Specialist fantasy and science fiction editing
We provide specialist editing services for speculative fiction writers, including content editing, line editing, copy-editing, and proofreading. Our editors combine a passion for the genre with a deep knowledge of story craft and a meticulous approach to grammar and consistency. We’re proud to be featured on Kindlepreneur’s list of recommended book editors.
Content editing is concerned with the substance of your story, including the plot, structure, themes, worldbuilding, characterisation, and overall writing quality. It’s the first stage in the editing process, evaluating your manuscript’s strengths and where it can be improved. Our content editing reports come with comprehensive recommendations on how to tackle any problems we identify.
Line editing improves the style of the prose in your manuscript, helping your story to flow better and making the language more engaging. The editor will go through your manuscript line by line, improving the writing as they go. We often recommend it if a manuscript has a strong story but the writing is inconsistent or needs to be sharpened in order to ensure it reaches its full potential.
COPY-EDITING & PROOFREADING
Copy-editing and proofreading happen after the substantive elements of your story have been refined and settled. Copy-editing involves editing the grammar, punctuation, syntax, and formatting of your manuscript, as well as fixing typos and ensuring consistency and logic. Proofreading is last stage, involving a final check for typos, grammatical errors, and other errors.