Listed in Proofreaders / Editors
- 5 Mount Boone, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9PB
I am an Intermediate member of the Society for Editors & Proofreaders, and while I specialise in working with authors of fiction & non-fiction books, I also proofread and copy edit for business and academic writing (dissertations, theses) with an emphasis on helping non-native speakers communicate their ideas effectively.
I have worked extensively in:
• online learning • travel • tourism • real estate • property rentals • resort development • music industry • marketing • promotions • public relations
I’m Shuna Meade, the copy editor and proofreader behind Final Polish Editorial Services. I’m also a published author. I write fiction and non-fiction and have been a bookworm all my life.
How I can help you – every writer needs a fresh set of editorial eyes – someone to experience their manuscript as a first-time reader would. I will help to smooth out your sentences and apply standard spelling, grammar, punctuation and formatting, so that your writing shines.
• As an author I understand the process, and the challenges involved in writing and being edited.
• As a copy editor I edit with a light touch, always respecting the author’s voice
• As a proofreader I read with a nit-picker’s meticulous eye for detail
In fiction, my preferred genres are: mainstream, thriller, crime, mystery, literary, women’s fiction, chick-lit, sci-fi, children’s (MG), adventure and YA. Most things considered as long as they aren’t too dark.
I’m British and married to an American. I’m equally comfortable editing in ÚK English and US English.
I’m friendly, helpful, thorough and always professional, because I care about what I do.
And my qualifications?
I have a degree in English Literature & Language from St Andrew’s University. To further support my professional editing goals, I took an accredited proofreading & copy editing course (distinction), and courses on Editing with Word and Fiction Editing via the SfEP. I am committed to my continuing professional development.
If you’d like to see testimonials from authors I have recently worked with please see my website for details: Final Polish Editorial Services
Shuna Meade has just completed proof reading my first book How to run a Successful B&B. I had thought that proof reading was simple but slow. However, her speed and efficiency was absolutely outstanding. She worked through the book quickly and provided, not only grammatical and typo error corrections, but she also made helpful suggestions. She even offered Skype sessions which made the business impressively personal. I cannot thank her enough for this excellent service.
Shuna copy edited and proofread my latest crime thriller novel. I’m in no doubt that she massively improved the manuscript with her thoughtful, thorough, and professional changes. I’m stunned by the quality of her comprehensive process, achieved in an impressive turnaround time. I’ll want to use her again.
Martin Bodenham, crime thriller writer