Find out how Mandy M Barnett has gained 100% five-star Amazon reviews for It’s Not All About Swearing.

It's Not All About Swearing by Mandy M Barnett

Key facts

Author: Mandy M Barnett
Book: It’s Not All About Swearing
Genre: Non-fiction self-help
Project: Copyedit and proofread
No. of words: 25,000


Mandy M Barnett is a psychology graduate, clinical educator and retired consultant physician who worked for over 30 years in the NHS, and as an associate clinical professor at Warwick Medical School (WMS) in the UK. She is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.


Packed with research and personal experience, Mandy M Barnett’s guide to Tourette’s Syndrome is aimed at parents, but is also recommended for teachers, and will indeed be useful for anyone wanting to know more about the condition. It covers signs, coping strategies, inspirational stories and lots more in a really accessible way.

This was Mandy’s first self-publishing project, and she needed an editor who would lead her through the editing and proofreading process, treat her manuscript with care and respect, and produce a high-quality end product to support parents and maintain her credibility as a medical professional.


We kept in constant communication during the project, through video calls and online messaging.

During the editing stage, I checked the text for issues with grammar, spelling and punctuation, as well as flow, meaning and suitability of language for the target audience. I included tags/codes for the typesetter, to ensure the headings and formatting of pull-out quotes and other elements would be consistent.

The proofreading stage involved a thorough check of the final designed file, looking out for any final textual errors, checking for layout and formatting issues, and generally making sure the book looked as perfect as possible.

End result

It’s Not All About Swearing has done really well since launch, achieving 100% five-star Amazon reviews:

Here’s what Mandy was kind enough to say about my work:

 a gift to me as a first-time self-publishing author. I was lucky that she'd just had a big project put back by the author, so was able to fit me in. She is professional and efficient, but also very friendly and helpful. Her editing was straightforward to follow and made sense to me. She explained any style choices or points that I needed to consider. She was also great about jumping onto video calls to clarify anything I didn't understand or needed to discuss. I would be very happy to work with her again.

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