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Editorial Services

Copy editing for authors

Whether you're submitting your manuscript to publishers or agents, or you have chosen to self-publish, polished presentation is vital. My copy editing and proofreading services can help you achieve a professional finish that will do justice to your writing.

The copy edit of your book will involve an in-depth, highly detailed review of your manuscript. As necessary, I will:

  • amend grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • eliminate clunky word repetition
  • offer suggestions for rewriting where appropriate to improve clarity and flow
  • comment on content
  • suggest ideas for any possible restructuring that may be required.


Proofreading for authors

If your manuscript has already been copy edited, I can proofread it to check for and amend any remaining spelling, grammar and punctuation errors that may have been missed during the edit, as well as inconsistencies of layout.

I also proofread books once they have been laid out by a typesetter, but before publication, to make sure no mistakes have crept in during the layout process. This is a final, important sweep to make sure the ultimate product is a error-free as possible. 


Freelance editorial assistance for publishers

Having worked as a freelance copy editor and proofreader for various publishers, including SPCK Publishing, 100 Movements Publishing and Waverley Abbey Resources (formerly CWR), I am well used to working to tight deadlines and within a particular budget.

I can edit onscreen in Word using 'Track Changes', or mark up PDFs at proofreading stage using the BS 5261C proof correction marks.