"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." I spent the first decade of my life with my head in a book, and aged seventeen, while in a meeting in London discussing my own novel with a wonderful literary agent, I came to realize that this was exactly what I wanted to do with my future: to stay immersed in the world of books and publishing, and to be surrounded by beautiful prose and passionate writers every day—not just as a hobby but a career too.
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, ranging from epic 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 writing, and with over 15 million readers of my fiction to date, I've been fortunate enough to have seen my work published by the likes of Simon & Schuster, and to have worked with 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 England, but I spend a lot of time each year in Miami, Florida with my long-distance boyfriend (also a writer—we met while studying Creative Writing at university). I'm an introvert at heart, but start a conversation with me about your favorite book or your current writing project and I'll talk for hours or emails—just ask any of the authors I've worked with!
"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