Services

The services I currently offer are shown below

1) Structural Editing
I always begin with a structural edit. From this, I produce a report that covers general structure, plot development, narrative techniques, and language and style, concluding with editor queries and comments. If there are major issues with the above, these will need to be rectified by the client before copy-editing can commence. Depending on how long this may take, copy-editing can be booked at a later date if preferred.

2) Copy-editing
Once the structural edit is complete and any revisions have been made by the client, I then carry out copy-editing. I check for problems with timing, loose ends, continuity, consistency, irrelevant detail, repetition, factual errors, anachronisms, and tense. I also focus on spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

3) Proofreading
This option is only available for typescripts that have been professionally edited and typeset (formatted), whether I have carried out that work or not. I check for last-minute errors and omissions before publication takes place.

A Note about self-publishing services
I no longer advertise self-publishing services (including typesetting). This is due to the amount of work it involves, and the number of independent publishing companies now available. However, where a client has used my editing services and wishes to self-publish, I am happy to discuss options.