I’m Charlie Wilson and I help authors all over the world to prepare their books for publication. Since I founded my business in 2005, I’ve edited more than 1,000 books across a wide range of genres.
On this website you can learn about my professional background and find out about my services for authors: mentoring, ghostwriting, manuscript assessment, developmental editing, copy-editing and proofreading.
If you have any questions or would like a quotation for your project, please feel free to get in touch.
I’ve written and edited for publishers, companies, charities, government bodies and educational institutions. I now specialise in helping authors to produce high-quality books.
I always enjoy working with Charlie because I can count on her considered and incisive editing skills to improve whatever I send her way. Independent yet collaborative, reliable and dedicated, Charlie is an editor of the highest calibre.
RACHAEL CHILVERS, SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR (FOR DUMMIES), JOHN WILEY & SONS
Charlie’s editorial services are first rate. Honest and helpful. Always logical. Always constructive. If you’re a writer and you’re looking for an unbiased appraisal of your work, look no further.
NEIL SPRING, AUTHOR (QUERCUS)
Charlie is an excellent editor. She is very thorough and creative. Charlie’s comments are always constructive. She is also a pleasure to work with. She is a personable, reliable and professional editor and I am delighted to recommend her. I really enjoyed working with her and I look forward to working with her on future projects.
MICHAEL DRAYTON, AUTHOR (ROUTLEDGE)
Charlie has passion for her work and it shows. She is thorough, exact, accommodative, imaginative and an absolute pleasure to work with.
SIF SIGMARSDÓTTIR, AUTHOR (HODDER)
Charlie was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her professionalism, expertise and advice were invaluable on what was a difficult project and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her!
CAITLIN FLYNN, PUBLISHING OFFICER, IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS
If you want your books to shine, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve worked with Charlie on all of my books and she’s brought each one to a higher level. I can’t thank her enough and recommend her without reservation.
CHRISTOPHER GREYSON, Wall Street Journal bestselling AUTHOR (INDIE)
Charlie is a fantastic editor, the best one I’ve worked with. She has a strong attention to detail and has made my books so much better. Above all else, she is an editor I trust. Charlie is a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her.
JOHN CARSON, BESTSELLING AUTHOR (INDIE)
Charlie really exceeded all our expectations. With her ample experience she worked extremely thoroughly and quickly, provided constructive input and turned our technical content into a high-quality, simple-to-understand read. It was a pleasure working with Charlie. I would highly recommend her to everyone and would hire her again anytime without hesitation.
MICHAEL GRAMLICH, CO-AUTHOR (DATA AI PRESS)
I loved working with Charlie. Her edits made my book the best it could be, so when Little, Brown/Corsair published Being Brooke Simmons as part of a three-book deal, there were hardly any revisions to do thanks to her!
KAREN CLARKE, AUTHOR (LITTLE, BROWN)
Working with me
Integrity, respect, passion, intelligence: these are the qualities that underpin my work as an editor and writer. Over the years, I’ve built a reputation for expertise and professionalism. Many of my clients come back time and again, because they know that whatever text they send my way, I’ll improve it – with great care.