Editorial services for writers at every stage of the editing process

Want to create an excellent story that leaves a mark on its readers and keeps them coming back for more? As luck (or some other intervention) would have it, you've come to the right place. A place of intent was created by me, Candida Bradford, back in 2019 after realising that the one consistent thing I've loved all my life (other than my mum of course) is fiction.

Give yourself and your story the best chance at success

I help authors to make their stories shine. Whether that be through developmental editing, copyediting or proofreading, I have the publishing and literary know-how to get a book ready for publication or submission. So many authors make the mistake of not spending enough resources on editing their books – don't be one of them! Editing, by self-editing and/or hiring a professional, is essential if you want to be a successful published author.

An editor you can trust

Sharing your writing with someone you don't know can be a pretty nerve-racking experience, I know. Which is why it's absolutely vital you find an editor you can trust. If you choose to get your book edited by me, I can promise you this: I am here to be a champion for your writing, to give you constructive feedback, and to help you get your book that step closer to being ready to publish or submit.

My goal is to provide affordable editing services so you can put out into the world a great story, one that should be shared. I am not here to judge and I am not here to take over your story. If you want to see whether we'd make a good team, drop me an email!

If you're at all unsure of what exactly it is you and your story need, why not have a look around?

What I Offer

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About Me

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Candida poured herself into making me a better writer.

'Writing is a very personal endeavour. As an aspiring author you pour in all the skill, dedication, intelligence and courage you can muster. You should demand nothing less from your editor. Candida poured herself into making me a better writer. Not just better for my current project but better for the rest of my career. As much as I value the treasure trove of improvements she offered for my manuscript, they pale in comparison to her advice on honing my craft. If you have worked to bring your story to life, then don’t sell yourself short when it comes to editing. You will not regret having Candida give your manuscript the most thorough reading it has ever had. Thank you Candida.'

Daria Sanetra, Author