Editing and proofreading

Editing services are offered by Maren Child, who is an Accredited Editor (Institute of Professional Editors Ltd., Australia).

Our services include substantive editing, copyediting and proofreading of memoirs, how-to books, technical manuals, children’s fiction and non fiction and YA fiction.

Substantive editing improves the structure, flow and clarity of the work.

Copyediting includes checking and correcting errors and inconsistencies in spelling, grammar, punctuation and heading styles. We will also query any ambiguous or unclear wording, and help you clarify your meaning.

One of the most frequent mistakes self-published authors make is not to have their manuscript professionally edited. Copyediting is most useful when you are preparing to publish your manuscript or submit it to an agent or publisher. If we feel your manuscript is not ready for copyediting, we will recommend a manuscript review.

Proofreading occurs after copyediting and layout, ensuring that there are no spelling mistakes, images are correctly captioned, the table of contents is correct, fonts are used consistently and so on.

To contact us about our editing services, please use the contact form, including a brief description of your manuscript and what stage you have reached in its development.