I offer a range of editing services mainly for non-fiction and fiction books. These include:

  • editing full manuscripts for publication. For authors who are seeking publication – either self-publishing or with a publisher – I can edit your manuscript, reading it through fully before correcting spelling and grammatical errors; ensuring dates, names and other information are correct; checking heading levels, structure, pedagogical features; ensuring the style is consistent (and to a particular publisher’s requirements, if required) and the meaning of the text is clear; applying styles for placement by a graphic designer. All corrections are made onscreen and can be tracked.
  • preparing submissions to publishers. For authors wanting to submit chapters to publishers, I can help you get your text in order to improve your chances of getting published. I can offer advice on and assistance with writing a synopsis and preparing sample chapters.
  • manuscript assessment. I will read through your fiction or non-fiction manuscript before it is edited and look at the storyline, writing style, point of view, pace and dialogue and present a written report on how your manuscript is shaping up for publication.
  • editing website material. I will edit your website, checking that all content is correct in terms of spelling, grammar, content and style, as well as checking that links work and that pages function properly.

Before commencing any job I will provide a written quote so that you have a good idea of the eventual cost and how long the job will take. I generally charge on an hourly basis, but for manuscript assessment I charge a set fee based on the length of the manuscript. Please email me on mtrudge@netspace.net.au to find out my fees and my conditions.


Here is a small selection of books that I have edited: