Creating Perfection ~ freelance fiction editor

Welcome to Creating Perfection.

I’m Emma Mitchell, a freelance fiction editor from Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Working with a professional editor is one of the most important steps on your publishing journey.

I offer a complete publishing service, from developmental and copy-editing to proofreading and formatting, synopsis assistance to editorial guidance, I will guide you through the whole publishing process.

Whether you intend to submit to agents and/or publishers, or you’re self-publishing, presenting your readers with a manuscript that is the best it can be is essential.

I work closely with all my authors to ensure I know what they want from me, what their hopes are for the reader’s experience, and to get to know their characters just as much as they do.

I pride myself on balancing the voice of the author with the needs of the reader.

‘Emma doesn’t just make corrections for me; she has an incredible ability to understand my voice and make changes that enhance my work in so many ways. Without her edit of The Afterlife of Walter Augustus, I doubt very much that it would have won the Kindle Storyteller Award or the been a Gold Medallist at the IPPY Awards. She has now edited four books for me with two more in the pipeline. Working with Emma is always a pleasure.’

Hannah Lynn – award-winning author

Whether you need help with the direction of your work in progress, advice on your synopsis and submission package, or are ready for a complete edit or proofread, I can help. I work with indie and self-published authors in most genres of fiction and can edit your manuscript to either British or American English spelling and grammar rules.

You will also find a wealth of information in my blog posts, from case studies on self-published authors to self-editing help, there’s something for everyone.

Let me help you the way I’ve helped these authors…

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‘Great editor – thorough and kind!’

Lexi Rees ~ Eternal Seas

Lorraine Rees

‘Finding an editor who understands you and what you are trying to say in your prose, then trusting them to edit your manuscript while maintaining its original shape is like finding that amazing teacher who takes the hand of your nervous child on their first day at school. They make a potentially anxious time all the more bearable.

Emma at Creating Perfection has worked on a few of my smaller projects and helped them feel more polished and professional. I was excited to ask her if she might work on my debut novel manuscript and delighted that she could fit me in to her busy schedule.

Emma is reliably responsive to communication; never leaving me in the dark if I have a query and has boundless patience for anyone who is not technically minded (and I fit neatly into this category). I have welcomed her sensitive suggestions as to why a scene may not be working and very often found the story improves with the alterations I subsequently make.  

I would recommend Creating Perfection services to both new and experienced writers.’

Kate Baker


Kate Baker