Copy-editing

What is copy-editing?

Copy-editing involves taking written content and preparing it for publication – whether that be in the form of a book, web page, marketing brochure, colleague magazine, blog, article…

During a copy-edit, I check that the content is:

•  consistent – in language, style, presentation, argument and meaning
•  accurate – in spelling, grammar and punctuation
•  structured and complete
•  suitable for its intended audience.

I will liaise with you about any issues around the points above.

I copy-edit in Word, and use track changes so all of my actions are transparent. Depending on your requirements, I can use Word’s templates and styles.

For more information on copy-editing, the Society for Editors and Proofreaders has an excellent FAQ page.

Why work with me?

I have the skills and experience to make your content consistent and clear – and ensure that it meets your, and your audience’s, requirements.

I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), which means that I have proven experience, formal training and CPD, and clients that keep coming back. I adhere to the Society’s Code of Practice.

 

Abi is very detail-oriented, positive and efficient. She worked for us on a number of our GCSE and A level English products in a freelance editorial capacity during a huge project at Cambridge University Press. Her work is first class and her passion for accurate and pedagogically sound content was just what we needed.
Carl Saxton, Content Manager, UK Schools, Cambridge University Press

What does it cost?

There isn’t a single answer to this question: each project is different. Once I’ve assessed a content sample – and you’ve told me how many words you have, where/how it’s being published, what you want me to address and what your timescales are – we can agree the cost and the deadline.

Contact me with details of your project and we can talk through your requirements.