About me

David Powning 5Whatever your project, from a novel to a magazine feature or copy for a website, I can help. As well as having thirteen years of experience, I am a professional member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders in the UK and a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors.

Since 2004 I have freelanced for many magazine publishing companies, but in the past few years I have also started to assist independent authors – an enormously rewarding task, as I count myself among them. This takes the form of either copy-editing or proofreading, and if you’re unsure about the difference between the two, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Click on the ‘Copy-editing & proofreading’ tab to find out more.

I should also add that if you’ve made it this far, as in finishing a novel, then well done, give yourself a pat on the back. It’s not an easy journey to take, let alone complete. However, holding the final result in your hands is extremely rewarding, especially when you’ve done your utmost to make it look as professional as possible.

With this in mind, click on the ‘services’ tab to find a summary of what’s involved in my proofread or copy-edit. If you have any questions or feel that you might like to go one step further, fill out the contact form below and we’ll have a chat – with no obligation to proceed if you’re not entirely happy with what I can do for you.

One thing to note: I tend to be booked around six weeks in advance, so if you have a specific publishing date planned, please bear that in mind.

Thanks for dropping by – I look forward to hearing from you.