Here's a brief outline of the services I offer
More than just a spellcheck, proofreading is a quality control exercise, and involves comparing the approved version of a document with the first proof, checking each word, punctuation mark and graphic element.
A good proofreader will also check for any further spelling inconsistencies that might have been overlooked at the copy editing stage, or introduced
since the copy edit.
The primary purpose of copy editing is to remove
errors and grammatical inconsistencies that might otherwise confuse readers, embarrass the author,
or ruin the credibility of a publisher.
Focus is clearly upon the finer details of the publication and is a far more detailed check than merely undertaking a proofread.
Businesses cannot afford to have shoddy, ill-worded documentation. Today's communication must be
fast-paced, succinct and to the point with
no ambiguity, or waffle!
I have extensive experience in compiling and editing business documents in a clear, plain-English format,
and where attention to detail and accuracy are essential. Let me help you with your documents, including procedure/training manuals, business cases/plans,
style guides, newsletters, advertising brochures/catalogues, PowerPoint presentations, reports, and policy documents.
This process requires a great amount of collaboration and trust between the author and their editor.
Although I do not undertake the substantiative editing that some authors require, I will ensure that your
unique style is maintained – after all, that is what sets your work apart from all the others – and then,
as per my field of expertise, and in full collaboration
with you, correct your work to a high grammatical
and style standard.