Having worked as a writer and an editor, I understand both sides of the job. I can quickly identify where the writer needs guidance. I know when to be patient, when to push and I have the experience to step back and look at the big picture before confidently steering a new project in the right direction.
- Structural editing. How is your book or report structured? Does it make sense? Is it enjoyable to read? Do you convey the information in a compelling manner? I can help you get your corporate report, study or non-fiction book right on track.
- Copyediting. Once the structure is spot on, it is time to look at the text more closely. I will go through your work line by line and correct for spelling, grammar and flow. I will make suggestions and offer that all important outside eye at this crucial stage in your project.
- Proofreading. When you think everything is ready to go, it probably isn’t. I will go through your text word by word, picking up on any missed inconsistencies or errors before you and your project are ready for the printer.
Recent clients include CNN Explore Parts Unknown, Algorithm Watch, Branch Road and Roads and Kingdoms. I adhere to the Society of Editors and Proofreader’s code of practice and I use their minimum fee structure as the basis for any editorial work I take on. Contact me if you would like to discuss working together.