If you've spent a long time writing your text – whether it be website content, advertising material, a magazine article, a dissertation or a book – you want to ensure that it gets your message across clearly and accurately.
When you have put so much time and effort into your work, it is easy to miss spelling, punctuation and grammatical inaccuracies. However, you have a split second to make an impression on your reader and the smallest of errors can make a difference (read the article below).
Having a fresh pair of eyes look over your work can make all the difference, which is where I come in. I can ensure that your text is clear, professional and error-free.
I know how much details matter. Details such as grammar, punctuation, spelling, style, consistency, word choices and language appropriate to your target audience all combine to convey the intended meaning and impression given by your text.
I can proofread and edit:
· brochures, catalogues and leaflets
· dissertations, theses and essays
· letters of application
· organisational and company reports
· marketing and advertising materials
· blogs and articles
I improve a document by:
· ensuring correct grammar, punctuation and consistent UK or US spelling as fits the text
· ensuring appropriate and consistent tone and style
· ensuring that your work makes sense and that your intended audience will understand it
· checking the consistency of format, layout and style (headings, capitalisation, font, dates,
· improving the readability and flow of your work by reducing wordiness and
redundancy/repetition, and improving sentence and paragraph structure
How I make changes:
I am fully proficient in the use of the British Standard Proofreading Symbols. I can also proofread/edit a Word document using Track Changes or work on screen by annotating a PDF using Adobe’s mark-up tools.
I can offer you support after returning your document, in case you have any questions or revisions that you would like to discuss.
I understand that deadlines are of critical importance to students, academics and businesses, and pride myself on my ability to return projects in good time.
Do you need someone to proofread or to edit?
If you are a non-publishing client, you may find a brief explanation of the terminology of editing services to be helpful.
If you are a non-publishing client, you may not be certain whether you need a proofreader or an editor (or a combination of the two).
This is usually performed on a final draft and ensures that:
This includes proofreading and, in addition:
Proof-editing is the term used to describe work where a project requires a mixture of the above. Usually, the file is formatted but needs more than just essential changes.
Contact me to discuss your requirements and we can discuss the level of scrutiny required within your budget and deadline.
'How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.' Herbert Spencer