Perfect copy. Peace of mind.

Fiction editing and proofreading for authors

Janie Brayshaw

Fiction editor and proofreader

Nervous about working with an editor? Don't be. But do you consider yourself a good writer who would like to work with an editor to craft your book for the market?

Hi, I’m Janie, and that’s what I do, one keystroke at a time with the dual perspective of an editor and an author. I am your collaborator and your counsel, and not your judge. 

Welcome to my online home. I invite you to come in and stop to consider what I can do for you and your book.

Development critique

A development critique provides feedback for authors seeking clarity and insight for revising their manuscripts.

A development critique is the initial evaluation of your manuscript.

Full copy-edit

You’re happy with your story and its structure. Now it’s time to focus on readability so that your readers stay engaged.

A full copy-edit corrects and smooths invisibly.


Proofreading is the final polish which catches any mistakes that have slipped through in the editing process.

Proofreading is the last pair of eyes on your manuscript.


Taking your time

Your story needs to flow and produce a captivating read. And this takes time. Plot holes, pace problems, dull dialogue, one-dimensional characters, inconsistencies and typos will alienate the reader.

Your book needs to be polished in order to keep your reader engaged, whether they’re a potential agent or publisher, or someone who has just downloaded the eBook.

Taking the time to have your book professionally edited will give clarity and consistency to your writing, and enable your story to be what you imagined it could be.

If you would like to discuss your project, get in touch via the contact form or directly at