Tell your story with Pinnacle Editorial

Society for Editors & Proofreaders Intermediate Member

Pinnacle Editorial offers expert copy-editing, proofreading and copywriting for adventure writers and the outdoor publishing industry. I work with outdoor writers, fiction authors, magazines and small organisations. My magazine clients include Sidetracked, The Great Outdoors and Wanderlust.

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Editing and formatting are two areas that should not be overlooked. You’ve worked hard to write your book; don’t let yourself or your readers down with poor content or appearance. Not only does Pinnacle Editorial do a sterling job of polishing your work, it’s impressively professional.

Keith Foskett, author of bestselling backpacking memoirs Balancing on Blue, The Last Englishman and others



Even the best work can benefit from editing. I offer the following services:

  • Manuscript critique. After analysing your book or article, I will provide a detailed overview of what works, what doesn’t, and how you can improve it. My feedback is guided by your requirements and can be as in-depth or general as you need, but doesn’t usually mention more specific issues such as spelling, grammar or style. This step will benefit fiction authors, particularly if you have a first draft but aren’t sure what to do next.
  • Proofreading. This is usually the last stage before publication. During proofreading I’ll check for spelling and grammatical errors, formatting problems, typos, and consistency. If you are confident that your work is finished and just needs a final polish, this is the service for you.
  • Line editing. This is the most thorough editing service I offer. A line edit will examine every sentence and word of your content. I will give you feedback on tone, consistency, use of words and phrases, and factual accuracy, editing for style and readability in addition to spelling and grammar. Again, this process is guided by you. A line edit is best for authors who want a full professional appraisal of their work.


I can produce copy tailored to your requirements. Here are a few of the possibilities:

  • For fiction authors, I can help you with synopses, query letters, blurbs, and your website.
  • For professional individuals and organisations, I can create copy for websites, advertising, and brochures.
  • I can also produce work for voluntary organisations and societies.

More testimonials

My book is about mountaineering so it was a no-brainer for me to hire Alex as an editor. I knew he was well read in the genre, and his expert knowledge of mountain history would come in useful, and I knew from his own books that he knows how to craft a good story.

Mark Horrell, author of Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest

You have done a first-class job, and from the outset you have been professional, committed and highly punctual with your deadlines. It has been a pleasure to work with you on this book. You were conscious of my fast-approaching deadline and worked impeccably towards hitting it.

—Ellis Stewart, Himalayan mountaineer and author of Everest – It’s Not About The Summit

Thanks for the quick and thorough response. I’m seriously impressed. I’ve interacted with myriad proofreaders over the years, and you’re one of the most acute readers I’ve seen.

—Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, The Minimalists