professional, affordable

book editing

for independent and self-publishing authors
How I Can Help
  • Writing Webinars

    Looking for a digital community of writers or some inspiration? Come join my bi-weekly workshops.

  • Developmental Edit

    Substantial scene-by-scene feedback to help you reach your creative and self-publishing goals.

  • Proofread

    Corrections to spelling, grammar and punctuation errors, checking for inconsistencies and more.

An Editor You Can Trust

Hi, I'm Hollie. I'm a self-published writer, fiction editor and proofreader. I'm passionate about building confidence and innovative ideas in my writers.


My developmental edits will prioritise your writerly vision and encourage you to realise your ideas onto the page. With my affordable, bespoke support, you'll have a dedicated expert helping you to create the best version of your story. 

Killer Plot Twists

I specialise in thriller, suspense, mystery and crime stories. If you're looking for an editor who loves to separate the red herrings from the clues and can help you develop your craft specifically for your genre, you're in the right place.

Resources for Writers

04 Oct 2020

Do I Need An Editor?

Click here for the answers to all your questions about what it is I do, and how I can help transform your story.

  • Simple and Effective Writing Software for Authors

    Getting the tools of the trade right can be tricky. It's all down to personal preference, so I've compiled this quick list of the most si...

  • 3 Ways to Avoid Blank Page Panic

    So you're ready to start your next project but there's a judgy white space of doom staring back at you. I get it, we've all been there. Y...


Quick Guides

  • Dialogue Tags and Punctuation

    Get to grips with the standard formatting of dialogue in fiction. Plus some extra tips!

  • Fiction Master List

    Looking for some inspiration?

    Browse my master list of the best-selling, innovative and exciting reads in the Thriller, Suspense, Crime & Mystery genre, to give you some ideas.

  • Narrative POV and Tenses

    Learn more about the most effective choice of narrator, point of view and tense for your story. 


"The Expositor"  –  A Coming of Age Novel

Hollie offers a thorough and incredible edit for your manuscript!

She lets you know your strengths and weaknesses, and she makes sure she is in your corner rooting for you. If you are looking for someone who is professional and will provide a detailed analysis, Hollie is a great choice.

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Editor – Proofreader – Writer