Thank you so much for your help by proofreading my script. You have helped me towards achieving a long-held dream of publishing this book. It means an awful lot to me.
Heather Flint, author, Abbey Secret.
How can I help?
To help you decide which service you need, here’s a quick summary of what the different catagories mean. A copyeditor or line-editor works on copy that needs a good tidying up, while a proofreader checks final drafts. And then there’s proof-editing, which marries the two services in a more budget- and time-friendly way. Check below to see which service you need.
Contact me if you need more help.
These are the main checks I carry out when copyediting your work
- Grammar, punctuation, syntax, and spelling.
- Consistency in body text, header fonts, and indentations.
- Names for places and famous people.
- Using synonyms to eliminate repetition.
- Continuity in character traits and appearance.
- Checking numbers and titles are sequential and correct.
- Ensuring all the elements are there: tables, drawings, images, and references.
- Flagging up legal issues such as plagiarism and copyright infringements.
The buck stops here! Proofreading is the final check before publication
- Grammar, spelling, and typography.
- Consistency in style, text, layout, images, and captions.
- Ensuring images and captions match and that images go with the content.
- Checking all the elements of a table or graph are correct and make sense.
- Flagging up ambiguity or lack of clarity in meaning.
- Running heads and feet.
- Numbers, indexes, and graphs.
- Alphabetised lists and sequences.
- Checking references are correctly formatted
- Making sure indexes have the right format throughout.
- Combines copyediting and proofreading into one process.
- Text requires less intervention than needed for a copyedit.
- One-stop shop is less demanding on client’s budget.
- Material may have been copyedited but still needs more than a straightforward proofread.
Can I offer you
If you contact me with details of your project, I’m happy to supply an estimate. You decide if you want to go ahead and work with me.