EDITING

  No author dislikes to be edited as much as he dislikes not to be published. - J. Russell Lynes

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You’ve lovingly written your latest blog, crossed the final ‘t’ on your newsletter and that exciting award submission is ready to be sent. But …. you’re still not sure whether your copy flows well or your message is clear. You’d love someone to have a look at what you’ve written and get some structured feedback.

Here’s where I step in.

I’ll take a deep dive into your copy to improve its overall structure, style and readability. I’ll check spelling, grammar and punctuation, and suggest where you could layer in more detail to take your copy to the next level. I’ll make sure you’re getting your message across clearly and succinctly. And I’ll do it while respecting your writing style so it still sounds like you—but the more polished version!

How it works

Free consultation   We have a short Skype call to discuss what support you need.

Free consultation

We have a short Skype call to discuss what support you need.

Quotation   I send your quote, including T&Cs. You decide if you'd like to go ahead.

Quotation

I send your quote, including T&Cs. You decide if you'd like to go ahead.

Confirmation   I send an invoice for the work. We agree a start date.

Confirmation

I send an invoice for the work. We agree a start date.

Job done   I send your communication plan by the agreed date. You put it into action!

Job done

I send your communication plan by the agreed date. You put it into action!

What I do

A formal review of your finished copy before it’s designed and published.

When I do it

At final daft. Before your copy is proofread.

What it covers

Language: spelling, grammar and punctuation 
Structure:  ordering information 
Flow: long or fragmented sentences and paragraphs 
Formatting and layout: page numbers, dates, capitals, spacing and alignment 
Typography: font style, size and colour 
Vocabulary: style and tone 

What it doesn’t

Rewriting original copy. If you would like to have original copy created, take a look at my writing page.

Your questions answered

+ What does an editor do?

An editor helps you take your finished content to the next level by improving its language, structure and flow. They ensure your ideas and messages are clearly communicated by cutting out what doesn’t fit, enhancing what does and suggesting areas for development. A good editor respects your writing style while refining your content to be the best it could possibly be.

+ Why might I need an editor?

It can be quite difficult to edit your own work and surprisingly easy to miss a mistake when you’ve read something for the tenth time. An editor provides a fresh pair of eyes and won’t be shy about pointing out areas for improvement including grammar, structure and flow. An editor’s goal is to help you create a strong, polished piece of writing that communicates your message clearly and succinctly. They can also help you develop your own writing skills by showing you how to correct and improve your work.

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