There & Back Again Books


Hi, I’m Michele, and I want to help you make your books awesome!

I’m a freelance editor and beta reader, specialising in science fiction, fantasy and romance (including LGBTQA+). I’m also happy to consider other genres on a case-by-case basis. Wherever you are on your writing journey, I am ready to support you. I can offer:

  • brainstorming plot progression
  • developmental editing to strengthen your narrative
  • line edits to thoroughly examine your manuscript and give it polish and shine
  • sensitivity reads for a variety of marginalisations

I can jump into your draft at any point, or I can travel with you as your editing companion from initial draft all the way to submission or publication.

I believe editing should be a fun, collaborative, and rewarding experience. My style is very discursive and communicative, as my focus is to look at ways to improve your text without trampling over your authorial voice.  

For more information about what I do and how much it’ll cost, please visit My Services, and to see what clients have said about working together view the Testimonials. Otherwise feel free to explore the site to learn more about me and some of the wonderful projects I’ve worked on.

The road goes ever on, so follow the links or get in touch and we’ll begin! : )

Michele was able to pinpoint exactly what my story needed when all I knew was that it wasn’t working. Her feedback was detailed, helpful and encouraging. She also has the kind of attention to detail (not only with copyediting, but also anachronisms and dialect) that I can’t even aspire to. She’s professional, kind, and all around delightful to work with.

Cat Sebastian, author of The Lawrence Browne Affair