Editing services

To deliver a high-quality product that meets the client’s expectations, and is on time and within budget, I:

  • work closely with clients to understand the intended audience and any particular specifications, such as length, deadlines and house style
  • keep clients up to date and involved in any decisions to be made (e.g. on style and structure)
  • keep copies of all drafts and record any decisions taken
  • track all changes (but supply clients with both tracked and accepted versions)
  • use the latest tools for improving quality and working efficiently (e.g. Word add-ins and reference management software
  • treat all material as confidential, regularly back-up all files, and have up-to-date virus protection
Technical editing

The process of taking a document from draft to final product is outlined below. Depending on your starting material, budget, timeframe and requirements for the final document, you may need help with one component of the editing process, or with all the stages from formatting to proofreading.

The editing process
Applying styles to create documents that have a consistent layout and include features such as automated table of contents.
Read more about formatting in Word
Revising a document’s structure and content, as necessary.
Read more about substantive editing
Applying a consistent style (e.g. for spelling, punctuation and grammar).
Read more about copyediting
Checking the final print or web-ready text for consistency and errors.
Read more about proofreading
Hilary CadmanEditing services