Pride and Joy Editorial Services

Proofreading – to give you an error-free, perfect manuscript, thesis, dissertation, website copy etc

Copy-editing – to help you with clear grammar, correct spelling and good punctuation so that you can publish a book that you can be proud of

Proofing and editing of manuscripts combined

Developmental editing/Beta reading – to give you helpful thoughts and suggested directions about your story writing

Virtual PA services – help with everyday tasks to protect your valuable writing time so that you can do just that

Assuredly discreet and confidential collection of unpaid invoices – to help you pay the bills, my collections and cashflow experience will assist you to stay afloat

Just imagine all the things that you could write about in all the time that I am able to free up for you…

The M Word – or Pricing

Because we need to be open about the money word, prices for editorial services, delivered with pride and joy, are based on the current SfEP guidelines for rates. These are available at

Your time is precious and you want to spend it writing, so please contact me and let’s have a chat about what you and your manuscript really need.

I worked with Joy on the second book in my Father/Son series,  Father, Son and Return to the Pennine Way.

Let’s get the basics out of the way first. Joy’s meticulous, she’s accurate and she’s punctual. If she says she’ll have something back to you by Tuesday afternoon it’s there by Tuesday afternoon. Given that all of us need to fit our writing round the ‘day job,’ that’s invaluable.

More importantly though, Joy works ‘with’ you. She recognises that we all have our own natural ‘voice.’ She doesn’t impose her rigid ideas of what’s right and what’s wrong. Yes, she’ll obviously tell you if you’ve written ‘its’ instead of ‘it’s’ or ‘their’ instead of ‘there.’ But if it suits your voice to start a sentence with ‘and’ – or ‘but’ – then Joy recognises that.

She’s also a really nice person. Yes, chances are you’ll only deal with her online – but that’ll still come through. And it’s important.

Mark Richards

Proof reading and editing my website content is something that I often struggle to find the time for so finding someone like Joy, who is able to help me out as and when I need, has been just perfect. Joy is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is efficient, professional and incredibly easy to get along with. I would not hesitate to recommend her services.

Paula Lawson

Be Happy Be Bright Be You