SmallBWSueI am a freelance fiction editor and proofreader based in East Hampshire (UK). I started out as a trainee proofreader for The Better Book Company, Chichester, West Sussex, in 2007. I am currently an Intermediate Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

I offer a professional service, and references are available on request. Alternatively, please see my testimonials page. I welcome both new and established writers, and am happy to work with authors who wish to self-publish or publish the traditional way.

My fee is based on the word count of your original document – I do not charge an hourly rate.

I offer a full editing and proofreading service for fictional work, to include novels and individual short stories. Please see the Services page for details.

I always carry out a free sample before work commences.  This enables me to establish the level of editing required, estimate how long the whole typescript will take, and provide you with an example of how I work.

You may find it useful to view the main sections of this website, using the menu links at the top of the page, before you contact me with your enquiry.

I also write a blog that covers aspects of fiction editing, and offers tips on self-publishing.

Sue Shade

Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately, I am not currently taking on new projects, but will update the site as soon as I am available.