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Harriet Reuter Hapgood

I’m a freelance sub-editor, copy-editor and proofreader with more than seven years’ experience in commercial publishing. I spent five years at InStyle as senior sub-editor/writer and I’ve written for The Independent and The Independent on Sunday, The Guardian, and Just Seventeen and Livingetc. Self-publishing? I specialise in copy-editing and proofreading, with a focus on YA fiction. I can help clean up your final draft, checking for mixed metaphors, out-of-character behaviour, cliches, and plot and timeline holes; or give your work a final proofread and polish for spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Drop me a line for a quote or to discuss how I can help. I’ll copy-edit or proofread (or both) five pages for free so you can see what I do, how I do it, and if you’d like me to work on your project.