Deborah E.
CardiffUnited Kingdom
100% Job Success
Top Rated Plus

Editor and proofreader, used to working with first-time authors

If you're looking for a skilled, friendly proofreader and editor with decades of experience, I'm here to help. As a writer myself, I understand the need to find a trustworthy, dependable editor, someone who will give your manuscript, book or website the same level of care and attention that you have given it. I graduated from the University of Oxford in 2001. Since then, I have clocked up 20 years of experience working with content of all types, including fiction, non-fiction and web content. I'm a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and a Partner Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). I'm proud of my Top Rated Plus status on Upwork, reflecting my drive to always give my best to every editing project, and my Job Success score is consistently around 100%, an achievement that I strive to maintain. Clients regularly offer me ongoing work after our initial project together, once they see I can be trusted to produce work of the highest quality, and to polish their manuscript, web copy or document to be the very best it can be. FICTION AND NON-FICTION BOOKS Are you a fiction or non-fiction writer? I have worked on fiction and non-fiction across different genres, including: - novels (especially set in France, mystery, crime, thriller, historical, fantasy) - short stories - children’s books - non-fiction books (especially memoirs, biographical, self-help, well-being) WEBSITES Are you an entrepreneur or business owner with a website in need of some TLC? I'm a specialist in proofreading web content, checking it for conciseness, errors and suitability for your audience. I can also look at your website from an SEO (search engine optimisation) perspective and a web accessibility standards viewpoint. I'M A WRITER Are you nervous about handing over your work to an editor? I have written my own novel, a mystery set in the south of France, so have knowledge of character arcs, plot points, dialogue etc. I'm currently entering my book into writing contests and am about to start querying literary agents. If you're a writer, I understand how difficult it can be share your work with someone else to check. Hopefully, the reviews on my profile will reassure you that I can provide a sensitive, detailed level of service that is not always easy to find. WHAT YOU WILL GET I'll begin by gathering your full requirements to ensure I deliver exactly what you need. I will continue to communicate with you throughout our project and will deliver high-quality work on time, with full tracked changes and comments on reasons for suggested changes where needed. You are in control the whole time and do not have to accept all/any of my suggestions! I always carefully read through text at least twice to ensure I capture as many issues as possible. I will produce a style sheet, unique to your project, that details style decisions made (including grammar, spelling and punctuation). If you are a fiction writer, the style sheet will also include a descriptive list of characters, locations and the time line of your book. This document will ensure consistency. My rates strongly reflect the effort I will put into your project and the high quality of work I will produce. It takes time to painstakingly check copy for errors, flow, consistency and style standards; this work cannot be rushed. You cannot afford to pay low rates for editing; it equates to throwing money away as your copy will still be full of errors. GET IN TOUCH Please contact me if I sound like a good fit for your editing project. I can't wait to see what you've got for me!

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Skills

  • Book Editing
  • Content Editing
  • Website Content
  • Dialogue Editing
  • Story Editing
  • Website Copywriting
  • Article
  • Manuscript Editing Software
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Line Editing
  • Blog Content

Get started working with Deborah quickly with these predefined projects.

Get started working with Deborah quickly with these predefined projects.

You will get a detailed copyedit of your children's book manuscript

From $90
5 days delivery

You will get a detailed copyedit of your fiction manuscript

From $1,225
21 days delivery

You will get a detailed copyedit of your non-fiction manuscript

From $800
14 days delivery

You will get a full proofread of your webpages, incl. tips on SEO, accessibility and UX

From $100
5 days delivery