lucy rose york

editing | proofreading | writing

My Services

For publishers

With over 14 years’ industry experience, I am well-versed in the demands of the publishing process and the challenges of tight schedules and budgets.

I can help with:

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Project management

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Developmental editing

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Copy-editing

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Proofreading

For authors

Whether it’s your first book or you’ve already had a few published, every manuscript needs the attention of an expert editorial eye.

I can help with:

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Manuscript assessment

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Developmental editing

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Copy-editing

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Proofreading

Testimonials

"I’ve been working with Lucy for many years and consider her to be a very safe pair of hands on even our most complex and challenging projects. Lucy is flexible enough to take on anything from very involved project management to smaller jobs such as proofreads, and brings the same professionalism, organizational flair and attention to detail, whatever the scale of the job."

Jacqui Sayers, Managing Editor, Bright Press (Quarto Publishing Group)

"Lucy came highly recommended by my literary agency, and I was so pleased that she was! From our first email exchange, Lucy was professional and accommodating. I was very pleased with the level of detail in Lucy's work, and will definitely commission her again on a future book. This is one great editor!"

Michele GormanSunday Times bestselling author of Single in the City

“I hired Lucy as a freelancer on a number of fiction titles and have been greatly impressed by her work. She is punctual, accurate and thorough, and I have no hesitation in recommending her as a quality freelance editor.”

Lizzie Bennett, Managing Editor, Titan Books

“Lucy’s diligent and professional editing was a real asset to the project. Her input on style, tone and flow were invaluable and she was a real joy to work with.”

Levison Wood, author of Eastern Horizons (shortlisted for the 2018 Edward Stanford Award)

“I've been very happy with Lucy's work as a freelance proofreader for us at Black Library – she is very thorough, quickly adapting to our house style and providing clear, to-the-point feedback with the required depth and range in all pieces of work to date. Manuscripts have always been returned within the agreed deadlines and she is always professional and pleasant to work with.”

Amy J. Baker, Editor, Black Library (Games Workshop)

“It’s wonderful to work with Lucy – she’s a thorough, conscientious copy-editor and I know that every time I work with her, our book is in safe hands.”

Charlotte Ledger, Editorial Director, One More Chapter/Harper Fiction (HarperCollins)

Hello, I’m Lucy

I am an editor with 14 years’ experience. I have worked in busy in-house roles for Summersdale (Octopus) and Quarto Publishing Group and as a freelance editor for publishers including HarperCollins, Titan Books, Simon & Schuster and Black Library (Games Workshop).

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