I'm a freelance editor, proofreader and ebook specialist based in Carlisle, UK. My interests and expertise lie in travel and the outdoors, although I work with a wide variety of subjects and will consider any type and size of project.
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A graduate of the Publishing Training Centre and a Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (whose code of practice I follow), I have a sharp eye for detail and a clear understanding of the ways in which individuals and businesses can maximise the impact of their written material ...
Feb 14, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$0|Working
Feb 13, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$2,640|Completed
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Editing technical, substantive and copy-editing and proofreading; hard copy and on-screen. Working collaboratively with authors and businesses to take their written material to its highest possible standard.
Formatting and conversion of text files to ebook for publication on Kindle, iPad, Kobo, Nook and more.
Experienced in Microsoft, Apple, Adobe and Oxygen (XML editing) software.
Portfolio includes: fiction books; sports memoirs; outdoor activity guidebooks; travel writing; website and marketing material; CVs; academic papers; data for mobile apps.
When I'm editing a text I will:
check for and correct errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation
check for and correct errors or inconsistencies in format and presentation
rework sentences to make them as clear and as fluent as possible
assess and, if necessary, improve the overall structure of a text so that it flows logically, chronologically and effectively
eliminate repetition, clichιs and unnecessary text
check facts and details for accuracy and legality
ensure consistency (e.g. of use of names, places and timeframe)
remove or highlight potentially offensive or inappropriate material
improve or highlight words/sentences/passages that may be unclear to the reader
ensure the text's suitability for its intended readership
work closely with my clients to ensure that their original voice and aims are preserved in the final product.
When I'm proofreading a text I will:
check for and correct...
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