Editorial Services

I specialise in editing and proofreading commercial fiction and work with a wide variety of adult genres.

To learn more about how we can work together, check out the options below or drop me a line and tell me about your project. You’ll also find additional information about the editing process on the FAQ page.

Services offered

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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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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Why choose me to edit your novel?

  • Training and experience

    I’m a qualified editor and published author. This means I bring to your book not only editorial expertise but a deep understanding of line craft and the key elements of fiction.
  • Sensitivity

    Good editing should empower you, not deflate you. As your editor, my job isn’t to judge your work. It’s to give you thoughtful, constructive feedback with one aim – to help you craft the best version of your book while keeping your voice and style intact.
  • Creative control

    I use the Track Changes and Comment features in Word to edit your manuscript so that everything I do is visible. You decide which edits to accept and which to reject, retaining full creative control of your work.
  • Professional standards

    I’m an associate member of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) and an intermediate member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), and am bound by their Codes of Practice and Ethics. With every job, I aim for the highest editorial standards.

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

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

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

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
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IPEd Associate Member
CIEP Intermediate Member
ALLi Partner Member