I undertake light editing to significant structural editing, which focuses on:
- typographical and grammatical errors
- structural issues
- clarity of message
- use of a consistent and appropriate authorial tone.
I work to house styles, when available.
Work examples: online learning courses, distance learning courses, journal articles, reports, handbooks, promotional materials.
My work is always well researched. I address the specific target audience and aim to deliver sometimes quite complex concepts in an understandable way. My work has a clear easy-to-navigate structure.
I work to house styles and can adjust tone for different organisations.
Work examples: online learning courses, distance learning courses, copy for promotional materials, newsletters, press releases, grant applications.
I am an experienced project manager for publishing projects and can take a project from brief to completion.
My project management skills include managing workloads, internal and external staff associated with a project, external suppliers, and project timeframes and budgets.
Work examples: online learning courses, distance learning courses, websites, promotional materials, magazines.
My proof reading is distinct from my editing work, as it focuses more on the overall layout of a publication and whether it conforms to house or brand styles, is aesthetically pleasing and is free of errors.
Work examples: promotional flyers, magazines, journals, books.
I work with publishing houses to develop the writing skills of inexperienced book authors. This includes developing an appropriate tone, working towards a house style and managing project workloads.
I work with organisations and subject specialists to produce charitable and research grant applications that meet the specified criteria and present the information in a clear and concise manner. This has yielded positive results.
I am available to consult on style guide development and can undertake publishing efficiency audits and help establish processes.
I am available to deliver workshops or seminars on:
- developing house styles
- online publishing standards