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professional book editing

for independent and self-publishing authors
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please note all genres are welcome

I'm a freelance editor and self-published writer, offering friendly and affordable editorial services. With over three years of experience editing fiction, scripts, academic essays and articles, I'm here to help you take your story to the next level. From my base at home in the UK, I work with authors both locally and internationally. 


As a self-published writer myself, I know how daunting it can be to share your work with others. That's why my feedback will always be honest but encouraging – there's no nasty red marker pen here. My purpose is to support you and scrub up your writing, so you can create the very best version of your story.

Crime & Thriller

There's nothing I love more than a good ol' twister. As your personal accomplice, I can help test out your timelines, keep your clues consistent and make sure your breadcrumbs and red-herrings are exactly where you need them.

Fantasy & Sci-Fi

New worlds, new technology and new ideas? I'm completely on board. Fantasy can be a mammoth task if you're creating whole new worlds – I can help test your inventions, spot any lore inconsistencies and flesh out those allegories.


Every good story has key relationships, but none so transformative as those in romance. Whoever your characters are and whomever they (will) love, I can help you test and push the boundaries of their compatibility to drive your story, conveniently avoiding those 

plot-driven clichés. 


Developmental Editing

For writers in the drafting process, who need a fresh pair of eyes and professional advice.


For writers with a final draft, who want a second read for those pesky spelling, grammar and punctuation slip-ups.


For writers who are ready for publication, who need one last check for any technical mishaps.

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Hollie is an absolute delight to work with. She is my go-to editor for my business whenever I need my work edited or proofread. Not only does she have a professional attitude towards her work, Hollie is also friendly and approachable – the kind of person you'd go grab coffee with. She has the unique ability to adapt any piece of writing to make it the best it could possibly be.

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Please fill in the below form to receive a no obligations quote for your book, first chapter, short story, article or essay. Alternatively, you can email me at

I regularly monitor my requests and will be in touch within 1 working day.

Top tip: if you have any questions, try browsing my FAQ and Terms & Conditions first!


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Editor – Proofreader – Writer