Most people want to write a great novel, I want to edit it.

My name is Nick Hembery, I live in the south west of the UK, and I am an editor.

I believe in the quality of the written word and that anyone can become a great writer with time, effort and a little help. And that’s what I do, I help people improve their writing, their art.

My day job is proofreading at a marketing firm. Every day I see professional writers put words in the wrong order, mess up their punctuation and write whole sentences of pure nonsense. No one is immune, but that’s okay, because I can sort things out for you.

Here’s what novelist Kate Coe has to say about me:

“Nick is an excellent, thorough and conscientious proofreader with an excellent eye for detail, and a streak of humour that makes even the most tedious proofing entertaining. His work ethic is excellent and he has met every deadline I have given him, even for the occasional last-minute job! His work is highly recommended.”