Historical fiction editing
tailor-made for you
I'm Sarah, and I'm an editor and proofreader specialising in historical fiction.
Whatever form of editing your book requires, I can help you. Whether you've just finished that first draft and you don't know where to go from there, or you've revised and polished as much as you feel you are able, I can provide the service you need to help you on your book-writing journey.
I work on all historical periods, from prehistory to contemporary history, and on all genres of historical fiction, including action/adventure, crime/mystery/thriller, family sagas, and romance. I also work on historical fiction for children and young adults.
Take a look around my website to find out more about me, have a read of my first blog post, or if you have any queries or would like a quote then hit the button below!
'Sarah's precise and attentive work was invaluable to me when I had to get an extensive manuscript out. Aside from her excellent work, she was absolutely punctual and kind, which made the intense effort of completing a rewrite on a deadline incredibly pleasant. I'd work with her again in a heartbeat!'
Carol Schneider, playwright/novelist
'I cannot thank you enough for your brilliant and detailed critique, which was invaluable in helping me to tighten the story and iron out the kinks. You were the perfect fit for this historical fiction novel, and you went the extra mile to offer guidance on navigating the path to publication.'
Peggy Carr, author of Shape of a Warrior
'Sarah’s sample edit was just outstanding. Her eye for detail and thorough nature appealed to us because we felt the novel needed a meticulous mind. Sarah was scrupulous in ironing out plot inconsistencies, some of which were embedded in plot twists and easily overlooked. Her eye for detail was amazing considering the depth at which the novel was written – set in the past, present and future. Sarah’s attention to detail could not be faulted. Examples of which were the colour, type and age of bus in a foreign country, the weather of a particular time and the continuity of street names. These are simply a few of many. Her communication was excellent and the added support she provided throughout the process was exemplary. What impressed us most about Sarah’s work was how seamlessly she immersed herself in the story, respecting the voice of the author and maintaining a consistent style throughout. Sarah was very constructive in terms of clarifying puzzling scenes that were too deep and difficult to understand, providing alternative chapter structures to allow more clarity. As first-time authors we could not be happier with Sarah’s service. We cannot thank her enough. It was a privilege to have worked with her and we can recommend her without any reservation.'
Paul and Christopher Bishop, co-authors of Darling Bay Park
'Working and communicating with Sarah was very straightforward, a great help when exploring a different genre for the first time. Her feedback is detailed, incisive and – importantly – very encouraging. Sarah's command of style, pace and tone provided essential input when developing my manuscript.'
'Sarah threw my book in the air, gathered up the pieces and handed them to me in a way that turned it from confused over-researched self-indulgent tosh into a taut story that anyone without a PhD in early modern history could enjoy. I'm looking forward to working with her again.'
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