The hallmarks of good writing are readability, elegance and individuality – I believe in giving these equal weight in the editorial process. Readability and individuality are easy to define but what is elegance?
Elegant English, as described by Robert Hartwell Fiske in The Dimwit’s Dictionary, is “expressed with music as well as meaning, with style as well as substance”. Whether simple or complex, it is pleasing prose that flows gracefully.
Why choose me to work with your words? Because I take great care with them. Whether you’ve written a website or a work of literature you had good reasons for choosing particular words – I am always sensitive to those reasons. I ensure not only that your writing is clear, error-free and consistent, but also that it is elegant and that it retains the individual voice and character you would like it to have.
My sensitive treatment of my clients’ words has resulted in a very high level of repeat business: more than 90% of my work consists of further commissions and referrals from satisfied customers.
In the last 8 years I have worked on over 200 full-length books, nearly 600 medico-legal reports, around 150 course units for distance learning courses and a large number of reports, reviews, evaluations and proposals for government agencies, NGOs, international development consultancies and multi-donor organisations.
Below is a brief summary of what I offer, but please explore my website for more information. And I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, so feel free to contact me.
My main areas of expertise:
However, because I am part of an editorial collective, Editing Globally, I and my four colleagues can offer a huge range of editorial expertise across a particularly wide range of subjects. If you don't see what you need above, check out our Editing Globally website.
I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP).
I provide editorial and translation services for academic and trade publishers, business/corporate clients, medical consultants and doctors, expert witnesses, students and self-publishers. In addition to my work on full-length books, I have worked extensively on brand books, educational materials, travel guides, magazines, company literature, theses, dissertations and websites.