The Business Blend provides a professional editorial service to businesses, publishers and writers.
because words matter
‘I’m very pleased with the final result and the whole process. Thank you for your careful revisions.’
WHAT I DO
WHAT I CHECK
accuracy of grammar, punctuation, spelling and capitalisation
existence of ambiguities, inconsistencies or cliches
adherence to house style, especially in respect of references/bibliography and footnotes/endnotes
accuracy and consistency of information where appropriate
appropriate layout, formatting, structure and level of text
‘May I add my thanks to those of my co-authors? I have been favourably impressed with the efficient manner in which you have gone about your work.’
I usually copy edit in Microsoft Word using tracked changes so that you can see what I have done, or proofread by marking up a PDF using comments. It all depends on the type and stage of your publication. If you have PowerPoint slides or a fledgling website, I have techniques for working with those too. Occasionally I work in LaTex if the text includes mathematical or scientific characters.
FOR PUBLISHERS AND AUTHORS
I provide copy editing and proofreading for non-fiction book-length manuscripts and journal articles, specialising in academic, professional and educational texts.
I have worked on secondary and tertiary level textbooks and workbooks, professional handbooks and manuals, trade academic publications, online training course modules and journal articles for a wide variety of subjects.
I can help polish internal and external communications.
These might include:
handbooks and manuals
promotional and marketing literature
requests for tender and bid proposals
staff newsletters and magazines
website content and functionality
I look at style, layout, content, tone and consistency to make sure you are presented in your best light.
I help you to make the document serve its purpose.