Editing and proofreading for maths, technology and speculative fiction.

A flexible and thoughtful editor

Hello, I’m Caroline Orr. I edit and proofread fiction and non-fiction for authors, publishers and other businesses.

I specialise in maths, technology and speculative fiction.

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Professional and experienced

I’ve been a full-time freelance editor for over five years. I have many happy clients, both individuals and companies.
 
I’m professionally trained, and I update my skills regularly by taking part in courses and conferences throughout the year.
 
I’m an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.
 

Maths and technology

For non-fiction ​I focus on mathematics and other science and technology subjects, mainly for educational and academic publishing. My background is in mathematics and logic, and I worked as a computer programmer before becoming an editor. I’m a Professional Member of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. 
 

Speculative fiction

For fiction I’m most interested in science fiction, fantasy and dystopia, especially involving folklore, myths and legends, and magical or supernatural systems and characters (think witches, vampires, zombies, faeries). I like imagined worlds with their own rules.
 

Get in touch

You can email me at hello@orreditorial.com to ask a question or discuss a project.
 

Find out more

On this site you can also find out about some of my clients and other ways to contact me.

  Caroline Orr is a thoroughly professional and exacting editor. Having worked with Caroline on my first full novel, I was impressed by her attention to detail and her commitment to maintaining my voice. From researching a sensible local place name to helping the reader follow my delving in and out of the first person, Caroline helped keep the narrative alive and on track. I would heartily recommend Caroline to any author.  

G.R. Jordan, fiction author

 Caroline has been a pleasure to work with. She is flexible, thorough, and has a great eye for detail and consistency. Her technical knowledge meant that she was able to quickly get to grips with our digital product and provide meaningful feedback with both developer and editorial needs in mind.  

Kristie Pickersgill, Editor, Oxford University Press