I am a professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, and my background is in education and music. Much of my work is with fiction, but I am also familiar with a wide range of educational literature and music resources.
Proofreading and editing written work has always been second nature to me and I have developed my skills further by completing the following courses:
SfEP - Introduction to Proofreading
SfEP - Practical mark-up of PDFs
SfEP - Editing and Proofreading Music
SfEP - Introduction to Fiction Editing
SfEP - Copy-Editing Headway
SfEP - Copy-Editing Progress
SfEP - References
EFL - Intermediate Developmental Editing
PTC - Basic Proofreading Course (Widely recognised as the benchmark for good practice within the industry)
I am able to work digitally with either MS Word or PDFs if required.
I am very flexible in the way I approach each project, and everything I do is tailored to the way in which you, the client, wishes to approach the task in hand. If you are unsure about any issues with regard to your project, we will work together to solve them. It is very much a bespoke service.
My specialist subject is music and I am happy to edit and proofread sheet music. I am classically trained and have considerable experience in teaching the piano, and working in schools with choirs and orchestras.
I am Sheena Billett, a specialist fiction editor and proofreader based in Worksop, Nottinghamshire and owner of
My clients include independent and self-publishing authors, and publishers.
I have found Sheena to be of great help, with copy-editing and proofreading my collection of non-fiction short stories. She was able to maintain my voice as the narrator and stayed true to the themes that ran throughout the stories – all of which was a big concern for me, initially, when choosing a copy-editor. Rest assured, your work will be left in capable hands! Sheena, I would like to thank you again for all your work. Warm regards, Stephanie.