‘Thank you so much for the excellent job you did on my manuscript; your report was invaluable and taught me a lot about my writing.’

Janine Caroline, Author: ‘I Look at You and Smile’

‘Meticulous, sensitive and intelligent.’

Carol Jones, Author: ‘Driffield Road’

Prompt, professional, and extremely thorough.’

Elle Vaughn, Author: ‘Taming Anna’

‘Your input greatly improved my manuscript. I would wholeheartedly recommend your editorial services to others.’

Helen Kalmans, Author

‘You’re selling yourself short if you don’t use Alison as your editor.’

Quil Carter, Author: The Fallocaust Series

I am a UK-based writer, editor and independent novelist. I love reading and I love to write. These are the two great passions of my life.

I am a keen supporter of independent novelists. It frustrates me when a talented writer is held back or receives negative reviews because of typos or structural errors. If you have put a lot of time and effort, and indeed your heart and soul, into a book, then the last thing you want is for it to be criticised for errors that can be rectified with a professional edit of your work. Having self-published, I know how it is to be a writer, going through your  manuscript over and over again, and the frustration that results when you order a proof copy or check the online reviewer and come across errors that you somehow missed. The truth is that we don’t always see the mistakes we make because we are so familiar with the words we have written. This is where I can help. I can be the fresh pair of eyes that check and evaluate your work in an unbiased and supportive way. I have no wish to write your book for you, so I won’t try to alter your ‘voice’. And any recommendations that I make are just that – recommendations. It is entirely up to you whether you choose to use them or ignore them. It is your book, not mine.

I want your book to be the best it can be and I want you to hit that ‘publish’ button secure in the knowledge that you have done all you can to ensure that your work is up to standard. I will work with you to achieve that aim, giving honest and supportive feedback and suggestions along the way.

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  1. I always try to be detached when I proof read my own work. I always leave it for several hours as i know I’m more likely to spot places where tweeks can be made. My stories for A-Z are all around 200-300 words, and I try to make them more readable by laying them out in an attractive form. Whether or not I’m succeeding in this I don’t know! I’ll be following you. Your comments would be much appreciated!!

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  2. I’ll reiterate stuff said above – I read Alison’s The Black Hours and it was, as another lady said, flawless. There are many authors-turned-editors and proofreaders who haven’t a clue and just see it as a money spinner. Alison is NOT one of those!!!!

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  3. Hi!
    Thank you for coming to my blog and liking my post “7Tips I Wish I Knew When I Started Blogging.” It was kind of her to reblog it and get an old post new visitors. I’m glad you enjoyed the post.

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  4. Thank you for a fine review of ‘Smoke and Gold’ Alison….pity about the typos. It took me ten years and four changes from a Brother word processor to HP to Toshiba to ipad now AIrbook! The translating of the files from one type to another really flumoxed me! and as you said somewhere, by the time you get it finished, you don’t want to see it ever again! I only wish I could have sent it to you for a. edit before I put it out there. My only submission was to ‘The Literary Agency’ after a couple of years, it cost about £350 and they said ‘It was overwritten, and as I was a complete amateur, I didn’t know what they were talking about. I do now!

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  5. So glad to have found your blog. I am an independent writer (with one book put onto Amazon) I am in the middle of editing my second book, and am in need of an editor. A friend of mine has read parts of it but it would be so good to have professional eyes look at my work. Am going to look at your services, Alison.

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  6. I am very impressed with Alison’s help in copy editing/proofreading. She is both friendly and professional and her comments have been invaluable. I have tinkered a bit with my manuscript after Alison’s comments so any errors are entirely down to me.
    I can recommend highly her services and they are excellent value for money.

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  7. You are so right Alison. As a reviewer, I often have to reject books with promising premises because of multiple edit fails. Sometimes it’s heartbreaking—such as the author who announced proudly that she had spent thousands to get her book “professionally edited” only to send me a manuscript choked with spelling and grammar errors, not to mention plotholes you could sink the Titanic into.

    A competent editor is gold. A gifted editor (like you Alison!) is a gift from the gods!

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