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

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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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I have worked with Joanne over a series of multiple books. She is a very talented editor. Working with her has been an absolute pleasure and she made it very easy! Joanne had a significant impact on my books and merged with my writing style perfectly. Whoever she is working for next is very lucky. Joanne, you deserve all the success in the world!

—Zayden Stone, mythology author

“Joanne got the characters and the story so well, and my take on the genre – all things that make a real difference. I am so pleased with the quality of the report and the level of detail. It is truly precious! Joanne, I loved working with you, and really hope we can work together on the next one too! :)”

—Lara Byrne, award-winning historical fiction author.

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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.”

—Anon, fiction & non-fiction author

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