I provide copyediting and proofreading services to publishers and independent authors. As a writer myself, I know how nerve-wracking it can be to hand your work over to an editor and I pride myself on my gentle, sensitive, kind and supportive approach.
My unique blend of being both an editor and a poet allows me to focus on the nitty-gritty of your manuscript while also being attentive to the nuance and lyricism of your language and to how your work will look on the page. I will work with you to build a relationship based on trust to ensure a positive and successful outcome.
Particular areas of interest are:
- mental health
- life stories
Have a look at my portfolio to see some of the titles I've worked on.
I'm proud to be an Intermediate Member of the Chartered Institute of Editors and Proofreaders, and follow their Code of Practice. You can find out more about my training and qualifications here.
I have a Master's Degree in Creative and Critical Writing, and have published two poetry pamphlets and a full collection, Breakfast at the Origami Café.
'Tess’s great attention to detail in grammar, sentence structure and formatting has resulted in quality writing and customers frequently express how pleased they are with the results. Tess returns all work in excellent time, and I thoroughly recommend her outstanding editing services.'
— Project manager at StoryTerrace
'Absolutely brilliant – your work is so detailed, clear and helpful and I really value your editorial recommendations, [which were] based on experience and which felt trustworthy and well thought-through. I’m so impressed with your work and will definitely work with you again!'
— Katharine Ugeux-Lewis, author
To read more of what my clients say about my work, head over to my testimonials page, and don't hesitate to get in touch if you feel I can help you with your project.