"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 most of my childhood 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 meeting in London with a literary agent to discuss a novel I wrote when I should've been sleeping, I came to realize this was exactly what I wanted to do with my life: 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 online readers of my fiction to date, I’ve been fortunate enough to have had my work published by Simon & Schuster and to have worked with some incredible companies along the way.
BDJ Team (nature.com)
Child Protection Company
Cherry Pie Records
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, and it was also Miami, Florida for a while too (though that's a story I'll save for a book someday). I’m an introvert at heart, but start a conversation with me about your favorite author or current writing project, and I’ll talk for hours or emails—just ask any of the writers I’ve already worked with! I enjoy heart-stopping stories with unpredictable twists and irresistible romances, and you’ll never find me without a dictionary or thesaurus open somewhere. 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