Author's Services

I provide full structural editing, copy-editing, audio transcription, and copywriting for marketing and publicity. I have a proven track record of securing features, profiles and news stories to a broad range of media, in the UK and internationally. I also specialise in memoirs for family and friends, transcribing interviews and turning their memories into beautiful books. If your book, story or article needs a polish, particularly if you need to make your writing sharper and trim the words without losing anything else, I can help you.

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 worked with me on my novel, which was published by Unbound. Her structural and copy-editing skills are thorough and thoughtful, with great attention to detail, and her approach to delivery was timely and effective. She was a pleasure to work with and I have no reservations in recommending her editing services.’ John-Paul Flintoff, award-winning journalist, author and performer

‘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 publishers. I do not work with competitors to my employers, and need to be notified of anything that might cause a conflict of interest. Whether or not I can work on your book, I respond to all queries promptly and can always provide advice for next steps.

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