qualified copy editor

Hi, I’m Paul. I’m a qualified copy editor, creator and self-published author of fiction. I’ve been a lover of books since a very young age. Now that I’m older (there’s no getting around it), I’ve taken to writing, designing and editing books for a living. My background is in Comparative Literature and Classics. Not only do I have an intrinsic passion for books, but I have considerable academic grounding in them too. My goal, whether in my own writing or in the editing of texts, is solely the elevation of the written word. 

Qualified copy editor

I’m trained in copyediting and proofreading, and in literary criticism and analysis.



I am CIEP (Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading) trained and qualified. I also hold a Master’s 1st class in Literature.


I work in many fields but specialise in fiction. Editing for over two years now, I have worked, not only in fiction, but on websites and blogging, projects and proposals, commercial copy, promotional materials and in translation work. I operate as comfortably in the deadline driven world of projects as I do in indie publishing. I address all jobs on a case-by-case basis and with an approach particular to their needs and requirements. All aspects of the work can be reviewed with the client at each stage of the editing process.

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