Copyediting

A range of editorial solutions aimed at helping your text to shine.

After seeing a sample of your writing, I will discuss with you what is needed. I will carry out some or all of the following, depending on your requirements and the stage your text is at:

  • suggestions to improve structure, flow and readability
  • rewriting if unclear, or to suit a particular audience or to achieve a desired word count
  • spelling, punctuation and grammar checks
  • drawing attention to potential legal issues
  • ensuring consistency of style (following a house style if you have one, or creating a style sheet) for aspects such as capitalisation, punctuation, numbers, dates, formatting, layout, headings
  • checking and numbering tables, figures and illustrations
  • checking and formatting references, notes and bibliography
  • editing, cutting and fitting text in InDesign layouts
  • marking up using Track Changes in Word (and providing you with a “tracked” version and a “clean” version), or on PDFs or hard copy.

To discuss a copyediting project, contact me: info@janesimmonds-editorial.com | 01884 861017 | 07876 166882