I provide a comprehensive editorial service for academics and other specialist writers. Clients might be students, early career researchers, lecturers, professors, translators, or other professionals working in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
My aim is to enhance your writing and make your ideas and arguments clear, engaging, and consistent. At the same time, I strive to maintain the integrity and unique character of your voice.
The main services I provide are copy-editing and proofreading.
My job as a copy-editor is to make your language clear, engaging, fluent, and consistent. To that end, there are a number of things I will do with your manuscript to make it the best it can be: (1) Correct any errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling; (2) Ensure clarity of meaning – suggesting alternative phrasing or raising queries where appropriate; (3) Adjust the layout of the manuscript to make typefaces, headings, subheadings, notes, and citations both neat and uniform; (4) Implement a consistent style for all references and bibliographical data (I am well-versed in all the major publishing house styles); (5) Check for factual inaccuracies, misleading statements or repetition.
If you are confident that your manuscript is ready to be submitted, or you have received ‘galleys’ (or proofs) to be checked, then you might want to use a proofreader to make sure there are no mistakes before the text goes into print. These days, proofs will usually arrive in digital form as a PDF. As a proofreader, it is my job to carefully check the document for any outstanding errors – spelling, punctuation, consistency, layout, page numbering, graphs and illustrations, typefaces, etc. Any discrepancies will be noted in the PDF. You can then return the proofs to the typesetters who will make the necessary corrections.