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English editing & proofreading services

Avoid the standards gap by getting your English content checked by a second set of eyes before publication. Whether you’re posting online, getting ready for print, or mailing out to customers, a final check for quality and consistency is worth the peace of mind. By working with a native English professional who understands your industry, culture and location, as well as your target audience, you can be sure your English content will be reader ready.

Avoid the standards gap by getting your English content checked by a second set of eyes before publication.

Whether you’re posting online, getting ready for print, or mailing out to customers, a final check for quality and consistency is worth the peace of mind.

By working with a native English professional who understands your industry, culture and location, as well as your target audience, you can be sure your English content will be reader ready.

Why book English editing or proofreading services?

Avoid the standards gap

Use a professional, native English speaker with personal experience of your industry, culture and location as your second set of eyes to ensure your English content is in line with your business standards.

Manage Risk

Not only will you avoid critical errors but your content can also be checked for linguistic errors, consistency and style, which will make misunderstandings less likely to happen.

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How to book

Three easy steps to editing or proofreading your text.

Book a free consultation

Read the PDF on how to prepare your brief, email me your text and schedule a call.

Approve the brief & quotation

After our call I will send you a summary of the brief and a quotation for you to approve.

Receive your edited or proofread text

Once approved, I will start editing or proofreading. You may need to answer a few questions as work progresses. You will receive your completed text before the agreed deadline.

What if I don’t book?

Important texts, such as prices and offers, terms and conditions, or legal notices, where the consequences of errors really matter to you, can usually benefit from being checked by a second set of eyes.

If not, be prepared to face the embarrassment of small errors making your documents appear unpolished, or the sleepless nights worrying about the risk of critical errors slipping through.

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What is the difference between editing & proofreading?

Proofreading

A final polish of your finished content before publication

  • Your style and choice of words remain untouched

  • Check spelling, punctuation and grammar

  • Rework sentence structure only where necessary

  • Check for consistency of punctuation, capitalisation and terminology

  • Feedback if any further changes are required

Editing

A chance to rework problem areas plus a final polish

  • Check your content aligns with your brief

  • Ensure use of the appropriate tone, register and style

  • Check the style resonates with your target readers

  • Check it suits your brand voice

  • Check any aspects that you are not happy with

  • Plus everything included in proofreading

Frequently asked questions

Can you help me if my job is urgent?2024-06-11T16:46:45+01:00

Send me a quick What’s App message or give me a call as soon as you can, even if your text is not quite ready, and I will try to help you to meet your deadline.

Do you work evenings and weekends?2024-06-11T17:55:17+01:00

If I know in advance that there will be editing or proofreading work to do, I can work in the evenings or at weekends to meet a tight deadline.

It is best to contact me before you are ready, whilst you are still writing the text, so that we can agree when I am likely to receive it and how long we have before the deadline.

For longer texts it may be preferable to send through smaller sections as you finish them, rather than waiting until the full text is ready.

How much does proofreading or editing cost?2024-06-11T17:06:07+01:00

The cost of editing or proofreading will depend upon the quality, length and complexity of the text and the estimated time it will take.

As a rough guide, for proofreading use a price of £45 per 1000 words as an indicator. For editing, use £55 per 1000 words as an indicator.

There is a minimum charge of £45.

Once we have discussed your project and I have seen the text, I will send you a quotation with a fixed price for you to approve before starting work.

How and when do I pay?2024-05-20T17:37:03+01:00

A quotation detailing a fixed price will be sent to you after our call. You must approve the quotation before any work is done.

An invoice for payment will usually be sent once the project has been completed. Payment in Euros is usually requested within 21 days by bank transfer. The IBAN number is shown on the invoice.

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