With a Flourish & a Polish

About Me

When I started my adventure into the world of writing I was naive, hopeful, excited and ended up in a lot of debt! It has taken my husband’s firm advice mixed with a lot of discipline to get back onto a track with no over-spending, while still maintaining high standards!

I am now subscribed to a very advanced editing program that reveals all errors: grammar, spellings and over use of words, along with lots of other things. Combined with my experience this program enables me to help others.

What I do

I will improve the clarity and readability of your manuscript, focusing on the flow of the story as well as grammar, word usage, spelling, punctuation, consistency and style.
You will receive…

A carefully edited manuscript with grammar & spelling errors, punctuation issues, and typo’s corrected. (English or American-English as specified by you)

Track changes markup, this allows you to review all revisions (if requested). Otherwise, I do amendments in red, allowing you to look through and simply highlight them to black to accept.

When needed, suggestions to help you improve the flow, clarity and readability of your manuscript.

Copy Editing

Copy editing, in the publishing world, refers to the text.  So, copy editing could just as easily be called text editing.  It’s a word-by-word edit that addresses grammar, usage, and consistency issues.  

Copy editors will check for typos and spelling errors along with correcting grammar, language, and syntax errors.  They will also pay particular attention to punctuation such as commas, semicolons, and quotation marks. Only when the author is completely satisfied with the plot, story structure, characterisation, settings, etc. is the manuscript ready for copy editing.  And nobody, no matter how good, gets all that right with a first draft.

I believe in helping people, and therefore my prices are as low as I can possibly make them to help beginner authors (in other words, this is your first, second or third book) along their way.

If you are already making an income from your books please don’t request my services. Unless you are happy to pay more than what I quote below, then please contact me as I am open to offers.

Copy Editingup to 35,000 words$210.00
Copy Editing36-50,000 words$295.00
Copy Editing51-75,000 words$435.00
Copy Editing76-95,000 words$541.00
E-book formatting
Paperback formatting
up to 85,000 words$35.00
Story-line advice after editing up to 75,000 words $45.00
Amazon key word suggestionsAny length$15.00
Amazon Category suggestionsAny length$15.00
2 weeks twitter advertising (free image)Any length$15.00
These are only available when booking an edit.


An excellent team to work with. They offered good tips for increasing visibility; made suggestions (but offered only as suggestions) for improvements in the text; pointed out how to comply with Amazon standards; caught spelling and grammar errors; and talked about the book in a conversational way. Overall a very pleasant experience which I would be happy to repeat in the future. Randolph Parrish

 I am so pleased with the editing service Tracy & Nigel of With a Flourish and a Polish editing service completed for my book I want to shout out my sincere thanks for a job well done. Their professional work to correct and enhance my manuscript is magical, thier professional directions enhanced the substance and structure and had it ready to send to the Publisher. I could not have gotten to this point without their help. Bless you and your talent Tracy! Carol Cook

Tracy wrote my autobiography. I never thought I would see it in print and I wouldn’t have been able to without Tracy’s help and input. She did a great job and I highly recommend her. Dave Byrne

I’ve been following Tracy Traynor’s writing career for several years, reading her books and also her blogs and reviews. Her mastery of the English language is remarkable and her writing skills and use of grammar very impressive. It’s not often these days that one can say that of any writer, but Tracy is a real winner! She has helped me with a couple of pieces of my WIP and I would use her again. Vicki Wootton

Tracy Traynor edited my book, Warlock’s Nemesis. She is very professional, fast and efficient but most importantly she was more than an editor. The relationship between an editor and an author should go beyond just the editing service, Tracy is someone who will have your back, she is someone you can totally trust. I would definitely recommend her. Alena Des

Get in Touch

I hope that by receiving your treasured manuscript I will be able to help you polish it, so that you can present it with a flourish to the world with a little more confidence.  Amazon reviewers can be hard-hitting (as I’ve learned the hard way) when they come across a book full of errors.  Once their low star rating is on Amazon it is there forever.  Let me help you avoid that heartache, my sincere wish is to help you on your way as much as I can.

Yours sincerely


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