About Charlotte

There’s nothing I love more than sitting down with my latest piece of client fiction for a good editing session. I specialise in literary, contemporary fiction, particularly works that illuminate the domestic.

I’m also on Ambit‘s board of editors. It’s lovely to share thoughts on Ambit‘s submissions and craft each issue with the magazine’s editorial team. And, last year, I took my place on the judging panel for Ambit‘s 2021 short-fiction competition.

Charlotte McCormac | Line Editor | Copyeditor | Content Writer | Shrewsbury | Oswestry
Charlotte McCormac | Apple Skins | Hammond House International Literary Prize | Line Editor | Copyeditor | Content Writer | Oswestry | Shrewsbury

My own fiction and poetry have appeared in a variety of anthologies, magazines, and literary journals. In July 2022, I was longlisted for the Bristol Short Story Prize. And in December 2020, I was delighted to receive a Hammond House International Literary Prize.

I’m also a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), which sets the standards for editorial practice in the UK. 

Being a Professional Member of the CIEP means I have:

  • Provided evidence of my editorial experience.
  • Completed recognised editing qualifications.
  • Passed the CIEP’s editorial test.
  • Received client references that fulfil the CIEP’s criteria.
CIEP | Professional Member | The Editing Lounge
Charlotte Alice | Freelance Editor | Freelance Content Writer | Oswestry | Shrewsbury

When I’m not editing short fiction and novels, I’m editing and writing marketing collateral for small, medium, and large businesses in many sectors. You can find my content writing and marketing copyediting services at Charlotte Alice Editorial.

Certifications and professional memberships
Creative publications

Memberships, certifications, and publications

2021 – Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)

Professional Member

2021 – Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)

Editorial Test (Pass)

2021 – Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)

Introduction to Fiction Editing

2021 – Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)

Copyediting 2: Headway

2020 – Birmingham City University

MA: Creative Writing – Distinction
+ Module Highest-Grade Award

2018 – Birmingham City University

BA: English – First Class (Hons)
+ Module Highest-Grade Award

2017 – Writers Online

Writing Short Stories

2021 – Survival (anthology)

Apple Skins

2020 – Indigomania (anthology)

Out of the Blue

2019 – The Blue Nib (magazine)

Slipping the Shelves

2019 – The Blue Nib (magazine)

Beach Watch

2019 – Borderlands (anthology)

Something Normal

2018 – Dreamcatcher (magazine)

Mirror on the Wall

2018 – Dreamcatcher (magazine)


2018 – Journeys (anthology)

A Letter for Susanna

2018 – Twenty-Two Twenty-Eight (zine)

Our Side

2018 – The Curlew (journal)

Shades of Blue