I have been a freelance journalist and copywriter since 2002, producing content such as brochures, feature articles, web content and meeting transcripts for UK and international clients.

In 2014, I added freelance book editing to my services, and I have worked as both a developmental editor and copy editor in that period.

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Editing

I’m happy to consider working with any length of text, from blog posts to complete book manuscripts.

Proofreading involves the finding and correcting of mistakes in spelling, punctuation, spacing, and so on.

Copy editing improves the formatting, style, and accuracy of text, usually without changing the content.

Line editing includes copy editing and also looks to improve the writing style at the sentence and paragraph level, in order to better deliver the message.

Developmental editing does not involve any of the above but instead focuses on the broader goals and intentions of the text, focusing on overall tone, style and structure, and it can begin before the first word is written or following the completion of a draft. (For both fiction and non-fiction).

Pricing: from £22 ($35) / 3000 words. Rates negotiable, especially when combined with publishing services. Get in touch for a quote, providing me with an outline of what’s required.

 

Publishing

I offer layout design using the industry standard Adobe InDesign software which can be employed to produce publications from leaflets and newsletters, to magazines and books / eBooks (including covers).

I also offer eBook and book publishing services, using print-on-demand publishing that requires no capital investment, other than payment for my services, nor warehousing. I turn completed manuscripts into finished eBook / book, list it for sale on Amazon and other online stores, and offer consultation on such elements as pricing and marketing strategy.

As a podcaster since 2013, I can produce podcasts and offer consultation for those seeking to produce their own. This involves guidance on recommended technology, content, hosting, and marketing.

Pricing: from £22 ($35) / hour. Rates negotiable, especially when combined with editing services. Get in touch for a quote, providing me with an outline of what’s required.

 

Copywriting

I offer many copywriting services. I’m experienced in promotional magazine articles, press releases, emails, brochures / catalogues, web content writing, speech writing, etc.

Pricing: Project dependent. Get in touch for a quote, providing me with an outline of what’s required.

 

Journalism

I offer, and I am experienced in, article generation, research, interviewing and feature writing.

Pricing: From £150 ($230) for 1,000 words. Get in touch for a quote, providing me with an outline of what’s required.