About me

Kendra Olson holding her cat

I’m a developmental editor of fiction and creative non-fiction as well as a proofreader. I specialise in working with independent authors.

As a developmental editor, there’s nothing I enjoy more than getting ‘under the skin’ of a piece of writing, in order to figure out what’s not quite working, why, and how you, the author, might strengthen the work while allowing your unique voice to shine through. My advice is designed to encourage and inspire authors, while also offering the critical feedback necessary for creative growth.

As a proofreader, I will help you polish your final manuscript, ensuring it’s ready for publication.

I hold an MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow (Scotland) and have taken courses in the craft of developmental editing. I’m a PQB-qualified proofreader and graduate of the Publishing Training Centre’s Essential Proofreading course. (For more details of the courses I’ve taken, please see my Additional Training page.) I’m an Entry Level Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.

As a fiction editor and proofreader, some of my favourite genres include: historical fiction, gothic fiction, ghost stories, mystery/thriller/suspense, magical realism and upmarket fiction.

As a non-fiction editor and proofreader, I enjoy memoir, especially travel memoir and stories about pets, animals, food and/or cooking.

I also enjoy proofreading cookbooks.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Contact me by email to discuss your editing requirements: kendraroseolson@gmail.com