This improves the text, ensuring it is accurate, consistent, logical, flowing and clear. It results in a good writing style, where the language has been polished to a publishable standard, but where the voice of the author can still be heard.
This takes place after the editing process and concentrates on two areas:
Before I can give you a price for your editing project, I need to assess it – or at least a sample of it (min. 3000 words). When preparing a quotation I consider the length of the document, its complexity and the level of editing or proofreading required.
Quotations reflect the rates recommended by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. These may be expressed either as hourly rates or as cost per 1000 words, depending on the material being assessed.
I play flute and saxophone in various jazz bands and music ensembles. I did my training in Editing and Proofreading Music with the SfEP.
Some of the business improvement projects I've worked on, either as a Business Analyst or as a Senior Project Manager, include ICI Aromatics, ICI Tioxide, ICI Paints, Ford Transit Vans, Ford Cars (Halewood and Dagenham), General Motors/IBC, Hepworth Building Products, Brossard, Grand Metropolitan, Dale Farm, Craven's of York, Sidlaw Packaging, Hunting Aviation, De La Rue, British Energy, Coca-Cola Schweppes and ABB Berlin.
I have extensive business knowledge, with specific experience of the following methodologies: Supply Chain Management, Organisational Effectiveness, New Product Development, Asset Management, Total Quality Management, Total Productive Maintenance, Design for Manufacture, Statistical Process Control, Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing.
I trained as an ELT teacher at ILC in Paris and have taught in France, Switzerland and the UK.
Some useful links
The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) provides an explanation of what is involved in these services and offers advice on how they should be used. Use these links to their website to find out more: