WHAT IS COPY-EDITING?
Copy-editing is the preparation of a text for publication, including stylistic, structural, intrusive and substantive editing, where applicable. The copy-editor's task is to ensure that the writer observes the conventions of good writing. The copy-editor ensures that the manuscript's syntax is smooth, punctuation is appropriate and correctly placed, and the writing follows grammatical conventions.
HOW I CAN HELP
I am a qualified copy-editor with extensive experience working with students, researchers and academics, particularly those for whom English is a second language. Past projects include dissertations, essays, reports, journal articles, papers, college magazines and fundraising material, among others.
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RATES & TERMS
Hourly rates are between £25.00 and £31.00 and include proof-editing as standard.
There are three tiers of hourly rate: student; individual; and organisation.
Minimum half-hour charge per booking.
New clients are asked to pay 100% of their invoice amount before they receive their work.
For larger jobs, clients may be asked for a deposit upfront.
Regular clients are billed when their work is returned and asked to pay within the invoice terms.
Payment can be made by bank transfer, Paypal or TransferWise.