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White Willow Editing

Editing and proofreading for fiction writers

Hi, I'm Lizzy McIlwaine. I'm a fiction editor and writer based in Northern Ireland. As much as I love working on my own stories, I get equally inspired by helping other authors to achieve their own creative vision.


Do you need an objective opinion on big-picture issues like characterisation, plot and pacing? Or maybe you're confident that your story is solid, but know that your writing style could use a polish. Maybe you just need a professional proofread to correct spelling and grammar errors. No matter which service you require, I can help make your novel shine, while staying loyal to your own voice.


I know how nerve-wracking it can be to entrust your work to a stranger, so I aim to deliver my editing suggestions in a constructive and kind manner. 


Essential Proofreading (Merit) – Publishing Training Centre (2021)

Developmental Editing: Fiction Theory – (2021)

BA Hons Arts and Humanities (First Class), Open University (2023), including Distinction in Advanced Creative Writing

Lizzy McIlwaine
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