Editorial Services

Working for more than a decade as a creative and academic writer, I’ve honed a razor’s edge to my obsessive attention to detail and aimed the blade at editing. In some ways, having an editor set up camp in my brain has been a fabulous advantage, but it’s an impossible voice to silence!

Since 2016, I’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazing authors, helping them to bring the best version of their books to life, and I would now like to offer that service to the wider writing community.

I am now offering structural editing and proofreading services, where I can, around writing and editing my own books. My skill set focusses on the Fantasy and Sci-Fi genres, and all of their subsets. Works outside these genres will be considered on a case by case basis.

For more information, please contact me via email: alicia.wanstallburke@gmail.com

Previous work

Structural Editing:

The Lore of Prometheus (Graham Austin-King)

“John Carver has three rules: Don’t drink in the daytime, don’t gamble when the luck has gone, and don’t talk to the dead people who come to visit.

It has been almost five years since the incident in Kabul. Since the magic stirred within him and the stories began. Fleeing the army, running from the whispers, the guilt, and the fear he was losing his mind, Carver fell into addiction, dragging himself through life one day at a time.

Desperation has pulled him back to Afghanistan, back to the heat, the dust, and the truth he worked so hard to avoid. But there are others, obsessed with power and forbidden magics, who will stop at nothing to learn the truth of his gifts. Abducted and chained, Carver must break more than his own rules if he is to harness this power and survive.”

Seraphina’s Lament (Sarah Chorn)

“The Sunset Lands are broken, torn apart by a war of ideology paid for with the lives of the peasants. Drought holds the east as famine ravages the farmlands. In the west, borders slam shut in the face of waves of refugees, dooming all of those trying to flee to slow starvation, or a future in forced labor camps. There is no salvation.

In the city of Lord’s Reach, Seraphina, a slave with unique talents, sets in motion a series of events that will change everything. In a fight for the soul of the nation, everyone is a player. But something ominous is calling people to Lord’s Reach and the very nature of magic itself is changing. Paths will converge, the battle for the Sunset Lands has shifted, and now humanity itself is at stake.

First, you must break before you can become.”

Proofreading:

The Golden Minute (John Birmingham)

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A Girl in Time (John Birmingham)

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Stalin’s Hammer: Rome (John Birmingham)

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Stalin’s Hammer: Paris (John Birmingham)

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