assessment – 1-3 weeks
  • Manuscript Critique – 3-5 weeks
  • Developmental Edit – 6-8 weeks
  • Line & Copy Edit – 5-7 weeks
  • Proof Edit – 3-4 weeks
  • Proofread – 3-4 weeks

Unfortunately, perfection is impossible to achieve. So, as much as I would like to, I cannot guarantee that I will highlight every single error in your manuscript. I can, however, guarantee that I am qualified and experienced in editing and proofreading, and that I will do my best to make your manuscript as great as it can possibly be. 

That is completely understandable, and totally OK. At the end of the day, your manuscript is something that you have poured your heart and soul into, and it is up to you which suggestions and feedback you take on board. I do my best to keep my editing as sympathetic to the original text as possible, and only suggest changes there they are needed. I’m here to polish your novel, not to reimagine it.

Absolutely no problem at all. I have edited and proofread books with all sorts of different content, so very little fazes me. 

Your writing is yours and you will retain the copyright to it throughout the editorial and/or proofreading process, and I will not discuss your book with anyone else without your prior written consent. Your manuscript will be held securely using a password protected storage system during the time I am working on it.

That is entirely up to you —you might choose to submit your novel to an agent or publisher, or you might decide to self-publish your novel physically or online. Whatever you choose to do, I wish you the best of luck.

Yes — I offer two different services to help authors during the writing stage of their book journey. 

If you are stuck on one specific thing (e.g. you would like to brainstorm a plot hole, sense check the order events are happening in, or have a spark of novel idea you need help to nurture) then a Brainstorming Call might be right for you. These can be booked for 30 or 60 mins, and we will confirm in advance what the main topics of discussion are so we can make the best use of time.

If you are stuck getting the words down on paper and are constantly finding your writing pushed aside when life gets in the way, then the Author Accountability Service might be for you. This is a monthly service where we set goals each week (via WhatsApp or email) and check in throughout the week to see how you are getting on. This is a new service coming in early 2024.

Visit my Services page or Contact me to find out more about the different services I offer.

I do not offer promotion service for books. However I do offer 1:1 marketing calls to help guide and support you to market your own book. 

I also love to share client success stories on social media, so let me know your social media handles and I will try to share relevant posts to my followers.

I am always grateful when existing clients refer their friends and writing buddies to me. To to say thank you I launched my Author Referral Scheme which gives both authors a £50 discount.

This is applied to the final invoice for the new client. For the existing client, this can be used towards a future edit. Up to a maximum of £250 in referral discounts can be used per project.

The referral scheme is only valid on developmental, line & copy and proof edits. Read the full information in my Terms & Conditions.