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SUMMARY OF SERVICES
I have worked on thousands of fiction and nonfiction texts during my long career. Editing is at the very core of my work, but I also offer all the other services required to take a book to publication. Don't think of me as a "jack of all trades, master of none", though  - I have been doing all these things for years, to a high level of expertise. My clients feel safe with me on their side, as their reliable, engaged, objective ally. What's more, I have the ability to de-stress a normally difficult experience by guiding clients expertly, demystifying the technicalities, and taking care of everything they cannot do themselves. Always sympathetic and sensitive, I develop powerful, trusting, efficient working relationships.

EDITING & WRITING

Editing - all types 

  • Fiction, nonfiction, academic

  • Development editing

  • Substantive editing

  • Stylistic editing

  • Paragraph and line editing

  • Content editing

  • Copy editing

  • Specialist subject editing

  • Sensitivity editing

  • Language editing (ESL)

  • Medical/science editing

  • Manuscript mark-up

  • Updating editions

  • Technical databases

  • Promo materials

  • Individual book chapters

  • Multi-author works

 

 

 

 

Writing

  • Copy writing

  • Technical writing

  • Re-writing  and re-purposing

  • In-text feature writing

  • Caption writing

  • Blurb writing

  • Promotional writing

  • Educational writing

  • Fiction re-writing

TYPESETTING & DESIGN

​Typesetting and design

  • Whole book design

  • Page design

  • Cover design

  • Artwork and illustrations

  • Complex text layouts

  • Print-ready proof prep

  • Mock-up creation

  • Pre-press coding

  • E-book coding and prep

  • POD spec fulfilment

  • ISBN barcode generation

    Suitable for:

  • Books, manuals and reports

  • Training materials

  • Questionnaires and forms

  • Author-support materials 

  • Leaflets and brochures

  • Single-page documents

  • Posters and display banners 

  • Monochrome and colour documents

  • Book launch and promo material

  • Educational material
  • Conference material  

  • Advertising material

PROOFING & INDEXING

Proofreading

  • Any document (single page 
    to hefty tome)

  • Hard copy and on-screen

  • Web and online content

  • Fiction, nonfiction and academic

  • Digital book checks

  • Complex and illustrated texts bursting with features

  • Proof 'editing' 

If you are not sure about the difference between proofing and editing, look at this CIEP guide: CIEP-Proofreading-or-Editing-free-ebook.pdf

 

 

 

 

Indexing​

  • Back-of-the-book indexes

  • Nonfiction, academic and fiction

  • Subject and author indexes

  • Special indexes (e.g. legal cases)

  • Key word/term selection

  • Image and data indexing

  • Corporate material

  • Manuals and guidelines

  • Loose documents

  • Online resources 

  • STM and clinical documents    

PUBLISHING EXTRAS

Other practical help

I do all this for my own books, and those of clients (individuals or organisations) who ask:

   

  • Full project management

  • Streamlining with in-house teams

  • Team recruitment for big projects

  • Print-buying

  • Printer liaison

  • Agent liaison

  • Press releases

  • Style-guides (housestlye) 

  • Fact-checking

  • Content research

  • Picture research

  • Author contracts

  • Legalese and jargon

  • Author and book promotion

  • Printing options

  • Publishing options

  • Digital publishing

  • Storage and distribution

  • Order fulfillment

  • Customs requirements

  • ISBN requirements

  • Library lending payments

  • Book classification coding (e.g. BIC, Amazon)

  • Setting up accounts for e-pubs and print-on-demand services

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