Non-fiction editing

Making your copy clear, correct, and concise
As a former journalist, I am used to making sure articles, promotional material, reports, and other documents are accurate. I’m also a fast worker. Years of working in journalism and public relations have made me a real stickler for deadlines and for time management! I’m particularly interested in plain English, and I offer a de-jargonising service to turn writing for a specialist audience into something more accessible and understandable for the general public.

I am skilled in working with a variety of manuscripts, including articles, books, presentations, manuals, magazines, and newspapers. I have specialist knowledge in the fields of media (particularly newspapers and magazines), technology (particularly relating to gaming and entertainment), literature, gaming (particularly MMOs and PC gaming), entertainment (particularly modern TV, music, and film), history (particularly WWII and the Tudor period), pets (particularly cats and dogs), memoirs, Scottish culture (particularly relating to north-east Scotland and the Highlands), music (I can read music), and crime (particularly Scottish law enforcement). I also have experience in working on marketing materials.

I can even work on websites, either by direct access to your content management system or annotated screenshot PDFs showing you any required changes.

I will ensure your work is suited to your audience, free from mistakes, accurate, clear, concise, and readable. I can get right into the text and make substantive changes if required, or I can focus on a light polish and clean-up before publication. The choice is yours.


Price dependent on level of editing and type of material. Can be fixed

project fee, per 1,000 words, or per hour.

It’s amazing the magic a copy-edit brings to a manuscript!

Self-publishing author


Ensuring accuracy

Making sure mistakes don’t detract from your message

Getting the right tone

Making sure your work hits the right note for your audience