Recommended Editors

"Anyone can write a book, 
not everyone can write a readable book."

Authors and Writers Please Note
I take no responsibility for the standard, ability, 
or efficiency of any of these listed editors.
This is merely a list of suggested editors - you are responsible for selecting and hiring etc.  

Here are the details of a few editors who are willing to assist indie writers polish their work to a publishable standard.

If you are a freelance editor and would like to be considered for addition 
to this list, please contact Helen for further details

Nicky Galliers at Sic Est Verum from the UK
I fell into editing having learned to proof read at an international corporate law firm, and my displeasure at reading novels with spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and, worse, historical inaccuracies, spurred me into putting that training to good use.
I have worked predominantly on historical novels spanning every era from early Medieval to nineteenth century, as well as non-fiction, contemporary and LBGT.

My studies encompassed languages and History which dovetailed nicely, and I have a knowledge of several European languages including Spanish, French, Catalan and Provencale, and a smattering of Latin gleaned from church music and Domesday Book. My historical studies ranged from pre-historic archaeology to the Country House.
I have worked as a proofreader in several different industries, as a copywriter and researcher. Working with my clients is not just a mere job but a passion, and I find it deeply satisfying to watch a writer develop and reach their potential.
Contact me at or on Twitter @sicestverum

Mari Christie from the US

Mari has been a professional writer, editor, and graphic designer for almost thirty
years, working with independent and traditionally published authors since 2008. She serves clients worldwide, and has extensive experience working with non-native English speakers, as well as editing for American localization. In addition to editing fiction (particularly, but not limited to, historical), she is also experienced in academic/nonfiction (essays to full-length books), creative non-fiction, proposal and grant writing, business writing, advertising and promotional copy, and web content. Rates, testimonials, and additional author services are outlined at:

 Professional Services site: 

Michael Boyton from the UK

I offer a friendly and conscientious service to all authors and writers for copy-editing and proofreading. I won’t try to alter your style of writing or remove your hard-worked jokes, but I will read each and every word and spot those little mistakes that creep in to everyone’s writig.
I have more than a decade’s worth of proofreading and editing experience working in the newspaper industry and I can now bring those skills directly to you.
I have no specific genre expertise or preference. However, a degree in Archaeology and keen interests in history (esp. weapons and warfare), music, cooking, Wicca/Pagan, and fitness tends to lean me in those directions.

Website :

My name is Andrew Noakes, and I’m the executive editor of The History Quill.  We have some good resources on our site that would be useful for writers such as:
  • How to write historical fiction in 10 steps
  • Top tips on writing historical fiction from 64 successful historical novelists
  • The top five challenges of writing historical fiction (and how to overcome them)

The History Quill aims to provide dedicated support to historical fiction writers at every stage of the writing process. We provide specialist historical fiction editing services, group coaching, and a wealth of resources tailored to the historical fiction genre. We’re here because of our deep-rooted passion for history and the stories it inspires, and we have a commitment to excellence in story craft that runs through all of our work. Whether you’re an experienced historical fiction writer or just getting started, you’re very welcome.

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