February 12th, 2019 by Melanie

A great explanation from Simon Cann on the benefits of working with an editor.  A superb commentary on how my role as an editor can help an author.

Working with an Editor – Simon Cann

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November 14th, 2018 by Melanie

After a very busy few weeks, I’ve made it back to my website!

I’ve just finished editing the latest novel by John Carson, the soon to be published The October Project – written by a Scot in New York state, set in America, and edited by a Brit whilst in India!

Another fast-paced thriller featuring Max Doyle.

The October Project

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October 18th, 2018 by Melanie

The 9th novel in the DI Miller series.  I love editing these stories – the Scottish slang is great fun and this complex plot kept me guessing until the very end, and I had great feedback from the author for my work:

“Great edit. I’m really pleased with that.

You have made this book so much better, and I’m looking forward to you going through the next one.”


“Edinburgh gangster Adrian Jackson has spent the last 25 years in an American prison, but now he’s free and back home.

He wants to reclaim what was rightfully his and with the help of his wife, Fiona, nobody’s going to stop him.

Or so he thinks…

DI Frank Miller is tasked with making sure Jackson’s transition goes smoothly, but not everybody is pleased to see Jackson back in town.”

Warning Sign – John Carson – Amazon


Book 11 in the series is now available for pre-order.

Pre-order Blood from a Stone – John Carson


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October 18th, 2018 by Melanie

After a busy few weeks working on four novels and with work already scheduled for November and December and availability filling up fast, I’m now ready to start thinking about bookings for 2019.

For all talented authors in need of a good editor, please feel free to get in touch.  I’m happy to offer free samples and look forward to working with many more writers next year.



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October 18th, 2018 by Melanie

I thoroughly enjoyed editing this, the third novel in the Harder They Fall Series.

“In a race to uncover a killer, Dan must fend off those who mean him harm and weave a path between the lies and the truth. In a situation this deadly, that’s no mean feat.

Seconds out, Round 3…”



The best in the series so far with a missing person investigation set against the backdrop of an ongoing vendetta related to Dan’s past.


Solomon Carter – Harvest of Blood – Amazon









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