Copyediting and proofreading

for independent fiction authors
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  • Publish your best work

    Your aim is to craft a compelling story. Mine is to help you deliver the best version of your story to readers.
  • Elevate your voice

    I’ll work with you at sentence level to enhance clarity and flow and eliminate distractions so your voice and your story can shine.
  • Build your confidence

    Good editing helps you improve your novel and gives you practical editorial tools you can apply to every book you write, building your confidence as an author.

How we can work together

Full Copyedit

Full copyedit

A comprehensive line-by-line edit of your novel that focuses on flow, clarity, consistency and readability.

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Full Copyedit

Full proofread

A thorough prepublication check for any typos or issues that have slipped through previous rounds of editing.

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Full Copyedit

Sample edit

A free taster edit that shows you how I work at sentence level. It lets you evaluate if I’m a good editorial fit for you.

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the result was a much better script that I proudly presented to my publisher

When I got my manuscript back from Angela, I was shocked to realise it wasn’t just a couple of typos here and there as I’d imagined. She had done a huge job, and the result was a much better script that I proudly presented to my publisher.

Annika Ohlson-Smith, Fiction Author

I learnt so much from her thorough and kind approach to editing

This was my first experience of collaborating with an editor and what an excellent choice! Angela is an absolute delight to work with. I learnt so much from her thorough and kind approach to editing.

S J Gardiner, Thriller Author

she embraced my manuscript and lifted it to the next level

Angela Bissell is a true gem of a copyeditor. With an eagle-eyed focus on detail coupled with skillful attention to context and nuance, she embraced my manuscript and lifted it to the next level.

S G Benton, Thriller Author

a killer combination for polishing a manuscript

Working with Angela is always an enriching experience. She’s an editor who is fully committed to her clients, helping craft the best possible stories with a keen eye for detail, while still respecting the author’s voice and creativity.

Bronwen Evans, USA Today Bestselling Author

I highly recommend Angela to anyone who wants to release the best version of their book

I found Angela to be an exceptional editor to work with. I had trialled a number of freelance editors previously and the editing process with Angela was by far the smoothest I have ever experienced.

Jax Calder, Fiction Author
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Meet Angela

I specialise in editing and proofreading commercial fiction and work with independent authors from all over the world.

I have a Diploma in Editing and Proofreading (with Excellence) from the New Zealand Institute of Business Studies, and I’m an associate member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Branch of the Institute of Professional Editors.

Watch the video for a quick hello from me, or click on the button below for more info.

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NZIBS Graduate Badge
IPEd Associate Member
CIEP Intermediate Member
ALLi Partner Member

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Let's get started with a free taster edit so that you can see if I'm a good editorial fit for you.

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