Recommended Editors

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

 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: 

Matthew Keeler from theUK

I'm a freelance copy-editor and proofreader whose weapons of choice are plain English and an error-seeking red pen. I’ve worked on a wide variety of projects including book editing (both fiction and non-fiction), website content, mobile app content/promotion, blog articles, clinical research papers, business plans, CVs and cover letters.
Prior to becoming a freelancer, I was a researcher at the BBC in London and an editorial manager in the UK media monitoring industry. I have a degree in English Language and Literature and I'm a member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.


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 :

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

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