Over the past few years, I have provided editing services to a select group of indie authors. I am now offering these services to indie authors on a wider basis.

I specialise in Thrillers, Mysteries, Science Fiction / Fantasy, Historical Fiction, War and Spy Stories.

Genres that I am not interested in are:

  • Romance
  • Erotica
  • Horror
  • Non-fiction



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Lawerence O'Bryan head shot
Laurence O'Bryan Award-winning hybrid thriller author

I 100% recommend JJ Toner as a developmental or structural editor. JJ has provided me with valuable editing reports on two of my novels, which have been instrumental in fixing a wide variety of issues. JJ is among the best in this area.

Marion Kummerow
Marion Kummerow Author of the War Girl series

JJ Toner has been proofing all of my WWII books. He is a terrific proofreader with meticulous attention to detail, and he has a very good understanding of history and anachronisms.

David Lee Corley
David Lee Corley Author of the Airmen series and the Nomad series

JJ was great at editing and proofreading my latest novel. His attention to detail is excellent and his comments on the story were very helpful. I will absolutely use him again!

Paul T Lynch
Paul T Lynch Author of Lethal Cargo

JJ Toner did extensive work on my latest book, Lethal Cargo, which will be published soon. I found him easy to work with, and full of helpful ideas on the structure and sequencing of my plot.


Structural Editing consists of:

  • Advice on plot development
  • Characterisation pointers
  • Subplot / Subtext elements
  • Presentation suggestions


Proofreading consists of:

  • Typographical errors
  • Capitalisation
  • Punctuation
  • Handling numbers and dates
  • Missing / wrong words


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