Copy-editing

I offer a comprehensive copy-editing and content-management service.

I specialise in the production and copy-editing of marketing materials such as newsletters, magazines and prospectuses. I also edit and manage website content.

Diogenes

Copy-editing service

In addition to basic proofreading, the Diogenes copy-editing service involves:

  • enhancing the overall readability of the text, improving the use of vocabulary and sentence structure to ensure clarity
  • ensuring that the text flows fluidly and logically between sentences
  • ensuring that the overall tone is appropriately formal, amending the text where necessary
  • ensuring consistency throughout the document
  • suggesting alternative wording where necessary
  • providing appropriately detailed feedback on the overall text

Writing

Helping you produce fluent and engaging copy, suitable for your target audience

Proofreading

Ensuring that text is free from errors of spelling, punctuation and grammar

Design

Combining a distinctive, well-honed message with visually striking layouts


How I copy-edit

I use Track Changes, a built-in tool in Microsoft Office. It records any changes — such as deletions, insertions and formatting — made in a document. It is useful in the proofreading and copy-editing process because it allows the document’s original author to see what changes have been made to a document by the proofreader/copy-editor and to accept or reject them.

When I return your document to you, I will include an easy-to-follow guide on using Track Changes.

Formats

I can copy-edit documents in most formats, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, PDFs and Adobe InDesign.

Pricing

Depending on the exact nature of the document and the agreed deadline, the enhanced copy-editing service is £12 per 1000 words. This assumes a 72-hour turnaround.

Get in touch

Contact me to see examples of my work.