Editing and Proofreading

I am an experienced editor and proofreader and have been doing freelance editing work for several years now. I also edit for a publishing house. I take on a few freelance clients as my schedule allows, so to be sure of a spot, please give as much lead time as possible. My speciality/preference is erotica/erotic romance/romance, though I will also consider other genres.


For editing (this includes content editing, advice on plot holes, sentence structure, consistency etc, as well as proofreading as I go along), my price is 0.004 British pence per word. This doesn’t mean I’ll only work with UK authors – far from it! – I am happy to work with authors from all over the globe and am familiar with both UK and US English. I accept payment via PayPal and the exact price will depend on PayPal’s exchange rate at the time of the transaction, as their rates vary and I invoice in British pounds. Please note, this includes a maximum of three passes.


I now require a £20 British pounds non-refundable deposit up front to secure your spot. I will then take half the balance when I begin editing or proofreading, and the remaining amount when I have finished. For editing projects, I require the client to sign an informal contract before I will take on any projects from them.


For proofreading, my price is 0.002 British pence per word. See above re: clients/payment outside the UK and terms.

I have supplied some of my freelance client testimonials below. Please feel free to contact me using the contact page if you have any questions, would like to get a quote or discuss a project.

Client Testimonials

“When I need an editor, my first choice is always Lucy Felthouse. I know my books are in good hands with Lucy, and the results are always spot-on. Lucy Felthouse has a track record of quality editing, and that’s what keeps me coming back to her.” K D Grace, author of In the Flesh

“Not only was Lucy a fantastic editor, she also seemed to ‘get’ me, and so was a great help when we needed to discuss certain points. Her sound knowledge of English and grammar were extremely useful and I was pleased that, instead of simply correcting my work, she took the time and trouble to explain why the word/grammar/phrase/capital letter, etc was questionable, thus reminding me of long-since-forgotten ‘rules’ of English and writing which I duly noted for future reference. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Lucy and am confident that my story is now the best it can be. I will certainly be using Lucy’s services again in the future and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone.” Bella Settarra, author of Menage and Mascara and The Saturday sub.