Services

Book Editing and Proofreading

Editing is arguably the most important investment you will make on your journey to become a published author.

“There were some plot holes (which I could forgive), but the number of typos and errors meant I couldn’t finish the book.”

Ouch.  That stings, right? It’s probably one of the hardest sentences for an author to read. You’ve put months and months of effort into writing your book. You’ve invested your time and energy, tapping away in front of your computer for hours at a time. Being objective while trying to edit your writing can be impossible. Plot holes can go unfilled. Small inconsistencies can slip through.

I want to remove the weight of editing from your shoulders with my experienced hands. To date, I have edited hundreds of manuscripts across a wide variety of genres. By hiring me, you’ll be getting a professional who is experienced, trustworthy, and reliable. Together, we will polish your manuscript so you can publish the best possible version of your work.

I work exclusively in Microsoft Word using the Track Changes function. Track Changes will allow you to see the changes I make to your book and accept, reject, or comment on my edits at the click of a button. Never used this feature before? No need to worry! I provide a guide to all my clients.

I offer every potential client a free sample edit so I can assess the writing and provide an accurate quote. A sample edit from me will always be free, so you have nothing to lose!

Not all editors are created equal and Amanda is a true gem. From the moment we began working together online I was immediately impressed with her level of communication. She truly understood my manuscript. I would highly recommend Amanda for any editing project and I’m excited to use her again on my next book.

Selah Gray, Author

I hired Amanda to proofread a manuscript for my client (an award-winning Hollywood film director). Amanda was easy to work with, a great communicator, and because of her the project flowed with ease. I would definitely recommend working with Amanda and I will be hiring her to proofread and edit other jobs for me in the future.

Kate Batten, Writing Coach and Author

I had the distinct pleasure of working with Amanda on my latest release titled UnSung Heroes: Deconstructing Suicide through Stories of Triumph. She created an edited version of my book that was outstanding. In addition, she took the time to market my book through her blog. This resulted in not only exposure but additional sales! There is no doubt in my mind that all of my future publications will be edited by Amanda!

Kristie Knights, Author and psychotherapist

My debut novel Fox Halt Farm has been a massive undertaking for me. Amanda has been the best thing to happen to me on this journey. She has been professional and kind in all her comments about my writing. She opened my eyes to so many things that were wrong with my original manuscript. All the tips and advice she gave me about writing were so useful and spot on. So would I recommend her? – Yes – I think you will struggle to find anyone better!

Celia Moore, Author

Amanda was the editor on the book I published, Obstacles Equal Opportunity with 23 co-authors. Her interactions and effectiveness to work with each author were seamless. The editing was immaculate and professional. Her communication style with the co-authors was open and relaxed and she kept me abreast of updates and changes. She is a part of my publishing team moving forward.

Heather Andrews, Publisher and Author

I have just worked with Amanda on my first children’s book. Amanda is very responsive to messages and always gave a very positive response to my questions and suggestions. Amanda really helped with her constructive comments and suggestions, and her input was invaluable in making the book exactly what I set out to create. I’ve been so impressed, I’ve got my next two books booked in already!

Helen Haraldsen, Author

My publisher put me in touch with Amanda as I needed someone who would not only act as an editor but as a critical friend to take my writing to the next level. Her eye for detail is impressive and she tells it like it is, ensuring that the finished article is the best it can be. Always at the end of an email, Amanda gave advice on any sections or chapters I sent. I look forward to working with her again.

Sarah Smith, Author

Amanda provides a thoughtful, sensitive and exacting edit. She made excellent suggestions and picked out the smallest errors, that would have otherwise slipped through unnoticed. I heartily recommend to everyone who publishes their work.

– Karen Long, Author

Amanda was the copyeditor on my book Proximity. Throughout the process, her communication and responsiveness were excellent. She really helped sharpen up the prose, and caught issues with characterisation, repetition, and pace, yet her editorial ‘touch’ with collaborative and questioning rather than directive. Her service is made all the better by including multiple passes so that changes are checked as well.

Jem Tugwell, Author

Amanda was absolutely fantastic! After having a bad experience with a previous editor I was nervous about trusting someone else with my baby (and my money) but Amanda really was a true professional. She took my message and questionable grammar in her stride and helped me construct a story which reads so much more beautifully. Amanda was fast, efficient and made sure at all times that I was 100% happy with the process and final product!

– Alyshia Ford (Psychotraveller), Travel Vlogger and Author

Amanda’s feedback was extremely valuable in spotting further opportunities for character development as well as improving the overall quality of writing. On a personal level, writing can feel quite isolating and Amanda’s supportive and friendly nature and passion for partnering with authors really enhanced the experience of publishing my first book. I look forward to working with Let’s Get Booked again soon and wholeheartedly recommend Amanda and the team.

Jemma Hatt, Author

Working with Amanda at Let’s Get Booked has been beyond perfect. Her gentle guidance and incredible knowledge has been invaluable. I was terrified of sending my book to an editor in case they wanted to change it too much, but from the very beginning, Amanda totally understood my MC’s voice and made it quite clear to me that any amendments were only suggestions. In addition, Amanda remained professional and consistently kept to the timescales we agreed. I will be sending all my work her way in future!

Rachel Coverdale, Author

I hired Amanda to be my copyeditor for my YA fantasy book, ”The Haunting at Paradise House.” She did an absolutely amazing job! It was a pleasure working with her along the way as she made clear suggestions on my manuscript and found plot holes that had completely gone over my head. I really appreciate her communication and feel that she is so easy to work with, I wouldn’t want another editor for my future books.

Killian Wolf, Author

Pricing

Developmental & Copy Editing

I will read through your manuscript twice, focusing on:

Plot development

Plot flow

Plot flaws/holes

Character development

Consistency of character

Consistency of voice

Sentence Structure

Fact-checking where applicable

Price
£9/ €10 / $11 per 1000 words

Copy Editing

I will read through your manuscript twice, focusing on:

Sentence structure

Reducing repetition

Consistent hyphenation

Reducing crutch words

Missing and repeated words

Minor fact-checking where applicable

Price
£8/ €9 / $10 per 1000 words

Proofreading

I will read through your manuscript twice, focusing on:

Typos

Missing words

Repeated words

Dialogue marks

Consistent Use of chosen English

Price
£7/ €8 / $9 per 1000 words

Other services

Back cover blurb critique and edit

£20/ €23 / $25

Back cover blurb creation from scratch

£50 / €53/ $55

Contact

Would you like a free sample edit? Get in touch!