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Welcome

book-editorDo you need an experienced book editor to develop your work? A respected writer to help you reach your potential? A publishers’ copy editor and proofreader to knock your language into shape? You’ve come to the right place.

I’m Charlie, an author, a book editor and a bibliophile. Essentially, I live and breathe books. As Charlotte Wilson, I write soulful coming-of-age fiction for young adults. As The Book Specialist, I work as an editor and proofreader for publishers and authors worldwide.

On this website you’ll find details of my service range, from proofreading and copy-editing to developmental editing and writing book critiques, along with details of my fiction and blog posts on inspiration, creativity, writing, publishing – and books, beautiful books.

Working with me

Your book is your baby, the embodiment of many hours of labour, dedication and no doubt a little heartache. So finding the right editor with whom to work is essential. You need an editor who has:

Integrity

Because you want an editor who’ll be diplomatic but unfailingly honest.

Passion

Because you want an editor who loves books and helping authors to develop their craft.

Respect

Because you want an editor who appreciates the effort you’ve put into your writing.

Experience

Because you want an editor who’s proofread, edited, developed and written many books.

Talent

Because you want an editor who’s not just an editor, but also a decent writer herself.

These are the fundamental values that underpin my work as a book editor. Over the past decade, I’ve worked in this way with all kinds of clients, from published writers to indie authorpreneurs, small presses to global publishing companies, corporate organisations to government bodies. Many of my clients come back time and again, because they know that whatever book they send my way, I’ll improve it – on time, on budget and with great care.

This website is designed to help you get to know me as an editor and writer. If, after browsing, you think you’d like to work with me, please feel free to get in touch.

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