How I can help you

It can be tricky to spot errors and inconsistencies when you're really familiar with the material. I can offer you a fresh pair of eyes to make your work as accurate as possible.

I offer the following services:

  • Proofreading

  • Copyediting

  • Plain-English editing

I work with Word documents (using track changes), PDFs (using markup and comments), Google Docs (using the Suggesting tool), hard copy documents (using BSI markup) or online copy (using screenshots and comments).

If you're not sure which service you need, please just get in touch and I'll be happy to discuss it with you.

Nicola Pease, Ignite Coaching & Consulting Ltd
www.ignite-coaching.org

Proofreading / copyediting

Copyediting

Copyediting

Proofreading 

This service is ideal for when you have finalised your content and need a fresh pair of eyes for a final check to make sure that no mistakes remain.

When proofreading, I will check:

  • spelling

  • punctuation

  • grammar

I will ensure consistency of:

  • terminology used

  • use of capitals and hyphens

  • layout and formatting

I will also check for clarity and let you know if anything does not make sense.

I am happy to work to any style guides that you would like to provide me with or I can help you to create one.

Copyediting

If you are looking for a bit more than proofreading, my copyediting service might be just what you need. In additional to my normal proofreading checks, I will also suggest ways in which you can improve your text. This includes:

  • giving suggestions on how to rephrase sentences that are too long or unclear

  • ensuring that the style of the language used is consistent 

  • flagging repeated use of words within a short space and suggesting alternatives 

  • pointing out any obvious factual errors

This service may also be helpful if your first language is not English as I can work with you to help you make your text sound as natural as possible, whilst maintaining your own voice and style of writing.

Plain-English editing

Plain-English editing is a service that will improve the readability of your text.

Using specific plain-English principles, I will make your text clear and simple for your readers so that your message is easily understood.

This type of editing can be applied to various types of document, including assessment materials, proposals, tender documents and internal communications.

When your document is as easy as possible to understand, this will make things easier for your readers and also reduce the chances of your content being misunderstood or misinterpreted. 

 

Pricing

As the requirements for projects differ, I always provide an individual quote for each piece of work. The price for your work will depend upon the complexity of the project, the type of service requested and the required timeframe. I base my prices on the rates suggested by the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.

Flexible Payment Planning