So often, content produced says what the company wants it to say but not necessarily what the audience wants to read. Alternatively, the content is wonderful but structural errors, a lack of flow, 'typos' and grammar prevent it from being effective.
Often, all it takes is a fresh pair of eyes to ensure your content does exactly what you want it to.
Copy editing takes raw written material and ensures that's clear, easy to read, free of errors, omissions or inconsistencies, and meets your objectives before it is formatted or sent to a designer.
As the client, it's your choice whether the copy-edit is a once over or whether you require heavy editing or reworking of the text. In any case, rest assured that while your voice as the author will remain, your typos will not!
Punctuation, grammar and spelling are just the start. I will check for consistency against house-style or referencing protocols, clarify facts and jargon, and analyse the structure and flow of the document.
Work is usually conducted in Microsoft Word using track changes however, I am happy to work on a PDF using comments or a hard copy if requested.
As they say, you can't edit a blank page. So, let's begin.