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Editing Services

Professional Editing & Proofreading

What I Offer


As a writer myself, I know how much your book means to you. I also know how easy it is to become blind to those spelling errors and plot holes, as well as how much time can be spent deleting and adding commas to a single line. It’s tough to get distance from your work – that’s where I come in.

“Pam is a fantastic editor to work with. She has excellent communication skills and a keen eye for detail. On multiple occasions, she’s picked up parts I’ve missed when doing my own edits, even after several passes. Pam has also made some excellent suggestions on areas to focus on to improve my stories, which have been complete game-changers. I highly recommend Pam due to her professionalism, skills and friendly, supportive nature. I look forward to collaborating with her on many future projects.” Damien Larkin (Author of Big Red)

When working with an author, I take great care to balance your vision and voice with your readers and target audience, making your manuscript the best it can be.

I offer both editing and proofreading services, designed to take the pressure off you as a writer. Whether you’re looking for a deep dive, little tweaks or a final polish, I can help you achieve your goal.

My specialist areas include SFF, romance and YA; however, I’m happy to discuss any project to see if we’d be a good fit. Finding an editor who understands you and your manuscript is essential to a productive partnership and a successful outcome.

I am particularly keen to work with indie authors and publishers, which is reflected in my rates (please see below).


Whether you’re telling your life story, writing a how-to guide, reporting popular culture or penning a reference book, it’s vital you find someone who’ll help you deliver your message in the most professional, co-ordinated way possible.

In discussion with you, I will take the time to understand your goal as a writer and what you’re looking to achieve with your book. With an excellent eye for detail and ear for tone, I can ensure your work is perfect for your target demographic.

I offer both copy-editing and proofreading services on Word documents and PDF files, using your choice of markup, including BSI symbols. With a degree in Zoology and a PGDE, I provide specialist knowledge in these areas.

Whichever style guide you use, I will work to make your non-fiction book the best it can be.

“With a sharp eye and nose for detail, Pam is an excellent, diligent, and thorough editor. She can catch a dangling modifier / typo / poor grammar at 50 paces! Working with Pam will result in a tighter, error-free story, no matter your genre or manuscript type. Highly recommended and a delight to work with.” Dixon Reuel (Author of the Blood Brute series)


Rates apply to both UK and US styles.

Proofreading: £5 per 1000 words

Copy-editing: £10 per 1000 words

Developmental Editing: £12 per 1000 words

Manuscript Critique: Available on request

I am happy to offer sample edits on the first five pages of your manuscript and discounts will be applied for clients using multiple services. All clients have the option of an introductory call/online meeting.

If you’re not sure which type of service you require (many don’t), I offer a free consultation. Please contact with any questions or to discuss your project.

Read testimonials here.

Terms & Conditions

Please see the ‘Terms and Privacy Policy’ page, which you’ll find by clicking the link in the footer of the webpage. A copy of these Terms and Conditions can be provided by request.

PS Livingstone is a member of the Chartered Institute of Editors and Proofreaders. If you’d like to learn more about the CIEP, please click here.