Sarah Giles


I provide writing, editing and proofreading services that help publishers and charities communicate clearly with their audiences. I enjoy working on a wide range of projects, love untangling complicated sentences, and am great at bringing clarity and purpose to confusing or uninspiring copy. I’d be delighted to work with you.


I’ve worked with a variety of publishers and charities of all sizes, both in-house, remotely, and in the communities around the world that are served by my NGO clients. I’m experienced in working on books, magazines, websites, and digital projects such as video captions, and particularly enjoy working on content with powerful messages of hope. I also have experience in management of large editorial projects, such as the proofreading of the TNIV Bible and the compiling of an annual review with the need to balance the requirements of numerous stakeholders from across an organisation.


MA Language Studies, Lancaster University, UK
MSc Psychology (Conversion), University of Reading, UK
BA English Language and Linguistics, Bangor University, UK


My passions (and the majority of my experience) are in the following areas:

  • charity copy (information for individual and corporate supporters, appeal letters, envelope copy, etc)
  • international development (I have experience of living in a developing country and working on promotional materials for local charities)
  • Christian lifestyle (Bible guides, ‘how to’ features, ethical discussions, small group materials, children’s resources)
  • B2C communications (including ghostwritten columns for a bank, editing the website of a firm of solicitors, editing advertising copy for billboards)
  • environmental issues (especially consumer-focused pieces)
  • adoption (I’m an adoptive parent with a variety of experiences of the British social care system)
  • neurodiversity/SEND parenting (specifically FASD, autism, and ADHD)

Clients include:

  • The Salvation Army
  • Hodder & Stoughton
  • Lion Hudson
  • SAGE
  • Tearfund
  • Woodland Trust
  • Scripture Union
  • Quakers in Britain
  • World Vision UK
  • Care for the Family
  • Adoption UK
  • Preach magazine
  • CWR
  • 100 Movements
  • Splendid Books
  • Woman Alive
  • DayOne
  • FASD Trust
  • Numerous independent authors


“Sarah is reliable, professional and a pleasure to work with. Her love of the written word is evident in her work, which is always superbly crafted with the intended audience in mind. As an editor, she has an excellent eye for detail, offers insightful suggestions and works consistently to a high standard.”
Ken Punter
Digital Media and Publications Manager, World Vision UK

“Sarah was 100% reliable and a true pleasure to work with. She copy-edited 12 issues of the magazine I edited and there was never any question that she’d deliver an excellent standard of work within the deadline. I wholeheartedly recommend her.”
Jo Swinney
Head of Communications, A Rocha

“Sarah has proven herself reliable, consistent, and accurate – essential qualities in an editor. She is a safe pair of hands.”
Simon Cox
Project Editor, Lion Publishing

“No matter the task – evocative prose, punchy marketing copy, our Annual Review – Sarah is quick to grasp the brief, works fast and always files on time. Her writing is engaging and sharp, and she has a knack for getting the tone just right. She is endlessly willing and utterly reliable. A joy to work with.”
Elisabeth Crump
Editor, Woodland Trust

“Sarah was professional and communicative throughout and did an excellent, thorough proofread. Highly recommended!”
Anna Robinson
Editor, 100 Movements Publishing

“Sarah was very thorough and went above and beyond our expectations. I would love to work with her again if given the opportunity.”
Jenica Leah
Publisher, JLG Publishing

“Sarah is a terrific writer with exceptional attention to detail and a thorough approach to her research. She delivers on time and above expectation and is pleasant to deal with. Moreover, she has a real passion for her work, which shows in her writing and editing.”
Hazel Davis
Journalist and Founder, Muse Flash Media


Years in the field: 22
Years freelancing: 17


Sarah Giles