EDITORIAL SERVICES

The Business Blend provides a professional editorial service to businesses, publishers and writers. 

‘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.

FOR BUSINESSES

I can help polish internal and external communications.

These might include:

  • customer communication

  • SMS/email templates

  • instruction guides

  • handbooks and manuals

  • promotional and marketing literature

  • reports

  • 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.

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