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An editor can help at different stages and levels of project/document production:


The final check of your completed, copyedited project for errors before publication.

A careful check of the text's grammar, spelling, punctuation, consistency and flow.

Structural editing
Advice on structure, placement of material and language use.

Making your project look professional and attractive.


My special areas are

  • fiction for children and adults
  • non-fiction books
  • poetry
  • website content
  • the arts
  • psychology
  • social sciences
  • teaching materials
  • research papers
  • academic theses
  • plain English usage

Professional editing is recommended for

• novels and non-fiction books before submission to publishers

• documents which interface between the public and your business


• textbooks, manuals and distance education materials

• PhD or Masters theses (read about thesis editing guidelines)

• research papers for submission to academic journals

school magazines and prospectuses

• grant applications and project proposals


See a sample copyedit.