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
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.