Sample Edit

Your book is ready for editing or proofreading, and you want to choose an editor who’s a good fit for you and whose expertise you can trust.

A 1,000-word sample edit lets you see how I work before you commit to a full service. It also enables me to evaluate what level of editorial intervention your book needs. From this I can estimate the number of editing hours required and the cost.

What you’ll get

  • A line-by-line, word-by-word edit of your 1,000-word sample, with a focus on the following:
    • Spelling, punctuation, grammar and syntax
    • Consistency in capitalisation, hyphenation and spelling
    • Clarity and flow of sentence-level narration
    • Repetitive words or phrases
    • Redundant words that clutter your narrative
    • Phrasing that’s awkward, ambiguous or clichéd
    • Plot, timeline and character-trait consistency
    • Dialogue: style and punctuation
    • Basic point-of-view issues
    • Use of tenses
    • Word, line and paragraph spacing
    • Standard manuscript formatting: indentation; paragraph style; scene and chapter breaks

Price: Free

Format: Microsoft Word doc

Request a sample edit

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

Yes, I’d like a sample edit

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

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

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

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
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