Trained by the UK's professional body for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) in Fiction Editing and Copy-Editing.
So why should you trust me with your book baby anyway? That’s such a smart question. You’re a really smart person. Flattery not enough, huh? Guess you want to see some credentials? Fair enough.
First of all, I’m a writer, just like you (probably). My work has appeared in local anthologies, and in national magazines such as Writing Magazine and Kindred Spirit Magazine. I have also published a non-fiction ebook, three full-length epic fantasy novels, a collection of short stories, and a novella. While studying for my BA in Philosophy and Classics, I took a creative writing course in conjunction with my degree, and I am currently undertaking a Creative Writing Masters. Therefore, I have many years of experience honing my understanding of the English language (I can never say that without thinking of Shakespeare) and working with creative professionals, including editors. So I know what it is like when someone is pulling apart your pet project.
In addition to this, I am a sub-editor for five newspapers in my home county of Devon. I am also a freelance editor for Troubador Publishing, who work with fiction, and for Proofessor, who specialise in perfecting essays and dissertations for foreign language students. That means I’m pretty good at technical jargon and complicated subjects too. I have also volunteered as an editor and proofreader for charity anthologies in the past, and as a beta reader for indie authors.
I particularly specialise in fantasy (from urban to epic), YA, and NA fiction, but I’m well versed in all genres and conventions. For non-fiction, I have a strong knowledge of online business and marketing, philosophy, psychology, health and nutrition, parenting, and self-improvement (I actually hold diplomas in nutritional therapy and life coaching too).
If you’re in any doubt, don’t hesitate to order your no-obligation sample edit. Samples cost £20, which is taken off the project fee if you choose to go ahead. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget to check out my testimonials page :).
“This was the first time I have shown anyone my work and Sofia didn’t make me doubt doing so. The advice and comments that she has made on my work have been a huge help and have enabled me to move ahead with my project.” —Kelly Thomas