Services I offer
My regular publishing clients include Orion Children’s
Books, Wiley-Blackwell, Parragon Books, Schofield & Sims,
Curious Fox/Capstone and Simon & Schuster. I also count various
businesses and independent authors among my repeat clients.
copy-editing (on-screen or on hard copy, in Microsoft Word
using Track Changes and Comments, or on PDFs).
proofreading (using the British Standards Institution (BSI)
mark-up symbols, blind or against copy, on hard copy or on-screen).
website proofreading: spelling
mistakes ‘cost millions’ in online sales,
so it’s definitely worth having your website proofread.
Website proofreading includes ensuring that text is written
appropriately for a web audience; checking the appearance
and layout of the web page; making sure that all links work
and that text flows; and ensuring clarity and consistency,
as well as perfecting grammar, punctuation and spelling.
the Anglicisation of texts (from US to UK English).
Does my project need to be copy-edited or proofread?
What’s the difference between editing
and proofreading? See editing
guidance on the Society for Editors and Proofreaders website.
I work with both self-publishing and traditionally
published authors, and take pride in helping each one make their
work the best it can be.
I enjoy working with writers who want to hone
their craft. I offer development editing, copy-editing and proofreading
I advise authors on all aspects of their novels,
including plot, dialogue, point of view, characterisation and
I specialise in working with businesses to produce clear, clean,
error-free copy. I help to make sure that all a business’s
communications are written in easy-to-understand English.
I can check websites and all company literature (letters, press
releases, blogs, sales/marketing/promotional material) to ensure
consistency and a professional finish.
Please contact me for