I offer copyediting and editorial support services. This means I can take a document and make sure it is accurate and consistent. It also means that I can help you develop your writing.
I have experience working with both individuals and groups on:
- Experimental fiction, with a focus on the speculative
- Narrative non-fiction, specialising in autofiction
- Monographs and collections of academic articles
- Recorded interview transcriptions
- Mission statements and exhibition texts for marketing
I help people maintain consistency in voice and direction, while they build on new ideas.
- Development editing
- Group facilitation
My fees are calculated in line with The Charted Institute of Editing and Proofreading’s suggested minimum rates, which you can view here. I work freelance, so what I charge makes it possible to take time out if I needed.
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Working with a copyeditor
This means that what you have written, when you feel it is complete, will go through a process to check for consistency, clarity and correctness.
A copyeditor will help you consider all the important factors when you are getting something ready for public consumption. We will work together to ensure that your purpose is understood by both of us. This is when copyediting happens at its best. Contact me.
Getting more editorial support
Completion can be hard to reach if you are not assured by what you are putting together.
Through editorial support, I am respectful of the obstacles that need to be assessed and challenged when making something you have compiled, which is close to you, ring with clarity.
Get the ball rolling and send me an email.
We will reach an understanding of your expectations before any copyediting happens. However, as an example, this is how we will work together.
- You will send me a Word document, or something similar, which is easy to view, edit and share.
- From this document I will establish the amount of time the job might take.
- Once we are happy with a schedule, and a fee, the copyediting begins. It comes in three stages:
- First glance with questions. After reading through your text, I will ask questions about your style and meaning (what you are getting at; how you are getting at it). You will receive these questions in a new Word document or in an email. You will then provide answers and comments.
- Main Edit. I will go back through your original text (the original Word document), using Stage 1. as a guide. All changes will be tracked using the mark-up function in Word, and the document will be sent back to you. You will look through and accept or ignore changes and reply to, or add, any further comments. When happy, you will send the Main Edit back to me, for the last time.
- Nice and tidy. I will implement changes according to what you are happy with in the Main Edit. Then, I will tidy things up and send you the result as a clean document.
Reminder: My fees are calculated in line with the Charted Institute of Editing and Proofreading’s suggested minimum rates, which you can view here. Please feel free to ask any questions.