If you are looking for a proofreader or copy editor you have come to the right place. Whatever your requirements, I’d love to hear from you – and it doesn’t matter if your project is large or very small. I also offer other services, which are highlighted on this page.
Proofreading and copy-editing
If you are a business producing your annual report, or maybe a student crafting your dissertation, you will understand the importance of well-written text. Mistakes with grammar, spelling and punctuation can make an organisation or individual appear unprofessional or even incompetent. Errors can prove to be financially costly.
I can give your text the polish it needs by carefully proofreading your document, looking for any problems and tidying them up before publication.
Maybe you are also concerned about the overall readability of your text. A copy-edit will subtly smooth your work so that it portrays you or your organisation in the best possible light… and communicate your message with clarity.
I have worked as an editor for over 35 years and recently brought my skills bang up to date by passing the Publishing Training Centre’s Basic Proofreading course with a distinction. It means I can proofread your work not only on paper by using traditional BS 5261 symbols, but electronically by using Word (track changes feature) or Adobe Acrobat (on PDF files). By choosing to work with me, you will be in safe hands. I am a provisional professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading and I follow its Code of Practice.
Do you have a story to tell the media? I can write a press release for you and send it to the relevant newspapers, magazines, broadcasters and websites.
Having always worked in the media, either as a reporter or editor, I am an expert at crafting an article. I also understand how the media world ticks, so I know how to target the people who matter.
You might be looking for someone to take photographs to illustrate your website, for example, or your business report. Or perhaps you would like a press release written… and have photographs to illustrate it. I can offer top-quality photography as well as the written word.
I have been offering photography as a service ever since I graduated with a first class honours degree in the subject in 2016, and my images have been used by companies and charities.
Are you looking for an editor who has the skills to work on the page, using design software? You might, for example, have sections of a magazine produced with Adobe InDesign that require proofreading and editing.
My work as an editor has involved a large amount of newspaper and magazine design. I am an expert user of InDesign and I worked with QuarkXPress for many years.
I am always interested in editorial commissions that also require page design, or amending existing designs.