Editing & Proofreading

*** FREE sample available ***


I could not recommend Cathy McSporran’s editing prowess highly 
enough. She has an eye for pace, plot, characterisation 
and the essentials of good storytelling which transformed 
my ramblings into an award-winning published novel...  
In particular, she is unafraid to be honest, which is 
a rare quality in many editors and tutors, and 
clearly explains why something clunks or isn't working.
           Anne Pettigrew, author of Not The Life Imagined


Every writer needs feedback and support. If you’ve finished your book, dissertation or story, and you’re not sure what to do with it now, I can help.  Don’t hide your manuscript away – I’ll give constructive, honest feedback and help you decide what’s next for your writing.  

I can offer:

A book report  

book image pad and glassesI’ll read your full manuscript and give you constructive, helpful advice about how to make it the best it can be.

Written report on your book – £90


Copy Edit  

book image - pencils and padsIf you’re not 100% sure about apostrophes, commas and grammar, let me put your mind at rest. I can thoroughly check your work and make sure your essay, story or book manuscript is of a professional standard.

£10 per 1,000 words

  • £300 for 50,000 words
  • £400 for 70,000 words
  • £500 for 100,000 words
    • Discount for longer works – ask for quote


Developmental Edit  book image poems hands

Editing your own work is much trickier than editing someone else’s. Every professional author, no matter how experienced, relies on the input of an editor. Let me offer advise on story structure, prose style, dialogue and much more.

£10 per thousand words

  • £300 for 50,000 words
  • £400 for 70,000 words
  • £600 for 100,000 words
    • Discount for longer works – ask for quote

Please contact me for further details.


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For a free sample, send 500 words (one page) for checking. There’s no charge and no commitment to any other service. Contact me here, type EDIT in the Subject field, and I’ll get straight back to you.