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.
Always wanted to write but not exactly comfortable with the ‘writing’ part? Has your business grown too fast and you’re stumped for time to write your own content? Let me flex my pen on your behalf. I just love it when there are well-written, witty words out there in the public forum; they needn’t have my name attached to them. I can keep a secret if you can.
1-2-1 WRITING COACHING
What’s your writing conundrum? Looking for inspiration, tips or guidance to begin, continue or finish your article, novel or literary masterpiece? I can help. During this 1-2-1 inspiration session, we can go over whatever your writing pain points are.
For freelance writers, the work doesn’t just come to us, we have to go out and get it. With this pitching clinic, help is at hand for crafting compelling pitches that will pique the interest of your desired editors.
BREAK INTO TRAVEL JOURNALISM
Drawing on my experience writing for some of the world’s most prominent publications, I offer one-to-one freelance writing consulting. I work with aspiring and current travel writers to break into their desired publications and run profitable travel writing businesses.
RELOCATION & TRAVEL CONSULTATION
I have been fortunate to have visited over 100 beautiful global destinations for work, pleasure and leisure and grew up in four countries on two continents so you could say “relocation” is my middle name. I am also currently a Destination Editor for Panama with Essentialist, a members-only travel agency that curates unique experiences for discerning travellers. Talk to me about diving into the endless marvels of Latin America.
DIGITAL NOMAD COACHING
Would you love to effortlessly run your life and business from anywhere in the world? For most of my career, I have worked remotely which has given me the freedom to live in some of the world’s most photogenic places. This session will be your visa and passport to location independence.
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. 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.