Becca Allen Editorial

Professional Member
Location London, UK
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LinkedIn Becca Allen
Twitter @beccalikesbooks


Proofreading, copy-editing, anglicizing


Books, children's books, illustrated books, multi-author books


Freelance since 2016; desk editor, Hachette Children's Group, 2014–16; desk editor, Constable & Robinson, 2010–14

Recent training

Grappling with grammar (Publishing Training Centre) 2014, Rewriting and substantive editing (PTC) 2013


  • Hachette Children's Group
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Allison & Busby
  • Ebury
  • BookTrust
  • Bookouture
  • Canelo
  • Chicken House Books
  • Cornerstones Literary Consultancy
  • The Honford Star
  • Palazzo Editions
  • Whitefox
  • Titan Books
  • Prelude


  • Children's/teenage/young adult publishing (fiction, teenage, general non-fiction, TV tie-in, historical fiction, fantasy)
  • Fiction (adult, crime/mystery/thrillers, cosy crime, literary, fantasy, historical, popular, romantic, contemporary, women's fiction)
  • Biography/autobiography/memoirs
  • Anthologies (crime fiction, romance, erotica, fiction in translation, fantasy)
  • Food and drink (cookery)
  • Non-fiction (general, history, popular culture, music, films and TV)


BA English Literature


"I really enjoyed this edit--Becca Allen is amazing. I love her attention to detail! She's really great."

Jenny Hale, author of The Summer House, Coming Home for Christmas, and more

"Your assessment is exactly what I was looking and hoping for: constructive, concise, and addressing my writing as a whole."

Rebecca Proctor

“Becca is a lovely, helpful editor who can spot an error at fifty paces, is full of helpful suggestions, and likes cats. Recommended!”

Janine Beacham, author of the Rose Raventhorpe Investigates series