My name is Marianne Coote, and I help writers hone and enhance their work without altering their distinctive voices. 

I live in London but have called many other places home, including: Wiltshire, Muscat, Rio de Janeiro, Málaga, Montréal and Taipei.

Before launching my editorial business, I was an English teacher in Taiwan​. I taught everything from phonics to IELTS preparation classes. I also worked as a columnist and social media editor for an online magazine.

When I'm not editing, I enjoy reading, writing, baking, eating my own weight in pasta and posting photos on Instagram. (Not of the pasta eating though. No one needs to see that).


  • Editing for Young Readers Webinar (ACES: The Society for Editing)

  • Society for Editors and Proofreaders Conference 2019

  • Basic Proofreading (Publishing Training Centre)

  • Introduction to Proofreading (Society for Editor's and Proofreaders)

  • CELTA (International House, London)