Independent professional non-fiction editor and writer for people and businesses, publishing in print and digital media.

Ensuring clear language that suits your message and the people you want to reach


Proofreading fiction and non-fiction in .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .pdf files. Rate: $4 / page (250 words).


Non-fiction is my specialization. For book authors I do substantive or structural editing. For academics I offer copy and stylistic editing. For businesses, I do whatever is required, from copy editing to drafting and re-writing. Send me a sample of your document, or an outline of your project, and I will advise on changes and cost. For more, see Working together.

Clients say...

“Graham Hayman’s substantive edit really helped me clarify the structure and tone of the book…. He also respected my particular voice.” David Diamond, “Theatre for Living: the art and science of community-based dialogue.

Theatre for Living - awward winner

Winner: “Distinguished Book Award,” American Alliance for Theatre and Education.



Not much gives me greater pleasure than providing words to frame a customer’s message in a distinctive and memorable style. I have particular experience in  business-to-business marketing, magazine features, press releases, research, and scripts for visual media.

Send me an outline of your project from my Contact page, or call / text 1-250-335-3334. I will send you a cost estimate.


I review manuscript for authors of non-fiction books, chapters, essays, and magazine articles.

Reader’s Reports are best for first drafts. Manuscript Evaluations are more detailed and suit mss that have been revised.

Compare the features. See pricing.

Clients say...

Jo Blackmore, Publisher, Granville Island Publishing.
“Graham Hayman has produced at least five Reader’s Reports for me. They were very well done, telling us what the manuscript was about, detailing the strong aspects, and what needed improvement. They were diplomatic and very well-written. The authors received good, clear feedback, which persuaded them to make the changes that improved their work.”

Janet Hudgins, author of “Treason.”
“I felt fortunate in locating a professional editor like Graham. His evaluation was concise and gave an overview of the salient points. He outlined the problems with choices of how to fix them. I thought the bill was reasonable. Graham is…. professional, reliable and has a gentle delivery.”