Children's & Non-fiction editor
A highly experienced children's, educational, and non-fiction editor.
Specialist in copyediting, proofreading, and project management services.
Have a project in need of editorial help? Get in touch!
Hi! Thanks for your interest in my work.I'm a children's and non-fiction editor with eighteen years' experience.Based in Edinburgh, I work with publishers and individual authors across the country to refine text and make it truly shine. I specialise in copyediting, proofreading, and project managing books from conception through to print production. I am also a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and you can review my profile here.If you want to know more about how I work, you can read testimonials from my previous clients.There is no project too big or too small so if you are interested in us working together, then get in touch!
I love working on children's books and delight in being part of creating work that will spark a child's imagination. Whether your text is in its infancy and needs in-depth editorial guidance, or you just need a final set of eyes before publication then I'd be delighted to help.I have eighteen years' experience both in-house for a children's publisher, then subsequently within my freelance business. It is my aim to work with both individual authors and publishers to refine text and make it truly shine.I have been privileged to work on many fantastic books and you can see some of them below.If you have any copyediting, proofreading or project management projects, just get in touch.
Whether you have a biography, a self-help book or a highly illustrated reference text, then I can help.I have eighteen years' experience both in-house for a non-fiction publisher, then subsequently within my freelance business. I work with publishers and individual authors to ensure manuscripts are factually accurate and suitable for the intended reader.I have been privileged to work on many fantastic books and you can see some of them below.If you have any copyediting, proofreading or project management projects, just get in touch.
I've been privileged to work with lots of awesome people over the years. You can read some of their comments below.
"Margaret is meticulous and professional. I never realised my punctuation was so bad! Margaret found out every misspelling and grammatical error and was able to offer advice on how to improve the manuscript as well as identifying words that weren’t actually words! I would thoroughly endorse her to other writers." – Steve Eaton Evans, Author
"Working with Margaret was a positive experience. I am new to writing and found Margaret's editing positive and necessary for the improvement of my writing." – Anthony Newland, Author
"Margaret helped me rethink my writing in a great way, suggesting edits I wouldn't have thought of. It felt like a very collaborative process and she was very flexible with timing and revisions." – Gemma Newton, Author
"Margaret is without doubt the most efficient and organised colleague I have ever had. She has an excellent understanding of grammar, voice, tone and style, and combines this diligence with a very diplomatic and unflappable working manner." – Kirsten Etheridge, Freelance Editor
"I have worked with Margaret for over 8 years and greatly appreciate the competent and efficient way in which she works. I value her calm management and problem solving, which together with a can-do attitude means that the job will be completed to deadline and budget. She has excellent proofreading skills with good attention to detail. A clear communicator with a friendly manner she is a pleasure to work with." – Jacqui Crawford, Jacqui Crawford Design
"I love it when I get a chance to work with Margaret. Her attention to detail, combined with her invaluable common sense, means that every project we’ve worked on has been completed to the high standard I’ve come to expect. Such a safe pair of hands." – Libby Holcroft, Freelance Designer