Editing & Proofreading

I am accurate and thorough, and will edit on screen, shaping the manuscript as appropriate. I ‘track changes’ and either liaise directly with the author(s) over queries or draw up a separate document sensitively detailing changes that have been made. I am also happy to collate proof corrections.


Project Management

I am happy to see a project through from manuscript delivery to final PDF, resolving queries directly with the author(s). I am also able to work with translated texts, editing and re-working them for a UK audience.

Author Coaching

I will work directly with you to hone your ideas, structure a winning proposal and, where appropriate, make introductions for you to relevant commissioning editors.






I have ten years’ in-house commissioning experience. My specialities include: health, parenting, diet, personal development, soft business and personal finance. I can put together detailed reader's reports and work directly with authors to produce a comprehensive proposal.

I have over 18 years’ experience in non-fiction publishing and am accurate, reliable and organised.


My specialities include parenting, health, well-being, personal development, lifestyle, soft business and popular psychology.



2007 Copywriting, in-house course at Random House

2005 Negotiation Skills, in-house course at Random House

2003 Book Production for Editors, The Publishing Training Centre

2001 Copy-editing Skills, The Publishing Training Centre

2001 Proofreading for Editors, The Publishing Training Centre



MA English Literature (Merit), University of Warwick

BA Hons English Literature (2:1), University of Warwick

‘A’ Levels: English Literature, A; Geography, A; Government and Politics, A


I can either work to a set fee per project or charge on an hourly basis. 


For more information or to discuss individual projects, please email me at mail@juliakellaway.co.uk or complete the form below.