Your writing matters

You've written something: an article, a short story, perhaps an entire novel.
You've taken it as far as you can on your own, but you still want help polishing your prose before submitting your precious work to a publisher.

That's where an editor or proofreader comes in useful, bringing a fresh set of eyes to your text, helping you improve and hone your writing.


Born in Dublin, but living overseas since 1989 (including 15 years in Malaysia), Marc de Faoite is currently based in France. His short stories, book reviews, and articles have been published both in print and online.

His short story collection Tropical Madness was longlisted for the 2014 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize. He was runner up for the The D.K. Dutt Award for Literary Excellence in both 2015 and 2016 and runner up for the inaugural Fay Khoo Award for Food and Drink Writing in 2016.

His second collection of short stories Lime Pickled and Other Stories was published in 2023

Marc has worked on many projects with different writers and publishers. While not limited geographically, in addition to being a native English speaker his in-depth knowledge of Malaysia means that he is aware of the many social, political, and cultural sensitivities that need to be taken into account when writing in a Malaysian context.



Choosing the right words to convey your message can be challenging. I can help you formulate your thoughts into clear coherent text.


I specialize in line-editing and copy-editing, focusing on writing style and voice, correcting spelling, grammar, and punctuation, pointing out awkward phrasing, inconsistencies, and unnecessary repetition.


Every writer needs another pair of eyes to check for the inevitable tpyos typos that creep into any text. I can be those eyes.


Publishing projects I have worked on



Still not sure if we can work together?
Send me some of your writing and I'll edit a 1000 word sample for free.