Editorial Services

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 
- Judith Butcher

Editorial Services

Writing

What I offer

 

Prices:

Prices start from £25 per hour.

 

 

Copy-Editing

In-depth line-editing for clarity and flow, to ensure a piece of writing is ready for publication. The aim of copy-editing is to ensure that the text is accurate, easy to follow and free of error, omission, repetition and inconsistency. You will receive two finished versions – one Microsoft Word document including edited mark ups and one Microsoft Word document complete with edited changes. From £35 per hour.

Proofreading

Close examination of your text to correct typographical errors in grammar, style and spelling. You will receive two final versions – one Microsoft Word document including edited mark ups and one Microsoft Word document complete with edited changes. From £25 per hour.

Content Writing

Content writing exists in various forms: blog posts, social media posts, web pages and more. From £40 per hour.

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

Topic Research

This service is for those of you who are pressed for time, and need a comprehensive report on your chosen topic. I will produce a clear and concise report to fulfil your brief. From £35 per hour.

CV Writing & Personal statements

Basic package: CV only. £50
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.

Biographies

Biographies to fit any style and desired word count. From £25 per hour.

Transcribing

Audio recordings are transformed into written form. This service also includes proofreading of the document. £2 per audio minute for single speakers and £2.50 per audio minute for 2 speaker interviews.

Bespoke Services

If you are looking for a combination of the above or something completely different, feel free to contact me to discuss a bespoke service tailored to your needs.

Some of my Publications

Bombed into (temporary) silence, not oblivion - The Middle East in London
Palestinian Hip-hop in This Week in Palestine
Ramzi Aburedwan & The Fifth Quadrant in The Middle East in London
Identity, Diaspora, and Resistance in Palestinian Hip-Hop in the book Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900

Testimonials

What people Say

I’ve Appeared here

12 facts about me

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...

Why I never judge a person’s grammar and spelling

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...

Aujourd’hui, maman est morte

This article from The New Yorker (link below) initially caught my attention because I have loved this existentialist book since my teenage years, but also because it highlights issues in translation. I work with a lot of translators and much of my editing work deals...

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