Whether you are submitting your manuscript to publishers or agents, or you have chosen to self-publish, polished presentation is vital. My proofreading and copy editing services can help you achieve a professional finish that will do justice to your writing.
If your manuscript has already been copy edited, I can then proofread it to check for and amend any remaining spelling, grammar and punctuation errors, as well as inconsistencies of layout. Computer spellcheckers are only useful up to a point. It takes the human eye to achieve an effective final sweep of your text.
My copy editing services provide a more in-depth read of your manuscript. As necessary, I will offer comments on content, rewriting suggestions to improve clarity and flow, and ideas for any possible restructuring that may be required. However, as an author myself, I do appreciate the importance of maintaining your voice. Whilst I can suggest possible changes, it will be up to you whether or not you choose to implement them.
As I freelance regularly for the editorial team at publishers CWR in Farnham, Surrey, I am well used to working to often tight deadlines and within a particular budget. I can mark up on screen either in Word using Track Changes, or on PDFs using the BS 5261C proof correction marks. Alternatively, I can work on paper against copy or as a fresh read, again using the UK's industry-standard BSI correction marks.
Businesses need to make their mark as much with their marketing materials, documentation and web presence as they do with the services they provide. As a copy editor and proofreader, I will make sure that your words reflect the professional standards you require and deliver. I will attend thoroughly to any spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors, and tidy any content requiring attention.
Should you also wish new material to be created, as a copywriter I can work to your brief to produce text that is concise and fully representative of your business.