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 pounds per word, i.e. £4 per 1,000 words. 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 pounds per word, i.e. £2 per 1,000 words. 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.

“When it comes to editorial services I know I’m in safe hands with Lucy Felthouse. I’ve worked with numerous editors over the years, and once I’d had my work edited by Lucy I knew I couldn’t work with someone more eagle-eyed, knowledgeable, thorough and professional.

Lucy gives a great service for a reasonable price. A lovely lady to work with, too, and I can’t recommend her enough.” Saskia Walker