Hi, I’m Roberta, a professional copy editor and proofreader specialising in short- and long-form fiction and non-fiction. I offer editorial solutions, manuscript critique and mentoring sessions to self-publishing authors.

I have a Master’s Degree with Distinction in Creative Writing and have undertaken specialised training with The Publishing Training Centre. Like you, I have a passion for writing, and have written and published several of my own short stories.

With regards to your work, I will pay superb attention to your text’s content and layout. I always deliver to budget and to brief and I’ve never missed a deadline.

As a member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) I work to its guidelines and I am bound by its Code of Practice.

A bit about me

I live in Brighton with my husband and son. When I’m not writing or editing, I’m usually walking, reading, or cooking.

Who I work with

I work with independent writers who need their work evaluated before publishing.


I specialise in short- and long-form fiction and non-fiction.

What I can offer

  • Master’s with Distinction in Creative Writing
  • Published author
  • Passion for reading and writing
  • Member of the CIEP
  • Fast turn around
  • Affordable prices

Writing achievements

Longlisted in The Propelling Pencil flash competition (2023)

Longlisted in the Retreat West flash competition (2023)


COURSES & Qualifications

  • Introduction to Fiction Editing (CIEP, 2023)
  • Essential Proofreading (The Publishing Training Centre, 2023)
  • Getting to Grips with Grammar and Punctuation (CIEP, 2023)
  • Becoming an Editor – UK (Knowadays, 2022)
  • Becoming a Proofreader – UK (Knowadays, 2022)
  • Master’s with Distinction Creative Writing (Cardiff University, 2022)

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (ITTT 2010)


I can’t recommend Roberta’s fiction editing services enough! Working with her has transformed my manuscript. Her keen eye for detail, insightful feedback, and expert guidance has taken my story to new heights. With her support, my characters became more vibrant, the plot more compelling, and the overall narrative more polished.
Marcus, MA Creative Writing student
From the moment I entrusted my manuscript to Roberta, I knew I was in expert hands. Her attention to detail is unmatched, and her insightful feedback has transformed my story into something extraordinary. She truly understands the essence of storytelling, and her suggestions have elevated my characters, deepened the plot, and enhanced the overall narrative flow. I wholeheartedly recommend her fiction editing service to any author seeking to refine their work and unleash its true potential.
Tess, Indie author
Roberta’s fiction editing service is an absolute game-changer! Her talent and expertise as an editor have breathed new life into my manuscript. With an incredible eye for detail, she spotted areas for improvement that I hadn’t even considered. Roberta’s passion for storytelling shines through in her work, and her commitment to helping authors succeed is truly inspiring. I’m beyond grateful for the exceptional service she has provided. If you’re looking for a top-notch fiction editor who will elevate your writing to the next level, look no further than Roberta. She is an absolute gem in the editing world!
Abbie, Poet and author
Roberta’s attention to detail and meticulous approach have taken my writing to a whole new level. Not only did she catch and correct every grammar, punctuation, and spelling error, but she also provided invaluable suggestions to enhance the clarity and flow of my work. Thank you, Roberta, for your exceptional work!
Alec, Creative Writing student and short story author
Roberta’s keen eye for detail and commitment to perfection have transformed my manuscript. Not only did she meticulously correct grammar and punctuation errors, but she also provided insightful suggestions to enhance the overall clarity and cohesiveness of my writing. My words now flow seamlessly, and my message is conveyed with precision. Roberta is an absolute pleasure to work with. I am grateful for her invaluable contribution to my project and highly recommend her proofreading service to anyone in search of a truly exceptional editing experience.
Claire, Poet and author