Sarah Dronfield

About me

I’m an editor and proofreader specialising in historical fiction.

I work on all historical periods, from prehistory to contemporary history, and on all subgenres of historical fiction, including action/adventure, crime/mystery/thriller, family sagas, and romance. I also work on historical fiction for children and young adults.

You can find out more about me on my website.


  • Manuscript critiques
  • Developmental editing
  • Line and copy-editing
  • Proofreading


I am a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), formerly the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP).

Training and Qualifications

  • Essential Copy-editing, Publishing Training Centre (Merit)
  • Developmental Editing of Fiction (Intermediate and Advanced), Editorial Freelancers Association
  • Introduction to Fiction Editing, SfEP
  • Editing with Word, SfEP
  • Introduction to Copy-editing, SfEP
  • Grammar at Work, Publishing Training Centre
  • Basic Proofreading, Publishing Training Centre (Merit)
  • PG Diploma in Organic Agriculture
  • 2:1 (Joint Honours) Archaeology and Environmental Management

More about Sarah

When I’m not editing historical fiction (or reading it for pleasure) I enjoy baking and gardening.