Recommendation

'Jenny is one of the most reliable and trustworthy proofreaders I've had the pleasure of working with. She responds to emails and messages very quickly and consistently meets deadlines (even at short notice). Working with Jenny means I often feel as though a weight is lifted during busy periods as I know that work will always be delivered on time and to a high quality. Thanks, Jenny!'

Dr Nicole Woodford

Company Director

Larkin Tutors

http://larkintutors.com/

Specialisms

Fiction - All genres

Non-fiction and Memoir

Social Care and Support

Housing

Voluntary Sector

Local Authority

Policy

Tenders and Bids

Authors: Fiction, Memoir and Non-fiction

 

I offer proofreading and copyediting. I usually work with Word documents provided electronically and use tracked changes so that authors can review all the suggested amendments.

 

I work with you to make sure that your writing is the best it can be.  I have a helpful, positive and constructive approach.  We can agree together what needs the most focus but in general terms, I check the following:

•    Looking for inconsistencies in style.
•    Checking spelling, punctuation, grammar, point of view and tense.
•    Commenting on issues such as wordiness or sentence length.
•    Raising queries or adding comments where clarification is needed.

And, where appropriate: 
•    Checking contents, page numbers and references.
•    Checking illustrations, tables, captions and labels.
•    Checking the consistency of layout, pages, columns, headings and sub-headings.

 

I can also offer electronic mark-up in PDF using commenting tools or BSI marks.

 

Novels and non-fiction books need different levels of editing before publication. If I am not able to provide the level of editing you require then I will be happy to refer you to a professional editorial colleague.

 

For Information: I do not seek permissions for copyrighted text and do not create indexes.

For further information about proofreading and editing please see the SfEP website
For further information about Indexing please see the Society of Indexers website

 

Business and Charity
I use my skills, knowledge and expertise to check that the work is in an optimal state. This includes:
•    Checking spelling, punctuation and grammar.
•    Looking for inconsistencies in style.
•    Ensuring clarity by reducing wordiness and using plain English.
•    Raising queries or adding comments where clarification is needed.
•    Checking contents, page numbers and references.
•    Checking illustrations, tables, captions and labels.
•    Checking the consistency of layout, pages, columns, headings and sub-headings.

 

Fact Checking and Research
For funding bids and reports, I can provide fact checking and research at an hourly rate. Please contact me to discuss the details of your project.

CV and Job Applications

Make your CV and job application stand out. I can check for clarity, relevance and impact.

                                                                                                  

Timescales and Rates

 

I will discuss your specific needs with you and agree a timescale for completion.  I will keep in touch with you as necessary to raise any queries as the work progresses.

 

For an initial quote, I will need some details about the work. For example, is it a novel, non-fiction book, report, thesis or a marketing leaflet?  I will need an approximate word count and a timescale for return.

 

I can provide a free sample edit on request.

 

I adhere to the SfEP Code of Practice and my rates are broadly in line with their suggested minimum rates, however, each piece of work will be negotiated and agreed individually with you.

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