We are editors: we PROOFREAD and EDIT your essay, thesis, advert, novel, memoirs, website, newsletter or brochure.
We aren't robots. We don't just run your prose through a software program – we read every word ourselves.
We aren't literary agents: we can't get your novel or memoir published. But we can give it the final polish that will make it sparkle – and appeal to an agent.
Clients, customers, agents, publishers, readers and professors will be put off by writing that is hard to understand, or peppered with errors.
We can: make your writing clearer and more accessible.
We can: read every sentence for grammar, typos, spelling, punctuation, word choice and sense, and fix any problems.
We can: discuss wording with you at any stage.
We can’t: write your essay for you.
We can’t: work miracles. if your thesis took two years to write, it’ll take at least two weeks to read.
Cost by arrangement with the individual editor.
Lucy Fisher has over 25 years’ experience in magazines as a sub editor, copy editor, researcher and writer at titles including Time and The Week. She also offers audio transcription. She blogs about words and grammar, and has written A Short Guide to Writing Well.
After a long career teaching English, James Loader worked at Time's London office as a copy editor and writer, and has worked for various other publications. He is the author of Channel Hopping, a Guide to France. He also offers A Level English coaching.
Joel Meadows is a copy editor, sub editor and proofreader with experience on newspapers, magazines, books and theses. He has worked for Time magazine and the London broadsheets like the Times and the Guardian. He has written articles and books on comics, and is the editor of Tripwire, the magazine of genre culture. He also offers layout skills.
Nicole Segre has many years’ experience as a proof reader, writer, sub editor and magazine editor, having worked on publications ranging from the Reader’s Digest to the pioneering Egon Ronay restaurant guides, an antique collectors’ magazine, and various periodicals and websites aimed at the IT sector. She speaks fluent French and rusty Russian, and is the author of Trans Siberian: A Short History of the Longest Railway.