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Editorial services

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Editing

My editing aims to ensure content is relevant, engaging and understandable to your audience. Depending on your needs, I can offer different levels of editorial support, as detailed below.

Support with concept development involves working with authors to plan for an output that best suits their objectives and audiences. This typically includes:

  • An initial discussion about who the content is for and why you are creating it.

  • A review of your raw materials, including any existing content you may have. 

  • A content proposal, including a detailed bullet-point outline listing sections, sub-sections and key points of information as well as potential tables and figures to include.

Structural editing involves looking at the overall structure and content of your document and suggesting changes to achieve a well organised piece with a logical flow and cohesive argument. During a structural edit I will typically:

  • Have an initial discussion with you to identify your audience and objectives.

  • Review and, where necessary, rework the overall structure based on your stated goals.

  • Redraft sections of your text to improve clarity and logical flow of your argument.

  • Recommend additional evidence and examples to strengthen your key messages.

  • Mock up potential figures and tables for you to include in the text.

  • Make changes to ensure a consistent tone throughout.

  • Subedit for readability and style. 

Subediting (also called copyediting or line editing) involves reworking individual paragraphs and sentences to ensure your content is accessible, free of errors and adheres to house style. During a subedit I will typically:

  • Review each paragraph for readability and flow, and rework them as necessary to be clear and unambiguous.

  • Improve sentence structure for flow and consistency.

  • Correct spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.

  • Ensure that the content adheres to your style guide (if you have one).

  • Suggest titles and crossheads to break up the text if necessary.

  • Check tables, figures, captions, links and references for errors.

  • Check the accuracy of any names and numbers that appear in the text.

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