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Clients including


  • Random House

  • Penguin

  • Pan Macmillan

  • Head of Zeus

  • Titan Books

  • Simon & Schuster

  • LearningMate

  • Electric Book Works




  • Fiction: genre, literary, crime, thrillers, mystery, adventure, science fiction, fantasy, horror, short stories, young adult, children's, middle grade; world literature, fiction in translation

  • Travel, sport, cookery, lifestyle

  • Higher education course material, including business, maths, economics, and social sciences

  • Primary and secondary school texts

  • Marketing and promotional material

  • Web content

  • Corporate documents

  • Academic material in education, film and literary studies, business and economics, social sciences, and the humanities




“I really like your editing. You’re sensible and sensitive. Best editor ever.” I, fantasy author

“Thanks so much, you were brilliant, perceptive and sensitive. I really loved working with you and hope we can do this again in the future.” J, crime author

“Let me say: thank you. There is a lot of gratitude packed into those two words as you have vastly helped turn this into a much better novel.” N, thriller author

“I am so thankful for your expert guidance and the insight you have been able to share.” T, YA publisher

“I've just finished reading your edit and think it's great – very thorough, yet tactful, with the right level of intervention this MS required.” T, fiction publisher

Editorial services
Expert editing and proofreading

  • Are you a publisher in need of a highly experienced proofreader and copyeditor who knows the workflow back to front?

  • Are you an academic in humanities, social sciences, economics or related fields who needs work edited?

  • Have you written a novel and want it polished to a professional shine?

  • Do you need a human to check your AI-generated text?

  • Do you want to squash any errors before your course, report, brochure or newsletter goes to print or web?


You've come to the right place!

With over twenty-five years of professional wordworking experience in commercial and educational publishing and retail marketing, I'm a copyeditor and proofreader with a laser eye for detail.

Email me at for quotes and enquiries.

I've edited and proofread scores of books for trade publishers, specialising in crime, thrillers and genre fiction for young readers and adults. I also work widely on educational and corporate materials.


I am a creative writing tutor at Oxford University, was a commissioning editor at Random House South Africa, and have led novel-writing and copyediting courses at the SA Writers College and for the Professional Editors' Guild. I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading and a member of their course tutor panel.

These are just some of the brilliant books I've worked on:


Visit my full directory listing at the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.

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