Detail-orientated and thoughtful editing for fantasy fiction & world mythology authors.


Developmental feedback, editing, & proofreading for a book your readers can’t stop thinking about.

You’ve written a book, and you want a conscientious editor to ensure your manuscript is ready for the next step towards publication.

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I’m Joanne Taylor, an independent editor and proofreader. If you’re a speculative fiction, folklore, or world mythology writer, I’m passionate about your genre. Let’s ensure your writing is ready for readers to enjoy.

Whether you need story-level feedback, line-by-line stylistic suggestions, or a thorough check of grammar and punctuation, I’d love to hear more about your work.

Are you looking for a conscientious editor who’ll respect your unique voice?

Reach out to request a sample edit.

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“I really value Joanne’s contribution to my book. Her outside perspective helped me to pull out the real threads of my story and flesh them out, steering me in the most compelling direction for my readers. She made suggestions that I hadn’t thought of, and asked thoughtful questions that made me think about my story in new ways, so I could get to the heart of what I was trying to say. I would recommend her to anyone who requires a thoughtful editor to give honest and considered feedback.”

—Frances, fiction & memoir author


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I help authors ensure their writing is ready for readers to enjoy.


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Developmental feedback, line- or copyediting? Find out more.


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Reach out to discuss your needs or arrange a sample edit.

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“Absolutely brilliant. Very hard working, detail oriented, and punctual. Joanne keeps you updated on everything and understood my book very well. It was so easy to work with her, and she surpassed my expectations. An absolute delight to work with and very willing to learn about your project and understand your objectives.”

—Spent, fiction & non-fiction author

Indispensable tools for editing your novel

Editors are really good at looking things up, and you can be too. Here are some of my favourite editing resources. Many are free and others might be a worthwhile investment for your writing if you’re on a budget, plan to write multiple books, or want to learn editing yourself.

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