About Charlotte

There’s nothing I love more than sitting down with my latest piece of client fiction for a good editing session. I specialise in literary, contemporary fiction, particularly works that illuminate the domestic.

I’m also on Ambit Magazine’s board of editors. It’s lovely to share thoughts on Ambit’s submissions and craft each issue with the magazine’s editorial team.

This year, I’m also on the judging panel for Ambit’s 2021 short-fiction competition. I’ll be judging alongside Booker-shortlisted novelist, poet, and playwright Deborah Levy.

 

Charlotte McCormac | Line Editor | Copyeditor | Content Writer | Shrewsbury | Oswestry
Charlotte McCormac | Apple Skins | Hammond House International Literary Prize | Line Editor | Copyeditor | Content Writer | Oswestry | Shrewsbury

My own fiction and poetry have appeared in a variety of anthologies, magazines, and literary journals (see below). In December 2020, I was delighted to receive a Hammond House International Literary Prize.

But I don’t just write and edit fiction. You’ll also find me creating and editing SEO-focused content for small, medium, and large businesses in many sectors.

And little makes me happier than starting a new course, which is why I keep finding more to work on. Is it because I love coloured pens or because I hate the thought of not learning? Both, I think.

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Memberships, certifications, and publications

2021 – Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)

Provisional Intermediate Member (application pending)

2021 – Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) Course

Copyediting 2: Headway

2020 – Birmingham City University

MA: Creative Writing – Distinction
+ Module Highest-Grade Award

2020 – LinkedIn Courses

Advanced Grammar
Creating Better Blog Content
Editing Mastery
Selling With Stories
Writing With Flair
Foundations of Fiction
StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect

2018 – Birmingham City University

BA: English – First Class (Hons)
+ Module Highest-Grade Award

2018 – HubSpot Academy Courses

Social Media
Marketing Software
Inbound Marketing
Content Marketing

2017 – Writers Online

Writing Short Stories

2021 – Survival (anthology)

Apple Skins

2020 – Hammond House International Literary Prize – Second Prize

Apple Skins

2020 – Indigomania (anthology)

Out of the Blue

2019 – The Blue Nib

Slipping the Shelves

2019 – The Blue Nib

Beach Watch

2019 – Borderlands (anthology)

Something Normal

2018 – Dreamcatcher

Mirror on the Wall

2018 – Dreamcatcher

Pride

2018 – Journeys (anthology)

A Letter for Susanna

2018 – Twenty-Two Twenty-Eight

Our Side

2018 – The Curlew

Shades of Blue

Notes from my clients

Charlotte really does go above and beyond. She is proficient in language choice, style, and grammar. She always provides a top-class service and I wouldn’t use anyone else for any written task.
Bruce Gutteridge / Hospital Direct
I’m beyond happy with the job Charlotte did on my first manuscript. She’s given me ideas that I never would have thought of and polished it up wonderfully. I’m very impressed with the level of professionalism and skills she has displayed in her work. 10/10 recommend working with her if you want a high-level edit for a competitive price.
Emily Banks / Author
Charlotte is an absolute pleasure to work with. She proved the perfect fit from the get-go. Her communication is clear and consistent, and she ensures all of our content is not only enjoyable to read but also fully optimised. Charlotte’s writing is exactly what we were looking for.
Kristina Konstantinova / Konstant & New
In a sea of writers I interviewed for a blogging position, Charlotte stood out as the one who cared most about writing to reflect my voice. Except she went beyond that. She optimised the content and made dry and boring topics interesting and relatable. She’s given me my time back so that I can do my actual job more effectively.
Marianne Knezovic / Storey Collective
We required a number of scripts to be copyedited within a quite tight timeframe. Charlotte provided us with a great, professional service that was on time and priced at a very reasonable rate. Charlotte was very prompt in replying to our queries and we highly recommend using her services.
Dan Stevenson / ETD Training
Charlotte is a delight to work with, extremely organised and efficient. Charlotte has helped me with web copy, articles, and press releases to name a few. Charlotte’s proofreading and editing are impeccable, and she has a keen eye for structural, grammatical, and spelling errors. I would recommend Charlotte to anyone needing help with their copy requirements, and I look forward to us working together for a long time.
Elfie Brocklehurst / Radar Communications