Do you have text that you want to improve?
Was it written by a non-native English speaker and you would you like it to sound more natural?
Perhaps it is a little wordy and you would like to make it more concise?
Is it a little unclear and ambiguous in places and you would like to improve its clarity?
Maybe you need your manuscript edited to conform to a particular journal's or publisher's style?
This is where copyediting comes in.
What does copyediting involve?
- Correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, word use and sentence structure.
- Raising queries with the author, in a clear and polite manner, to help resolve ambiguities.
- Applying house style (e.g. a publisher's or a journal's particular style) – I am comfortable with both British and American English and punctuation use and with a variety of standard house styles, such as Oxford, Chicago and APA style.
How is copyediting completed?
All copyediting is done on-screen in Microsoft Word. What's more, Word's 'Track changes' feature can be used so that you can see all of the changes that I make.
What media can be copyedited?
Any! I have experience working with a wide variety of texts, including website content, large multi-author books, academic journals, company materials and more.
What subject areas are covered?
I have experience in a wide range of subject areas, including biological sciences, medicine, law, humanities, health and safety, and finance, as well as lifestyle.
Copywriting with copyediting service
I also provide a copywriting/copyediting combo service. If I am copyediting a report or article for you, I would be happy to write a social-media-friendly summary for promotional use.