WORK WITH ME
If you’re an editor in need of eloquent and well-researched writing on all things travel, life design, entrepreneurship and location independence, I’ll happily be your pen for hire.
As they say, written work is only as good as its editor. Help is at hand for whatever degree of editing services you require for your book, academic article, report, proposal, website text or blog.
SPEAKING & WORKSHOPS
When I’m not gallivanting somewhere (or writing about it), I speak and offer workshops on (travel) writing, blogging, self-publishing and life design.
There are three distinct levels of editing, from light to heavy. If you’re unsure about the extent of editing your project requires, I’d be more than happy to discuss this with you. Editing rates are charged per word in Pound Sterling (GBP) and include two rounds of feedback.
THE EDITING PROCESS
If you would like me to cast my eyes over your written work, please email me with the nature of your book, article or text, word count and where possible, attach the actual work to the message (Word format is preferred). Once we agree on rates, timings and the level of editing required, a 50% deposit is required and payment may be made by Transferwise (preferred), PayPal or bank transfer.
Anyone who’s ever written anything knows that proofreading is crucial for a gratifying final draft. Proofreading is the final polish and last stage of the editing process where an editor lends their watchful eye over your grammar, punctuation, stylistic consistency, word usage and spelling. I’m allergic to typos – let me help you annihilate them.
Oh no! The main character starts off being called Christian but you refer to him as Edward in chapter two. Continuity errors diminish the credibility of your written work like no man’s business, and nobody wants that right? Line editing or copyediting examines consistency and continuity, clarity, flow, overused words and sentence structure. In a nutshell, it reviews whether your message is being effectively relayed, which ultimately, is your goal.
Also known as substantive editing, this is an in-depth look at the big picture of your work leaving no stone unturned. With your intended audience in mind, it’s an audit of general organisation, consistency of voice, readability, language issues, transitions, character development, marketability, major inconsistencies, plot holes and factuality. As such, additional research may be involved. Developmental editing ensures that all pieces of the puzzle really are intact.