Meet the author: Roxanne Reid

I have a post-grad degree in English Language & Literature and work as a writer and travel blogger. For the past 20 years I have also been an independent book editor and proofreader, working for international publishers like Penguin Random House and Oxford University Press. I’ve edited fiction and non-fiction, and worked as a manuscript evaluator, compiling reports for publishers on what works or doesn’t. This has given me insight into what makes for good, clean copy. I’ve mentored authors to improve their writing, noting what they struggle with and what common difficulties they face. Now I’ve condensed all this knowledge into a short e-book.

What You Will Learn
  • Learn why and how to self-edit and proofread to improve your writing.
  • Discover common mistakes writers make, unravel the mysteries of apostrophes and hyphens, and learn about plain language, consistency and structure.
  • Identify the difference between pairs of commonly confused words (think affect/effect, loose/lose, etc).
  • Get lots of examples to clarify all points.

The e-book costs $6.83, £4.45 or €5.05 and can be purchased on Amazon by clicking here.

Samples Of Work

To see who I have provided editing and proofreading services to, you can view my portfolio here.

As a blogger who does their own editing, I found this book both helpful and actionable. Roxanne does an excellent job using examples to help you understand each point. It’s broken into sections on editing and proofreading. I learned about how to use catchy headlines, draw readers in with the first paragraph and make every word count. I’ve always thought my grammar was strong, but still learned several new things in the proofreading section. This book is worth the investment!” Susan

This essential guide is easy reading, but it is also practical, accessible, and easy to put into action. I would recommend this book to anyone starting out in writing. Even experienced writers who need (or ought) to edit their own work will find some of the tips for proof reading their own work in the second part useful.”

Contact Information

To purchase the ebook on Amazon, click here. If you have any questions, you can email the author Roxanne Reid at:

Why You Should Choose Us

This e-book is very affordable – about 10% of the cost of an online course – yet provides valuable insight into the nitty-gritty of editing and proofreading to produce good, clean copy that people will want to read.