The Queen of English - with more than 40 years of writing, copy editing, and proofreading experience—will review every word of your completed manuscript:


• Grammar
• Spelling
• Punctuation
• Usage
• Syntax
• Fact Checking
• Time Anomalies
• Run-on Sentences
• Dangling Participles

. . . and a thousand other errors that you, in your concentration on telling a great story, have overlooked. Queen of English will fine-tune your manuscript and return it to you ready for the critical eyes of agents and publishers.

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Since 1972, Noël Kristan Higgins has spent her professional and personal life editing, writing, proofing, researching and creating in the following genres:

  • romance
• mystery
• historic fiction
• travel
• education
• children’s/YA literature, and more...

Noël indulges her love of words by solving The New York Times crossword in ink; she’s also earned a trophy at the American Crossword Tournament and has been a winner on "Jeopardy!" and "Password."


“Mom has proofread and copy edited all of my books, and my publishers swoon over the cleanliness of my manuscripts. She’s fast, she’s accurate, she’s the best.”

—Kristan Higgins
New York Times Best-selling Author

“Noël, I can’t thank you enough. You made this process so easy; your suggestions were so helpful.”

—Mike Wimmer
Author/Illustrator, One Giant Leap

  “Since working with Queen of English, I’ve signed a four-book deal with Sourcebooks. Noël’s editing skills are spot-on and she’s super-quick, never missing a deadline. I couldn’t have done it without her expertise or her wonderful sense of humor!"

—Michele Summers



For more than 20 years, Noël was the Editorial Director for Bunting & Lyon in Wallingford, Connecticut, publishers of the "Blue Book." In that capacity, she was responsible for all writing and editorial aspects of Private Independent Schools, an educational directory published and revised annually. She researched information and compiled 1600-word descriptive articles and short listings in addition to front matter, indices, grids, and ancillary material, from raw copy through mechanicals and blues.

For the past 30 years, Noël has provided literary services for diverse educational, corporate and publishing clientele.

Noël’s extensive experience encompasses writing, editing, research and proofreading of books and articles, including adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction, education, medicine, political science, history, travel and many other fields.





Noël K. Higgins
dba Queen of English
P.O. Box 249
Durham, CT 06422
(860) 349-9435
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