Mrs Sarah Giles

07807 176918
Sarah Giles
Job title
Writer & editor for charities and Christian publishers
Membership Grade
Professional Member

About Sarah

I’m a professional freelance copywriter and editor, specialising in working with charities and Christian publishers. I’m reasurringly passionate about the clear communication of life-changing messages, and would love to work with you to help your readers share that excitement.

Need a copywriter to use your charity’s tone of voice to inspire your audience in new ways for your direct mail, annual report or website?

A developmental editor to help you organise the flow of your new book manuscript and clarify its place in the market?

A copy-editor for a thorough check of spelling, punctuation, grammar, and clarity, or to check out copyright permissions?

A proofreader for a final pair of eyes on all the details before it goes to press?

I’m your woman! I have 20 years’ experience in editorial work with Christian publishers and charities (see some of my clients and their testimonials below). I’d love to help you.

I’ve worked with a variety of publishers and charities of all sizes, both in-house, remotely, and in the communities around the world that are served by my NGO clients. I’m experienced in working on books, magazines, websites, and digital projects such as video captions, and particularly enjoy working on content with powerful messages of hope. I also have experience in management of large editorial projects, such as the proofreading of the TNIV Bible and the compiling of an annual review with the need to balance the requirements of numerous stakeholders from across an organisation.

MA Language Studies, Lancaster University
MSc Psychology (Conversion), University of Reading
BA English Language and Linguistics, Bangor University

Professional Training

  • Non-Fiction Developmental Editing, CIEP
  • Copy-Editing Skills, Publishing Training Centre
  • Proofreading for Editors, Publishing Training Centre
  • Digital Proofreading, Publishing Training Centre
  • Grappling with Grammar, Publishing Training Centre
  • Complete Exciting Treatments, Euroscript
  • Making a Drama out of a Crisis, Euroscript
  • Digital Storytelling, BBC Academy/University of Birmingham
  • Digital Photography, Open University

Clients include:

  • Hodder & Stoughton
  • Lion Hudson
  • SAGE
  • Tearfund
  • Age UK
  • Woodland Trust
  • Scripture Union
  • The Salvation Army
  • Quakers in Britain
  • World Vision UK
  • Care for the Family
  • Adoption UK
  • Preach magazine
  • Plough magazine
  • CWR
  • 100 Movements
  • Splendid Books
  • Woman Alive
  • DayOne
  • FASD Trust
  • Numerous self-publishing authors


Sarah has done a fantastic job proofreading for the Hodder Bible Commentary series. She delivers consistent work in tight timeframes. It’s been so reassuring to know that the series is in a safe pair of hands!

Emily Wells
Senior Editor, Hodder & Stoughton

Sarah was professional and communicative throughout and did an excellent, thorough proofread. Highly recommended!

Anna Robinson
Editor, 100 Movements Publishing

Sarah is reliable, professional and a pleasure to work with. Her love of the written word is evident in her work, which is always superbly crafted with the intended audience in mind. As an editor, she has an excellent eye for detail, offers insightful suggestions and works consistently to a high standard.

Ken Punter
Digital Media and Publications Manager, World Vision UK

Sarah was 100% reliable and a true pleasure to work with. She copy-edited 12 issues of the magazine I edited and there was never any question that she’d deliver an excellent standard of work within the deadline. I wholeheartedly recommend her.

Jo Swinney
Head of Communications, A Rocha

Sarah is a terrific writer with exceptional attention to detail and a thorough approach to her research. She delivers on time and above expectation and is pleasant to deal with. Moreover, she has a real passion for her work, which shows in her writing and editing.

Hazel Davis
Journalist and Founder, Muse Flash Media

Sarah has proven herself reliable, consistent, and accurate – essential qualities in an editor. She is a safe pair of hands.

Simon Cox
Project Editor, Lion Publishing

No matter the task – evocative prose, punchy marketing copy, our Annual Review – Sarah is quick to grasp the brief, works fast and always files on time. Her writing is engaging and sharp, and she has a knack for getting the tone just right. She is endlessly willing and utterly reliable. A joy to work with.

Elisabeth Crump
Editor, Woodland Trust

Sarah was very thorough and went above and beyond our expectations. I would love to work with her again if given the opportunity.

Jenica Leah
Publisher, JLG Publishing



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Disclaimer note

The CIEP Directory of Editorial Services should be considered a point of first contact and prospective clients must satisfy themselves that members are capable of the work on offer. The Institute cannot be held responsible for the quality of work provided by any member listed in the directory. The members themselves are responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of their entries in the Directory and the CIEP has not made any attempt to vet them. The institute cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the Directory. Inclusion in the Directory as a freelance does not necessarily mean that the member is self-employed as defined by HM Revenue and Customs and the Department for Work and Pensions.


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