Writing and Editing

Nature Edit

I work full-time as a freelance proofreader, copy-editor and writer, specialising in natural history and science. Please see my Nature Edit website for more details, including my rates, or find me on the SfEP’s Directory of Editorial Services.

My clients include publishers, wildlife organisations, conservation groups, students and self-publishing authors, and I work on a range of material, from detailed species monographs to general interest science books and field guides, and from magazines to expedition reports and theses. Although I specialise in science, I also take on craft-related projects and fiction books.

I offer proofreading and copy-editing for the following:

  • Books (fiction and non-fiction)
  • Coursework, dissertations and theses
  • Scientific papers
  • Websites
  • Blogs
  • Magazines
  • Articles
  • Reports
  • Newsletters and brochures


I also have a love of nature writing, and have written a number of wildlife-related articles for magazines, including BBC Wildlife and Bird Watching. I have also written book reviews and website content, as well as my own regular blogs, and am currently planning my first book.

Please see my Nature Edit website for more details, or email me at liz@natureedit.com.


Liz has worked on several books for Bloomsbury’s natural history lists, and she has consistently impressed us with her accuracy, zoological knowledge and dedication to her editing, along with her highly-prized ability to meet deadlines. Liz is highly recommended.

Jim Martin, Senior Commissioning Editor, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Liz is a very talented editor with a natural gift for getting things right, and who shows real depth and sound knowledge. Recently Liz worked on a new fiction book, also reviewed by Jane Goodall. Liz found things other professional editors missed – that’s how good she is. Thoroughly recommended for any editing / copy-editing work, and I suspect much more.

William Critchley, Managing Editor, http://learnfreelancing.com/

Liz’s editing services are invaluable to us for our work in wildlife conservation. Liz, who is a biologist herself, edits our technical reports on the ecology and biology of species more thoroughly than anyone else. I can highly recommend her services.

Matthias Hammer, Founder and Executive Director, Biosphere Expeditions