About Me

My name’s Helen Edwards and I’m an Indie Author. Originally from North Wales, I’m currently living in Shropshire with my husband and our dog.

I have a Literature and Creative Writing degree, and I have many years’ experience working within administration.

I read. A LOT. Last year I read close to 100 books. I’m a NetGalley Professional Reader, which means I get sent advanced reader copies (ARCs) in exchange for honest reviews.

I write. A LOT. I always have, and I suspect, I always will. Writing is a part of me. And yes, I write, but your project will always take priority.

Because of all the reading and writing I do I find I have a natural flair for editing, but to back that up I’ve also completed a beginning developmental editing of fiction course with the Editorial Freelancers Association.

My self-publishing journey began in 2015. Over the years I’ve learnt a lot about the process. Now I’d like to help other people get their book out into the world.

Helen Edwards, Self-Publishing Assistant & Indie Author.


Helen performed a thorough and timely beta read for me, and I can highly recommend her services. She was prompt and professional, and provided me with a thorough report as well as comments and suggestions throughout my manuscript. I found Helen’s feedback to be well balanced. Her critique was well considered and constructive, but she delivered it with tact. Helen’s feedback was on point, and I agreed with all of her suggestions. Her feedback has certainly improved my manuscript.

Clare Travaglia

Thanks, Helen, for your feedback on my manuscript. Your comments were thoughtful, insightful and showed a real knowledge and appreciation of the genre (women’s commercial fiction) and its requirements. Your comment that my hero needed some flaws has set me thinking and I will take this on board in my next draft. I really appreciate the quick turnaround as well!

Anne Mitchell

It was such a pleasure working with Helen on my new book. She was so professional, so prompt and so patient helping me bring my words to life. Nothing was too much trouble and I felt like I was in very safe hands. I would absolutely recommend Helen to anyone who is looking for help to self publish their own book. I will certainly be back if I ever write another one.  Thank you, Helen, for everything.

Katie Taylor