"Bryony is such a fantastic proofreader and editor, and it was such a pleasure to work with her. Not only did her corrections make me extremely confident to put the books out on multiple platforms, but she got them back to me so quickly! I can't say enough about the skill and service she provides, and I will absolutely be using her for final proofreads of all of my books moving forward!"
COMPANIES I'VE WORKED WITH:
I learned pretty early on that words were “my thing” and spent the first decade of my life with my head in a book or my hands glued to a keyboard, writing everything from short stories to scripts for school assemblies. Yep, I was one of those kids. It was when I was seventeen and skipping sixth form for a big, scary meeting in London to discuss my first novel with a wonderful literary agent that I came to realize this was exactly what I wanted to do with my life: to stay immersed in the world of publishing and be surrounded by passionate writers and like-minded word nerds every day.
I began my professional training as a proofreader on weekends while working in public libraries. I loved it, and I quickly became interested in copy editing too. Since 2015, I’ve worked on various editorial projects, including romance novels, serialized fiction, and short stories, through to travel guides, training courses, marketing copy, and web content. I quit my job as Library Manager and worked as Editorial Coordinator for Radish Fiction between 2016–17. Through it all, I’ve continued to write, and with over 15 million readers of my fiction to date, I’ve been fortunate enough to have my work published by Simon & Schuster and to have written for some incredible companies along the way.
BDJ Team (nature.com)
Child Protection Company
Dental Nursing magazine
Early Years Childcarer magazine
Fire Training Company
Food Hygiene Company
Indoor Play magazine
Simon & Schuster
I now work from home as a full-time freelance editor and writer. “Home” is rainy old England, though it was also Miami, Florida for a while too (by means of a fanciful five-year-long romance that began while we were studying Creative Writing at university and ended in disappointment, as most things do). I’m an introvert at heart but start a conversation with me about your favorite book or current writing project and I’ll talk for hours or emails—just ask any of the authors I’ve worked with. I love heart-stopping stories with unpredictable twists and irresistible romances, and you’ll never find me without a dictionary or thesaurus open in at least one of my tabs. It’s like I said, words are “my thing,” and I feel very fortunate to still be working with them every day.
"For me, an editor needs to be someone I can trust to scrutinize my story, understand and question my characters' motivations, and be honest enough to tell me when something isn’t working and where I need stronger complications. Bryony is brilliant at all of those things."
Mark Boutros, First Fool