Let’s face it, editing sucks. Proofreading definitely sucks, or at least it does in my opinion as I read what I ‘wrote’, not what actually came out of my fingers… *sighs*
I wrote a post a while back about the three types of editing that a book needs: beta-reading, editing and proofing. For some of my work I rely on the team at Grimbold Books, but for most of it, I am lucky enough that I have an amazing beta-reader in the form of my Aunt, and an amazing editor and proof-reader: Nick Hembery.
I’ve been waiting for ages to be able to share this with everyone – he’s formally opened up his editing business, and he’s taking on new commissions!
If you need plot doctoring, copy editing or proofreading, he’ll do it. I will warn you that he’s thorough and he doesn’t mince his words, but he is also fair and almost always right – and he’s made my work so much better. I cannot recommend him enough and I’m so pleased that he’s finally opened up to taking other people’s work (as long as he still has time for mine, of course…)
So check out Red Pen For Hire!
Ps. He likes chocolate brownies. You might have to negotiate payment for other forms of cake, though.