Andrew Hodges

Advanced Professional Member
Location Edinburgh
Mobile 07564 512523
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1. Developmental/substantive editing 

2. Line/copyediting

3. Book coaching


  1. Books 
  2. Novellas
  3. Short stories
  4. Journal articles
  5. Academic book proposals


Full-time editorial business owner since 2019

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Researcher) – Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg, Germany (2018–2019)

Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (Linguistic Anthropology) – Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb (2015–2017)


​Club Ed (2021–2023)

  • Club Ed Certificate in Developmental Editing of Fiction programme (a comprehensive programme that includes feedback on a full developmental edit from an editor and literary agent with over twenty years' experience)

The programme includes these courses:

  • Advanced Developmental Editing
  • Explorations: Editing Literary Fiction
  • Coaching Writers
  • How to Edit Query Letters, Synopses, and More
  • Editing for Point of View and Perspective
  • Editing for Plot and Story Structure
  • Editing Science Fiction and Fantasy 
  • Editing for Character Development  
  • Editing for Worldbuilding and Setting
  • Editing the Romance
  • Editing Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense 
  • Self-paced Introduction to Fiction Developmental Editing 

Editorial Freelancers Association

  • EFA Editing Young Adult Fiction
  • EFA Intermediate Line Editing for Fiction & Creative Nonfiction (2022)
  • EFA Introduction to Line Editing Fiction & Creative Nonfiction (2022)
  • EFA Copyediting Fiction (2022)

Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading

  • CIEP The Art of Querying (2022)
  • CIEP Introduction to Fiction Editing (2021)
  • Developmental Editing for Academics (2021)
  • CIEP Copyediting 3 (Progress) – Pass (2021, 85%)
  • CIEP Copyediting 2 (Headway) – Pass (2021)
  • CIEP Basic Editorial Test – Pass (2020, 85%)
  • SfEP Editing with Word (2019)
  • SfEP Copyediting 1 (2019)


Besides many indie author clients, I have also collaborated with a variety of publishers, including:

Alaska Journal of Anthropology

Bauhaus Dessau Stiftung

Berghahn Books



De Gruyter

I.B. Tauris

Palgrave Macmillan

Penguin Young Readers USA


science fiction, fantasy, horror, literary fiction, ethnography


BA Natural Sciences (History and Philosophy of Science), University of Cambridge

MA Anthropological Research, University of Manchester

MSc History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, University of Manchester

PhD in Social Anthropology, University of Manchester

Practitioner of Transactional Analysis

CELTA Pass A in teaching English as a foreign language

Goethe C2 German

HSK3 Mandarin Chinese (2021)

C2 Croatian exam (Distinction, 2016)

DELE B2 Spanish (2012)

Specialised software


The Editor's Toolkit

SDL Trados 2022


"Working with Andy made my debut novel better, and the results in distribution and reviews prove it. Now we've produced two books together in the same series. I would absolutely recommend working with The Narrative Craft if you're in need of sound feedback, a great partner in the process, and a push in the best direction."

Nathan Wagner, Alternative Western Author

"The edits were necessary and incredibly valuable. I learned a lot about my own perspective and how it bleeds into characters, and how to extricate myself from that or lean into it. The editorial report was one of the greatest feedback tools I have ever received, as it covered so many aspects that, as the author, I tended to gloss over."

Vincent Burke, Fantasy Romance Author

"I love edits like this – thank you very much that you immerse yourself so much in the story, its world, culture, and language; this is invaluable for translating all those details that create a unique atmosphere from German to English."

Markus Gut, Literary Fantasy Author

"English is not my first language. I needed someone like Andrew to help me gain confidence with my words, and I wanted to still feel like the words were mine when the editing was done. He is easy to work with, and I will send him my next novel too."

Anka B. Troitsky, Science Fiction Author