If you’ve come to this page due to a word-of-mouth recommendation: welcome.

That feeling you get when one of your clients tells other authors about your editing services. I’m thrilled to be at the stage in my business where most of my new work comes from word-of-mouth referrals. YEAH! If you’re an author who has heard of me via a previous client of mine: welcome. Please doContinue reading “If you’ve come to this page due to a word-of-mouth recommendation: welcome.”

Getting real for a minute. Why attending an indie author conference was such a big moment for me. #20BooksMadrid.

Hi, it’s Claire Cronshaw from Cherry Edits and it’s time for me to share a real and raw moment with you. I’m here at the IFEMA in Madrid. You can see it there behind me. This is the 20 Books conference for indie authors. We’re on a break, but I’ve stepped out because I wantContinue reading “Getting real for a minute. Why attending an indie author conference was such a big moment for me. #20BooksMadrid.”

Is it more important to pay for a cover or editing if you’re an indie author?

Hey, indie authors. It’s Claire Cronshaw from Cherry Edits. I’m here at the 20 Books Madrid conference. A great opportunity to sell my proofreading and copyediting services to authors, right? Well, no, that’s not what I’ve come for. I’m just taking it all in. I’m listening. I want to hear what concerns you indie folkContinue reading “Is it more important to pay for a cover or editing if you’re an indie author?”

Is it slither or sliver?

It’s cake central in my life at the moment. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿฐ (Big!) birthdays. Work events. Reconnecting with friends over coffee and cake. So I’ve got to be careful. I only want a small slice … (She says!) But what should I ask for? Check below to find out.

An editor who makes indie authors happy. Testimonials say my top skills are attention to detail and excellent communication.

๐Ÿ˜Ž I try to be coolโ€ฆ but marketing can be cringy. ๐Ÿ“† Iโ€™ve set myself the challenge this week of using client testimonials as part of a marketing push. Thatโ€™s such a lie. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ The reality is Iโ€™d set myself the challenge of sharing social proof three weeks ago โ€“ but I keep bumping itContinue reading “An editor who makes indie authors happy. Testimonials say my top skills are attention to detail and excellent communication.”

Looking for an experienced editor with a specialism in fantasy or romance?

Iโ€™m Claire Cronshaw and I cannot tell you how proud I am of this reel. These are all books Iโ€™ve worked on. Every author on here is an indie. And they have contracted me to either line edit, copy edit or proofread their work. Itโ€™s an absolute privilege to be a part of their publishingContinue reading “Looking for an experienced editor with a specialism in fantasy or romance?”

Cherry Edits: available for samples, blogs and short stories this spring/summer. Full-length novel edits from September. Here’s why.

๐Ÿ˜… And breathe. I’ve just got to the end of a seven-month, back-to-back stint of client work for various #indieauthors. It’s been amazing. But I’ve deliberately not taken any novel-length bookings for the next couple of months*. Here’s why: 1๏ธโƒฃ I need some time to work on my business. I’ve got the editing and proofreadingContinue reading “Cherry Edits: available for samples, blogs and short stories this spring/summer. Full-length novel edits from September. Here’s why.”

How to feel a sense of community within the writing world: connect with local authors.

I don’t know why it took me so long… *** Switching career and going to solo freelancing (from working in depts of usually 10+ staff), I didn’t want to find myself isolated. One way I’ve made sure this doesn’t happen is by becoming an active participant in the bookish community. When that bookish community isContinue reading “How to feel a sense of community within the writing world: connect with local authors.”

What is proofreading and what is it not?

In a couple of different places online, I posted the instruction to fill in the blank. ๐Ÿ“ข When I send off my book to a proofreader, I expect that proofreader to ____________. ๐Ÿ˜… Now, that’s the thing with social media. You don’t always get back what you anticipated. I could have put it into contextContinue reading “What is proofreading and what is it not?”

Have you got to know me over on my social media channels? Head there to find out more.

๐Ÿ˜œ Yep, I mess around on social media. Do you want to know why? Well, it’s fun. I really like the creativity and self-expression. I like learning how to do new things. But it’s more than that. I want you to see how I roll. ๐Ÿ’ก I want you to think, โ€˜Ah, yeah, Claire. IContinue reading “Have you got to know me over on my social media channels? Head there to find out more.”