Your copy is ready to go, but you need a ‘fresh pair of eyes’ to give it a final once-over.
I won’t just check for the obvious issues in spelling and grammar, but for consistent style, headings, use of capitals etc.
I’ll proof to your house style if you have one, or a default if not. I’ll check all fonts and spacing, numbering, paragraphs, margins, layout, links and everything else that goes to make up the whole look, feel and readability of your text.
I’ll work to your preferred method, for example using tracked changes, and will make full notes to point out, for example, where the sense might be ambiguous or the tone or language isn’t consistent.
If your text is not yet as you’d like it, or you need to combine documents into one or change it for a different audience, you need copyediting. If you’d like text written from scratch see copywriting.
Clients I’ve worked with on proofreading projects include:
- AELTC – Wimbledon (The Championships)
- Atlantic Books
- Edge Foundation
- Guy Fox History Project
- Laura Henry Consultancy
- Legatum Institute
- London Olympic and Paralympic Organising Committee (LOCOG)
- National Early Years Trainers & Consultants (NEYTCO)
- UK Sport