editing

  • Too much copy.

  • Too little copy.

  • Littered with errors.

  • Grammar issues.

  • Not reader-friendly.

  • Bits that don’t fit here and might do better over there.

  • Verbose or awkwardly simple.

Whatever the issue with your words,

let me take a look and see how I can help.

My editing services focus on precision, consistency and readability. I’m basically a walking dictionary, thesaurus and grammar guide in human form, fuelled by biscuits. I’ve worked on all sorts, from contemporary fiction and consumer magazine articles to technical programming books, tribunal reports and academic statements.

 

If your words aren’t right, let me get to work and make them magic. I provide a full editing service, using track changes so you can keep tabs on what's going on with your words. 

There seem to be a hundred different kinds of editing. Technical, structural, line, etc. I don't pay heed to all that, personally. You want someone who is going to read your words and make them better, not have one person for this and another expert for that. I will do all those jobs. I can wear all of those hats. Don't just take my word for it – check out my testimonials to discover what my clients have said about what I do.

I've been doing this for years, and I have a great eye for it. What I do is holistic and all-encompassing. I will proofread your copy, make suggestions and changes, tweak sections for readability, suggest adaptations to aid flow, even keep an eye on consistency and continuity errors.*

Just send me a sample of your writing and your final word count, and I will send you a quote.

*(I've got form on this – I once wrote to the BBC because one of the Vikings in their educational programme was wearing a watch. Remember that, when the teacher used to wheel in the big telly and VCR? Oh, those were the days. Anyway, I digress – Vikings didn't wear watches, and seven-year-old me couldn't cope with such an oversight).

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Contact me now to find out how I can work wonders with your writing.

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