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Welcome

book-editorDo you need an experienced book editor to develop your work? A respected ghostwriter 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 Wilson, The Book Specialist, an author, ghostwriter and book editor who provides a range of editorial and writing services to publishers and authors worldwide. Over the past decade I’ve helped many hundreds of authors on their journey from rough draft to published book.

From concept to print, I have the skills to help you develop your book – whether you’re submitting the book to agents/publishers or self-publishing; whether you’re publishing in print or as an ebook; whether you’re an experienced writer or an aspiring author.

On this website you’ll find details of my service range, from proofreading and copy-editing to developmental editing and ghostwriting. Happy browsing, and if you have any questions, please get in touch.

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.

Client testimonials

Client overview

I've written, edited and/or proofread for:
  • freelance editor client: Wiley
  • freelance editor client: IWM
  • freelance editor client: dummies