I offer a range of editorial services to publishers, businesses, charities, and directly to writers. I will work with you to establish which level of editing is most useful, depending on the stage you are at with your material. Click on the links below for more information about each service:
- Developmental editing, a big-picture view of how effective your text is.
- Copyediting, a detailed edit of your work at the sentence level.
- Proofreading, a final, careful check for errors and consistency.
- Web editing, to communicate your message quickly and unambiguously.
It helps if I can see a sample of your text so that we can discuss what you would like, how best to work together and the ideal timeframe. My aim is to preserve your voice in your material, so I tailor my approach to your needs.
Part of the discussion is to agree on fees for the work. Every project is unique so I don’t publish set rates, but I prefer to agree a fee or rate upfront so we both know what to expect. I am happy to edit a short sample and give a no-obligation quotation for the work.
“Jane Simmonds is a superb copyeditor who can handle large book projects with complicated academic apparatus and various kinds of formatting. Her work is clear and precise.”
Lawrence Venuti, Professor Emeritus of English, Temple University, Philadelphia