The good copy-editor is a rare creature: an intelligent reader and a tactful and sensitive critic; someone who cares enough about perfection of detail to spend a long time checking small points of consistency in someone else’s work but has the judgement not to waste time or antagonise the author by making unnecessary changes
Prices from £35 per hour for ad-hoc work
Monthly packages including discounts:
*** Silver Package (5 hours) ***
5th hour 1/2 price
*** Gold Package (10 hours) ***
10th hour free
*** Platinum Package (20 hours) ***
2 hours free
Tailored packages available.
Copy-editing is in-depth editing for clarity, consistency and flow, to ensure a piece of writing is ready for publication. The aim of copy-editing is to guarantee that the text is accurate, easy to follow and free of error, omission, repetition and inconsistency.
A copy-edit can also include rewrites and revisions to remove repetitions, for clearer organisation and to ensure the tone and style fits the purpose. Fact-checking is also a feature of copy-editing, which includes checking quotations, dates, spellings of names, places and organisations.
Proofreading is a close examination of your writing to correct typographical errors in grammar, formatting, style and spelling. It is the very last stage of the writing process, where mistakes in spelling and punctuation, typos, formatting issues and inconsistencies are corrected.
If you are unsure if it’s copy-editing or proofreading you need, let’s chat!
Content Writing/Copy Writing
Content writing involves producing text (copy) for marketing materials such as brochures, leaflets, websites, advertisements, blog posts, social media posts, personal statements, CVs and press releases.
Virtual Assistance/Business Support
My virtual assistance and business support service is tailored to business owners who need an extra pair of hands to free up their time to run their business. This service provides administrative and business support, including general administration, Excel spreadsheets management, Canva design (promotional materials, infographics & social media posts), and more. Contact me to discuss your requirements.
Arabic to English & English to Arabic Translation
My team of experienced and qualified translators are native speakers who deliver high-quality translation services. Translations can be carried out from audio recordings as well as from documents.
From £110 per 1000 words
CV Writing & Personal statements
Premium package: CV and covering letter. £100
Both packages include a telephone/Skype consultation. The CV and covering letter will be written to suit the job and industry applied for.
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A lot of my work consists of editing translated writing. I've written before about how different translations of the same text can convey a very different essence and flavour, despite the original subject being the same (see my blog post on Albert Camus's book, The...
1. I'm a Guardian-reading, left-wing socialist. It's how my parents raised me, and I thank them for that. I still live in hope that one day we can live in a fair and equal society. 2. I have four-year-old twins called Che (boy) and Rio (girl). They are named after Che...
I cannot emphasise this enough.I often have people apologise to me for their spelling and grammar, or for mistakes in their text messages and emails (who has the time to proofread a text anyway?). Although it's what I do for a living, I never deem it ok to correct a...