I am currently available to hire for proofreading and editing. I hold a First in English Literature from the University of Glasgow, edit reviews for Gutter Magazine, and proofread for Freight Books. I've also edited for speculative fiction magazine The Queen's Head, and shoreline-obsessed website The Island Review. So whether your work requires a close line edit, a structural do-over, or even a queer sensitivity reader, I can help.
With regards to sensitivity reading (checking for cultural bias, inaccuracy or charged/irresponsible use of language with regards to queer representation) it's worth stating: I can only approach your work from the viewpont of a cis gay man. Other queer identities exist, and will better understand the specifics of their own struggle for representation, but I'll still be able to advise generally on the validity of any queer issues addressed in your writing.
I can only accept .docx or .rtf file formats. All edits and suggestions will be provided as Microsoft Word tracked changes. Additional edits after the first proof will be negotiated depending on the level of extra work required.
PROOFREADING: £4 / 1000 words
Spelling, punctuation and grammar only.
LIGHT EDITING: £9 / 1000 words
Sentence and paragraph clarity, tone, tense and flow, as well as basic proofreading.
HEAVY EDITING: £13 / 1000 words
(starting at 5000 words, with negotiable discounts for projects over 40,000 words)
All of the above, and suggestions on narrative structure, character and/or theme development, general consistency & overall organisation.