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  • Editing – for consistency, tone, voice, plot, characterisation, etc.
  • Proofreading – including reviewing spelling, punctuation, grammar, consistent font, and formatting.


When proofreading, the focus is on typographical errors. Proofreading requires a close-up look at the manuscript to spot even the smallest typographical and mechanical errors such as spelling mistakes, (missing) commas, erroneous spaces, inconsistencies in margins, and more.  Proofreading is all about enhancing the quality of your book.

Copy Editing

copy editor not only checks for grammatical errors but also focuses on the continuity and consistency of the plot, the characters, and the language used. Are all loose ends tied up? The copyeditor’s job is not just to check grammar and spelling but is about ensuring every element of the story to be consistent, cohesive, and complete.

Line Editing

line edit addresses the creative content, writing style, and language use at the sentence and paragraph level – it focuses on the way language is used to communicate the story to the reader. Is it language clear, fluid, and pleasurable to read? Does it convey a sense of atmosphere, emotion, and tone? Do the words chosen convey a precise meaning?

Developmental (Full) Editing

Developmental editing is the most comprehensive form of editing where the manuscript in its entirety is reviewed; the focus is on the novel as a whole, the bigger picture and overall structure. The outset of the novel, the plot and character development, how the chapters are organized, the consistency of voice and ensuring that the language used, the style, presentation and content are all in line towards the novel’s intended purpose and readership.


Documents/blurbs/submission papers: General advice, concise feedback, or comprehensive analysis on format, content and wording.

Our professional writing-related services include but are by no means limited to:

  • Consultation – advice, and a sounding board, on all kinds of creative writing, as well as on blurb, summary writing, and numerous other aspects of writing and communication.
  • Writing – while the author’s focus is predominantly long-form copy, short stories and novels, we have experience in the creation of web content, white papers, articles, speeches, scripts, and presentations.
  • Rewriting – Where necessary for projects, we can help rewrite or reword as needed.

For any rewriting, and/or academic papers, or specific writing services, please contact us by email.


Any other work would be charged at my hourly rate of £20 (€24 / US$28 / CA$ & AS$36), agreed in advance.

All services come with a 50% non-refundable booking fee.

I cannot be held responsible for any errors unchecked by the author before submitting to any printers/publishers/editors.

For more info, other options, or customised quotations, please contact us at caroline@carolinevincent.co.uk.