Having your copy professionally sub-edited helps make it flow better and read more clearly, as well as picking up on errors. I honed my editorial skills in working for major publishing companies on books, journals and magazines. I am able to rewrite specialist copy into clear English (with previous experience in working on legal, educational and medical materials), edit to make sure that text follows house style guidelines, or just check your text for accuracy and sense. As well as editing for print, I have lots of experience in using web content management systems (WordPress, Umbraco and Plone) to edit websites and also can work on InDesign, InCopy or QuarkXpress files.
However many times you check something, it can be hard to see the errors in your own work. I am a trained proofreader with many years’ experience and can work on documents of all lengths and sizes – anything from a leaflet to a university dissertation or a novel – whether that’s just a final read-through for typos or a more major fact-checking exercise. I have worked on both fiction and non-fiction materials, and can check both layout and text elements to help make your publication as consistent, accurate and professional as it can be. I can work on both paper or computer files, and amend the original files, mark up queries or supply a separate list of amends, whichever you prefer.