Editing and proofreading services are offered by Maren Child, who is an Accredited Editor (Institute of Professional Editors Ltd., Australia).

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Our editing and proofreading services include:

  • a wide range of print and ebooks, including fiction, life writing and non-fiction

  • business documents including brochures, newsletters, quotes and tenders

  • websites and online information.

We will help you polish your work, ready for self-publication or submitting to a publisher.

We edit non-fiction, life writing and memoir, and fiction. We will assess your manuscript and discuss with you the level of editing required.

Substantive editing includes ensuring that the form, arrangement, focus and length of your publication are suitable for its purpose, taking into consideration the intended audience, your intention and the method of publication.

Copyediting includes checking and correcting errors and inconsistencies in spelling, grammar, punctuation and heading styles. We will also query any ambiguous or unclear wording, and help you clarify your meaning.

Proofreading occurs after copyediting and layout, ensuring that there are no spelling mistakes, images are correctly captioned, the table of contents is correct, fonts are used consistently and so on.

One of the most frequent mistakes self-published authors make is not to have their manuscript professionally edited. Copyediting is most useful when you are preparing to publish your manuscript or submit it to an agent or publisher. If we feel your manuscript is not ready for copyediting, we will recommend substantive editing or a manuscript review.

To contact us about our editing services, please use the contact form, including a brief description of your manuscript and what stage you have reached in its development.