Author Services

Do you have a manuscript that needs polishing? If you feel your writing could benefit from a pair of professional eyes before you approach agents or embark on self-publishing, I can help you. Peeking Cat editing services include proofreading, copyediting and general critiques for poetry, fiction and non-fiction work.

I can help you to perfect novels, flash fiction, poetry, non-fiction including articles, blog posts, reviews, memoir, life writing, non-fiction manuscripts and more.

Proofreading and copyediting services are particularly helpful if you are planning on self-publishing and need an editor to take a look at your work before you publish. These services are also useful if English isn’t your first language, so you can make sure every word is just right and your manuscript is free from errors.


My proofreading service is a straightforward check of spelling and grammar, correcting any errors and making sure everything makes sense.


For my copyediting (line editing) service, I will carry out line by line spelling, grammar, fact and continuity checking. I will make sure the facts are correct and consistent throughout your work. For non-fiction this service costs a little more because there tends to be more fact-checking involved than with fiction work.

General Critique

I offer general critiques for poetry, fiction and non-fiction, suggesting areas that could be improved and giving you a better feel of whether you have achieved what you set out to do when writing. I will focus on any areas you think need more work or that you would like more feedback on.


Proofreading any fiction, poetry or non-fiction: £4.25 per 1,000 words / $6 per 1,000 words

Copyediting non-fiction – £5.50 per 1,000 words / $7.50 per 1,000 words

General critique for fiction or non-fiction – £50 per 5,000 words / $70 per 5,000 words

General critique for poetry – £20 per poem / $25 per poem

The minimum price for any service is £20 and fees are payable in advance via PayPal.

Peeking Cat Author Rates

We offer 10% off for writers who have been previously published in Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine, to say thank you for being part of the Peeking Cat family!

To take advantage of Peeking Cat Editing Services, email Sam Rose at If you have a deadline to meet please mention this in your enquiry. I will send your work back in the form of two Microsoft Word documents – one will show tracked changes so you can see all the amendments that have been made, and the other will be the final draft with all changes made.

If have any questions please do get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you!