EDITORIAL SERVICES
FOR BUSINESSES, NON-PROFITS AND SCHOOLS

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COPY EDITING

Poorly written content will reflect badly on your brand and it derails your message and momentum. That's why copy editors and proofreaders exist. A strong copy editor is your secret weapon in the content and copy wars of the informational age. We are your ultimate quality control, trained to interrogate your copy, style and visual presentation so your final product does its job. 

As an outsourced editor, I'm not subject to the influence of your organisation's culture or your industry bubble, meaning I can fix irrelevant jargon, ambiguity, politically incorrect phrasing, copyright issues, misleading or mislabelled information, bias, blindspots and even potential libel. A solid document edit will analyse readability, linguistic choices, factual accuracy, accessibility, credibility, quality and impact.

 

I will make suggestions to refine and elevate your copy to create the most professional and powerful version of your content for your audience.

PROOFREADING

Proofreading is the final process a piece of writing should go through before it’s considered fit for purpose. It will fix spelling and punctuation mistakes, typos, inconsistencies in layout and typography, awkward page or word breaks and formatting issues.

If you have a well-edited document that just needs a final set of eyes, then this service is for you. If I'm the first person outside your organisation to see your project, you might prefer to combine this service with a thorough document edit too.

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WEBSITE EDITING AND TESTING

Your website is your shopfront and will no doubt have taken a fair amount of blood, sweat and tears to bring to fruition. Once you've done the hard work of getting people there, you don't want to lose them to poor writing, broken links, unclear calls to action, inaccessibility or unintuitive navigation.

 

l will thoroughly interrogate your website to evaluate user journey and experience, check links, assess text and image layouts, recommend alt texts for images, and review how it loads and presents on most browsers and devices. Of course, I'll also conduct a thorough copy edit and proofread. I don't work directly on your website's CMS; I will provide a detailed document for you to choose which recommendations you'd like to action.

BLOG AND EMAIL NEWSLETTER EDITING

The fast-paced nature of blogs and email newsletters means a lot of content being published and disseminated is riddled with errors, broken links and inconsistencies. This not only detracts from your messages, but it's also potentially damaging to your professional reputation and brand. If you want the peace of mind that your content is thoroughly edited and proofread in line with your house style, this is the service for you. For organisations booking on a regular basis, I offer a discounted package of support and a guarantee of availability.

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WHICH DOCUMENTS WOULD BENEFIT FROM THESE SERVICES?

  • Audits, strategic documents and company reports

  • Policies, procedures and other HR collateral

  • Tenders, proposals, appeals and bids

  • Training manuals, product descriptions and instructional documentation

  • Corporate communications and presentations

  • School prospectuses, admissions documentation and parent communications

  • Booklets, leaflets and fact sheets

  • Marketing collateral, case studies and promotional materials

  • Websites, blogs and newsletters