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Freelance book editor, sub-editor and content editor helping writers and publications put their best work forward

Laptop Writing


Sub-editing services for digital and print publications

Several Open Books


Individually tailored editing for authors 

Notebook and Fountain Pen


Copy editing for the busy writer, blogger or business

I'm the editor at Under the Stairs Editorial

I've been editing for 15 years and I'm continually amazed that I get to do my favourite thing — read — as my job.
It is a privilege to work with writers to help their words shine.



"Wow! I was extremely impressed when I received my editorial feedback from Carlie. As someone attempting their first novel, I knew that using beta readers alone wouldn't be good enough to get my book up to scratch. Thank goodness for Carlie! She is very professional and picked up on things I hadn't even considered. She provided specific feedback on my plot, subplots, characters, dialogue, pacing, setting and point of view, as well as highlighting other areas where I need to tidy things up or improve. 

Carlie clearly knows her stuff. Her feedback has given me the insights I need to take my manuscript to the next level. I can now see where my book is sitting, and where it needs to be, in order to be ready for submission to agents or publishers. 

Carlie is very encouraging and makes me feel like I can get it done!

Lydia Evans, author

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