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Editorial Services

For Authors

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.

For Publishers

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.

For Businesses

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.