Do you want to make sure your novel is as good as it can be before you publish it?
Hello, I’m Kim Brockway and I help authors of cosy mysteries and speculative fiction improve and refine their manuscripts.
Stories are an integral part of the human psyche and have been since the dawn of mankind. They help us understand the world we live in, teach us, entertain us and ignite our imaginations. And yet, it’s not immoral for authors to want to earn an income from their work, or want recognition and praise. We all have bills to pay. However, I think it’s immensely satisfying to approach writing with a desire of creating something of true quality that you can be proud of.
I’ve been beta reading for a number of published authors since 2017. Offering my thoughts about characters and plots, and helping them polish their manuscripts before publication.
In 2019, I decided I wanted a recognised qualification for my editing skills. Therefore, I enrolled in the Online proofreading and editing course (QLS Level 4) run by the College of Media and Publishing. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, learning new skills and background knowledge, and passed with distinction in the spring of 2020.
At the beginning of 2021, I joined the Chartered Institute of Editors and Proofreaders (CIEP) as an Entry-Level Member.
“Kim is a superb beta reader, who goes above and beyond in delivering insightful and helpful feedback. She has a brilliant eye for detail, including plot inconsistencies and flawed characterisations. She is professional, with a quick turnaround, and I trust her work completely.
I whole heartedly recommended and will be using her service for my future novels.”Victoria DeLuis (2019)
I live in the beautiful and historic city of Salisbury with my husband and two daughters.
I work part-time at a local primary school as a teaching assistant and love supporting the children in every aspect of their learning. I get great job satisfaction from ensuring that each child reaches their potential before leaving us to start the next step in their exciting journey.
I’m excited to start working with you on your next project. Check out how I can help by visiting my services page.