Shelley Routledge

The Book Editorial Expert





Adult, Young Adult and Children's Fiction


Hi, I’m Shelley, and I began my editorial career at the prestigious Eve White Literary Agency in London, as a Submissions Editor, before going freelance in 2011.

I’m an experienced, insightful developmental copyeditor and pride myself in being extremely collaborative and communicative. I have 13+ years of editorial experience and expertise working alongside agents and publishers, to transform unknown writers into commercially published authors with global book sales.

I have worked with many authors from around the world, including Costa-shortlisted Sarah Naughton, June Taylor, Emma Haughton, Kim Slater, Ruth Warburton, Lara Williamson, Kate Scott, Rupert Wallis and many more.

I have a solid track record of publishing success, and have expertise and in-depth knowledge of commercial Adult, Young Adult and Children’s Fiction. My aim is to share my editorial expertise with my clients, so they can draft an original novel that will gain traction, publicity, and five star-reviews on the platform they choose to publish on. I am incredibly ambitious for every single client who uses my service, and I go above and beyond the call of duty, assisting authors of all levels.

I know exactly what it takes to make it as a writer and offer a full range of packages for all budgets including: developmental editing, line-to-line-editing copyediting and proofreading alongside book PR services and an agent submission service.

I am also a member of The Chartered Institute of Editors and Proofreaders in London, alongside ACES and The Book Machine. I hold a BA in Classics, a Masters degree in Children’s Literature and a Post Graduate degree in Journalism and PR.

I can assist authors of all levels to master their craft and find their voice quickly and effectively, so do not hesitate to get in touch!



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