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Editing and Proofreading

I am Jill French, an Ambassador for and Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and I follow the CIEP Code of Practice.
for fiction and creative non-fiction writers. Fictional book editor UK

…lift your text to the next level

Your writing deserves to be edited with expertise and care so that is where I come in. I offer manuscript critiquing, developmental editing, copy-editing, proofreading, localizing, formatting and writing services. I support independent authors of fiction and creative non-fiction to prepare their manuscripts for self-publication, presenting to an agent or publisher. If you would like to work with me, discuss your writing project or receive a free no-obligation bespoke quote do get in touch.
Copyediting

Eliminate mistakes, inconsistencies, and repetition & have your manuscript polished for publication.

Manuscript Evaluation

Honest, detailed and professional assessment of your novel, ensuring the structure, dialogue and characterisations tie in together.

Proofreading

The final step in the editorial cycle. Grammar, spelling, punctuation and formatting checked and corrected for consistency and accuracy.

Developmental Editing

For authors who want a publisher-level edit. I'll help refine your manuscript by addressing the storytelling issues.

Selected Editing and Proofreading Portfolio

Examples of books I have copyedited or proofread.
Proofreader of Falling Plaster book by Laura Jenski
Proofreader of The miraculous music book by Clara Martinelli
Proofreader of Blind Witness book by Vicki Goldie
Proofreader of Five Years on Pelian Ten Years at Troy book by Will Roberts
Proofreader of Candlelit Quest book by J.W. Chudley
Proofreader of Daisy book by Veronica Ewen
Proofreader of The voyages of de villehardouin cruising french waterways book by Valerie Helps
Proofreader of The kiss of two worlds book by Alicen Geddes Ward
Proofreader of Scotlands other royal family book by Linda Hendry Lennen
Specialisms (including but not limited to):
Fiction: Adventure / Crime / Fantasy / LGBTQ / Memoir / Magical Realism / Mystery / Romance / Thriller / YA
Creative Non-fiction and Self-Help: Business / Education / History / Linguistics / Management / Philosophy / Self-help / Social history / Uplit

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