Professional services for self-publishing authors

Softwood Self-Publishing was founded in 2017 by editor, Maddy Glenn, and, alongside a variety of proofreading services for businesses, we are dedicated to helping authors self-publish.

We can edit a variety of documents, including poetry, short stories, fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, academic articles, pamphlets, dissertations, and more.

we charge less for larger manuscripts!

1. Once you've written and self-edited your own manuscript, you can choose your service via our Services page, The price per word lowers for novels over 100k words, so don't be afraid to send us large manuscripts! Get in contact.

2. Once you have chosen your editing service and submitted your choice, we will be in contact as soon as possible to schedule you in.

3. Alongside our editing services, we can help link you to book marketers, illustrators, and cover designers.



Maddy Glenn

Editing (NOVELS), critiquing, pitching

genre Specialisms:


Maddy is the founder and owner of Softwood Self-Publishing.

She also works as an English Language Editor for MDPI.

She has graduated from the Writer's Bureau Proofreading and Copy Editing Course and has a BA in Philosophy and English Literature. She is a member of the Society of Young Publishers and is in much demand as a freelance editor.

Maddy has also done a significant amount of writing, in various forms.

augustin kendall

Editing: Novels, Short Stories

genre Specialisms:

Sci-fi/fantasy/literary ficTion

Augustin has an editing certificate from NYU's Center for Publishing and an MA in psychology from Seattle University.


He has been a freelance editor off and on for ten years. He loves words as a reader, a writer, and an editor.


In addition to his editing experience, he has training as a content strategist, which he brings to bear on working with nonfiction books.

ceri savage

Editing: Novels, Poetry, short stories

genre specialisms:

Action thrillers

Ceri is a writer and editor from the UK, currently living in Berlin. After graduating from the University of Exeter with a degree in English Literature, she established herself as a professional freelancer, working online as a travel writer and editor for self-publishers, and developing her own creative projects. 

She has edited the books of various bestselling Amazon authors and aims to promote the work of the indie author community.

frederique tienmans


genre Specialisms:

fantasy/Young Adult/historical

As a child, Frederique read everything he could find in the house. He is an enthusiastic and passionate reader, and writer. As a traditionally published author,  His first published book will arrive in the Summer of 2020.

When not reading or writing, he advises other writers in all stages of the writing process, giving writing feedback.

Frederique is studying to be a physician. This means he has a understadning of the body and the impact of physical weapons on the body; a hugely helpful insight for those difficult fight scenes!