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Welcome to Shadow and Star Editing! 

Working with you to bring your story to life.


Our Story

Located in the heart of Nottingham, a UNESCO City of Literature, Shadow and Star Editing is inspired by the rich literary heritage that surrounds us. We believe that every story deserves to be read, cherished, and perfected.

Embark on a literary journey with us – where excellence meets efficiency. Whether you're a wordsmith exploring diverse genres or navigating the intricacies of romance, thriller, or crime, our seasoned team of editors, rooted in this cultural hub, are ready to elevate your writing to the next level.

Are you working on a non-fiction or academic piece? No problem! We can help with that too. Check out our list of services below to see what we can offer.


 Our Services

Proofreading and Line Editing (All Genres)

Reviewing each word and sentence with precision, our proofreading and line editing services cater to writers across all genres, ensuring your manuscript stands out with impeccable grammar, punctuation, and coherence.

 Copy Editing and Developmental Editing (Memoir, Romance, Thriller, Crime Genres)

For those creating tales of passion, suspense, and intrigue, our specialised copy editing and developmental editing services are tailored to bring out the essence of romance, thriller, and crime genres. Let your story unfold seamlessly under the guidance of our expert editors.

Ghostwriting Services (Memoir, Romance, Thriller, Crime, and some Non-Fiction  Genres)

Don't have the time or the words to tell your story? Our ghostwriting service is here to bring your ideas to life. Collaborate with our skilled writers to create a compelling story that captures your voice and resonates with your audience.

Beta Reading

Before your manuscript takes its final form, trust our beta reading service to provide valuable insights. Our team of beta readers will assess your work, offering constructive feedback on plot, character development, pacing, and more. Benefit from fresh perspectives to refine your story and captivate your audience.


Self-Publishing Package

Simplify your self-publishing journey with our all-inclusive package. This comprehensive offering includes:

  • Editing: Impeccable editing to refine your manuscript to perfection.

  • Formatting: We will format for various digital and print formats, ensuring a professional presentation.

  • Professional Book Cover: Capture your audience with a professionally designed book cover that reflects the genre of your work.

Traditional Publishing Package

For those pursuing traditional publishing routes, our package includes a professional review of your proposal, synopsis, and an edit of the first three chapters. We help you craft a submission that captivates publishers and agents, giving your manuscript the best chance to stand out in the competitive publishing world.

Academic Editing

In addition to our literary services, we specialise in academic editing, providing professional proofreading and editing for dissertations, thesis, and essays. Our experienced team ensures clarity, coherence, and adherence to academic standards, helping you present your research and ideas with confidence.

What Sets Us Apart?

Team Synergy

At Shadow and Star Editing, we pride ourselves on a dynamic team of multiple editors. This translates to not only quicker turnaround times but also provides you access to a diverse range of expertise. Your manuscript benefits from the collaborative efforts of editors with varied backgrounds and insights. We do get booked up quickly though, so get in touch soon!

Wide Range of Expertise

Our editors bring a wealth of experience from different genres, ensuring that your work receives the attention it deserves. From heartwarming or dark romance tales to spine-chilling mysteries, our team possesses the knowledge and skills to enhance your writing.  We edit for both self-published authors and traditional, but also have expertise in both areas. Have a question about querying, formatting, covers, or marketing? Shout up! We can even offer a self-publishing package to get your book in stores.

 Quick Turnaround Times

Understanding the importance of time in the creative process, we offer swift turnaround times without compromising on the quality of our editing services. Your work receives the attention it deserves without unnecessary delays.

Start Your Literary Journey with Shadow and Star Editing

Ready to transform your manuscript into a masterpiece? Contact Shadow and Star Editing today and experience the perfect blend of efficiency and expertise.

Claire P, Notts

"Engaging with Shadow and Star on a freelance basis has been a fantastic business decision. They're so easy to talk to, professional and fast! And we've saved money. Perfect."

 James B, US

"Can't thank you enough for helping with my CV! I got double the interviews compared to last month and landed my dream job with home working. Thank you so much!"

Sarah P, Aus

"I wasn't sure what an editor would really add to my book, but it really shines now thanks to you! Thank you for keeping my voice, and correcting all the errors I couldn't see. I will never type 'just' again!"

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