Author's Services

I provide full structural editing, copy-editing, transcription from audio, and copywriting for marketing and publicity. I also specialise in memoirs for family and friends, creating books from notes and transcribed interviews. If your book needs a polish, particularly if you need to make your writing sharper and trim the words without losing any of the sense, I’m your woman. Check out what some of my previous clients have said:

‘Having worked with Sophia for several years in-house at Bloomsbury, I’ve sought her out several times on a freelance basis and am always thrilled with her wonderful expertise, excellent ideas and unfailing reliability. I always look forward to the next time we can work together.’ Lisa Carden, former Routledge, HarperCollins and Bloomsbury in-house editor, now freelance editor and writer

‘Sophia Blackwell is undoubtedly one of the most skilled editors I have worked with over the past decade. She’s an extremely insightful and wise editor in relation to structure, content and style, as well as being an eagle-eyed copy editor. We’ve worked together on multiple fiction and non-fiction projects for major UK and international publishers, and each time she has performed wonders with the manuscript. Sophia is also one of the most efficient editors I know – the job is always done on time and to the highest standards. I can now hardly imagine publishing my work without having had Sophia’s masterful scalpel work over the text!’ Roman Krznaric, social philosopher and author of Carpe Diem Regained, Empathy and The Wonderbox

‘Sophia was the ‘midwife’ on my last two books. Being helped by Sophia to bring my books to life was a great and joyful experience for me. Sophia somehow manages to get into the skin of the writer and deeply connects with potential readers. She helped me, as an amateur author, to find the language and tone that truly communicates what I wanted to share with my audience.’ Martin Kalungu-Banda, BBS Consulting

Please note, I do not make direct introductions to members of the publishing industry about your manuscript. I do not work with competitors to the publisher that employs me and need to be notified of anything that might be a conflict of interest. I respond to all queries promptly and can provide advice for next steps.

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