I am an experienced copy-editor and proofreader based in Norfolk, specialising mainly in fiction and content editing. My clients include news and magazine publishers, businesses, independent authors and charities.
I have been freelancing since 2009. Prior to that, I worked for two decades as a newspaper and magazine sub-editor. Since leaving my job in-house, I have received accreditation in content marketing – a useful skill for editing blog posts – and polished my proofreading skills with a SfEP training course.
I have also completed a fiction editing course with The Publishing Training Centre.
I am an all-rounder. Years of working in news, features and magazines help hone the skills needed to make sense of any subject. However, I most enjoy editing fiction, non-fiction, web content and blog posts.
As a professional member of the Society of Editors and Proofreaders, I abide by the Code of Practice. You can be assured of high quality work delivered to agreed deadlines.
I am happy to provide a free sample edit. Just email me or get in touch via my website ASG Editorial
Copy-editing, proofreading, rewriting, website editing, writing, page design/layout, editorial training, consultancy (editorial), research, copywriting, website design.
Websites/blogs, magazines, books, newsletters, online materials, journals, press releases.
Freelance since 2009; Assistant editor, Bride Magazine; Editor, 'Marry in' titles/A Kentish Ceremony, Archant, 2018; Deputy production editor, Archant, 2006-9; Sub-editor, Archant, 2004-6.
Editing Fiction (Publishing Training Centre) 2018, Proofreading 3 (SfEP) 2018, SfEP Conference (lightning talk) 2018, Content Marketing Certification (Hubspot) 2017, Adobe InDesign (Archant) 2011, Proofreading 3: Progress (SfEP).
P.J. Griffiths: copy-editing and proofreading novels one and two; formatting for ebook
Geraldine Walters Advanced Skincare: designing and building new website; editing/rewriting content and blog posts.
Healthy You, Healthy Planet: writing content for new website; press release for launch
Anglia Partitions (APS): blog posts, newsletters and press releases.
Natalie King Coaching: website audit.
Norfolk Street Partnership: website audit; content editing/rewriting; designing dummy website in InDesign; project managing and building new website for early 2019.
Maya Wellbeing: Press release
Just Regional (magazine publishers): copy-editing; design, proofreading; writing.
Editorial Projects Unit (Archant): copy-editing and page design for in-house and external publications.
Archant Bride/Weddings: assistant editor/editor for a variety of print and online titles across the portfolio; research; writing (print and online), editing, copy-tasting, producing edit lists.
Buy Local Norfolk: content editing; press releases.
Business: Inbound marketing, small businesses
Media and design: typography, newspapers, web-editing, content writing
Education: distance/home learning
Exercise: running, high-intensity interval training, weights
Fitness/health: minerals, vitamins, diet/nutrition
Fiction: crime/mystery thrillers/ literary, popular
Food/Cookery: catering, cookery, cakes, food safety, veganism, vegetarianism
Politics: British, current affairs
Philosophy: ethics, political philosophy, political science
Personal development: self-help, popular psychology, CBT
Tourism/travel: Ireland, France, Germany
National Council for the Training of Journalists – Proficiency Certificate in Practical Journalism
Cordon Vert Diploma (Distinction) – The Vegetarian Society
NCFE Level 3 diploma Personal Effictiveness at Work - Otley College
“Anne, thank you so much – you have been such a great help with writing my book.
“Your clear understanding of the English language gained over many years as a professional editor, freelance writer and proofreader has proved invaluable – I am not sure how I could have done it without you.”
P.J. Griffiths, author
I love it! You have all the best words. Thank you so much. I would never have been able to put it so well myself.
Victoria Walters, Healthy You, Healthy Planet
Your press release resulted in two lead articles in my local paper, and now I’m writing a regular column for them. You are really talented. I will be calling on your proofreading services when I finish my next book.
Karen Bromley, Maya Wellbeing
Anne has really assisted me with my draft manuscript. She provided both the amended clean copy of my work and the original work with corrections, which made it easy to review.
“She kept me updated throughout her copy-edit so I was aware when I could anticipate the work would be returned. I found her alterations really enhanced my manuscript and were in keeping with the style of the prose so the original author keeps their own voice
Siobhan Davies, creative writer