Emma’s Edit

Professional Copy-Editing and Proofreading Services


Why Emma’s Edit?


Receiving constructive criticism is not an easy task. I firmly believe that the editing process should be as enjoyable as the writing. I bring a personal touch to my editing, allowing for direct communication at all stages.


When it comes to writing, I’m a perfectionist; it’s what makes me good at my job. Your hard work deserves nothing but the best, and at Emma’s Edit your manuscript will be edited to the most rigorous of standards.


With a proven track record since 2016 of editing non-fiction, fiction, and children’s literature, as well as academic publications, for satisfied customers from all around the world, I guarantee your work is in safe hands.

Meet Emma

Purveyor of high-quality editing, proofreading, and writing advice services

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Emma O’Connell

Freelance Editor and Writer

Emma graduated with a First Class Degree in English Literature and has been editing since 2016. She has worked on a wide variety of media and genres, but she specialises in fiction and particularly fantasy. Emma enjoys reading – her favourite authors include J.R.R. Tolkien, Brandon Sanderson and Anne McCaffrey – and runs an online writing group. She does her freelancing alongside managing her household, which currently consists of her husband and two-year-old son.

What People Say

Have a read of what previous clients have said about Emma’s Edit

A Pleasure to Work With Emma

It has, once again, been a pleasure to work with Emma on my latest story. I found that having a critical developmental edit allowed me to focus on the aspects that really needed my attention, and her copy-edit polished it and made it shine.

Paul Challis

A Thorough Editor With a Personal Touch

Her comments are the perfect mix of helpful and entertaining, and I know without a doubt they would have taken me twice as long to get through had it just been an endless laundry list of changes – something I’ve experienced in working with other editors. With her, there was never a dull moment!

R. L. Davennor

A Great Teacher of Writing

Not only is Emma a phenomenal editor, but she is a great teacher of writing, grammar, and punctuation as well. Every opportunity I have to work with her, I learn new aspects of writing that make all my future tales that much greater and easier to write.

Wofford Jones


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