You’ve finished your manuscript, what’s next?

So you’ve written a memoir, biography or other non-fiction book. Now is the time to get some professional editing advice with the next stage. There are a range of options I can offer you.

Manuscript assessment

You’ve finished the first draft of your manuscript, and you want some feedback on how you can improve it.

An assessment does not involve a detailed edit. You will receive a written report about your book’s style, structure and language. It’s cheaper than a developmental edit, and it can guide you to make structural changes yourself.

Developmental editing

Developmental editing is sometimes called ‘structural editing’, ‘substantive editing’ or ‘content editing’. Your structure, content, language, style and presentation should all work well together. This ‘big picture’ level of editing ensures this is the case.

Copy editing

Copy editing is sometimes called ‘line editing’. It is about making sure the words you have written are accurate, consistent and as clear as possible.


A proofread takes place towards the end of the production process. It’s a final check over your manuscript before you go into design and print. Once you’ve had your book designed, you will also need a proofread – to make sure everything is in order.

Sample edit

I am also happy to undertake a sample edit of your book, so you can get an idea from the outset what’s involved. There is a small charge involved for this. I will deduct this amount from the final fee, should you choose to go ahead with me as your editor.


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Whether you need a magazine, website or government report edited, I can help. I have many years’ experience in publishing and communications, so you can rest assured I will edit your document well. Check out my portfolio to see the range of magazines and publications I have edited.


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