Editing and Proofreading

Mairi is currently Open for New Projects

Your editor is your most valuable teammate.

You know what you want to say. It’s my job as a freelance editor to make sure that your audience knows it too.

Why hire me?

  • As a developmental editor, I get to know you, your message and your personality so that we can say what you’re trying to say, exactly how you want to say it.
  • I take industry jargon and make it into something that anyone can understand – and act on.
  • I keep an eye on your whole project, so you can rest assured that page 180 won’t contradict what you said on page 9.
  • As a copyeditor, I take care of the technical side of things, formatting your text for house or academic style.
  • And when I’m done, I proofread your text to make sure that every full stop, comma, page number, and footnote does what it should.
Mairi Bunce is a freelance editor and member of the CIEP

Freelance English editing, straight from the Austrian alps.

I’m a member of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, which promotes excellence in English-language editing.

Since I became a freelance editor in 2019, I’ve edited everything from children’s books to university textbooks, marketing campaigns, project proposals, and books for the mass market. My background is in literature, and I now specialise in theology, history, and educational texts. In 2022 alone, I worked on projects for Baylor University Press, SPCK, IVP, and History Today magazine.

And most importantly, my feedback is considered, constructive, and kind. Finishing a manuscript is a huge achievement. Now let’s work together to help it be the best it can be.

Sometimes we all need a second set of eyes on our work.

Take a look at my portfolio or contact me here for a quote.

Or hire me on Reedsy, the vetted online marketplace that matches authors to freelance publishing professionals.