Transform your manuscripts into
a novel you can be proud of!

Looking for an experienced, qualified and highly effective editor?
Discover how I can help you with my free editorial guide

Enjoy complete piece of mind

Experience complete peace of mind with my comprehensive services. I I go beyond simple proofreading and editing, drawing on fourteen years of editorial success to empower you in mastering the art of writing with an unwavering confidence. In recent years I have played a pivotal role in launching successful fiction writers and I am committed to providing the same level of support for your creative writing journey.

As a proud member of The Chartered Institute of Editors and ProofreadersACES,  alongside PEN and the Editorial Freelancers Association, I continually undergo training with these esteemed organisations to ensure my editorial skills remain current and meet the highest industry standards. Holding multiple certifications from these institutions, I am dedicated to delivering excellence in every aspect of my work.

A specialist approach

I specialise in women’s fiction, YA and all genre thrillers alongside crime and mystery. I have a proven track record in helping authors achieve their goals. As a specialist developmental line editor, I know what it takes to succeed in these areas and will support you every step of the way.

Furthermore, I offer all my clients an opportunity to receive a critical overview report, alongside the manuscript mark-up. This gives an assessment of their novel, with in-depth further advice on all things to do with fiction writing. This has proved invaluable to so many authors that I have collaborated with.

Enhance your writing

My proofreading and editing services will comprehensively assess your manuscript. I’ll help you enhance your writing, address plot and character construction, develop chapter sequencing, solid timelines and a clear protagonist point of view. I can also offer support in crafting engaging dialogue, bringing scenes alive for the reader and creating a compelling, commercial piece of fiction ready for publication.

Professional editing from a member of the
Chartered Institute for Editors and Proofreaders, ACES, PEN, and the Editorial Freelancers Association.

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In-depth Analysis

I know how daunting it can be to utilise proofreading and editing services for the first time. However, I’ve helped hundreds of writers just like you to bring their work to life and I am here to support you. For over 13 years, I’ve been helping to launch debut authors, with several going on to sign some very lucrative deals

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Experienced novel editing

No matter your experience, a professional editorial assessment can transform your writing. So regardless of whether you are a complete beginner or a published author, I’ll help you master your craft.

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Dedicated to you

When you opt for my proofreading and editing services, you can be guaranteed of my complete focus. I will work closely with you, helping to enrich your writing and supporting you to create the very best novel possible.

Supporting writers to get published for over 13 years

As a specialist developmental editor, I have edited and developed multiple award-winning, world-class novels. Check out just some of the books I have worked on.

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Client Comments

Thanks to Shelley’s incisive, perceptive edit of my debut novel I was signed by an agent and secured a three book deal with Simon and Schuster, with a very lucrative advance. The book then went on to be shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Children’s award. I cannot recommend Shelley highly enough as an editor and I feel extremely fortunate to have worked with her at such a pivotal stage in my career.

Sarah Naughton
The Hanged Man Rises, Costa Book shortlisted

Want to start discussing your manuscript?

Have a manuscript you need support on? My goal is to help transform your writing and achieve success. So, if you are looking for professional proofreading and editing services, get in touch today to start discussing your project.
Email: thebookeditorialexpert@gmail.com