Editing

Here's an explanation of the types of editing I do so you know it's not just me going on a red pen spree:

Web content

I can revise existing web page content such as on intranets to make them accessible to level AA and more usable. I rewrite in plain English, apply style guide requirements and use a Content Management System. Visit my Web content editing page to see an example.

Substantive

Making sure all the content that should be there, is there and it's clear and consistent. This kind of editing is done in the early stages of the editing process, and is super important for theses and reports.

Copyediting

Correcting spelling and grammar boo-boos, ensuring tone is consistent and that the content follows the/a style guide.

Proofreading

Checking content against previous versions to makes sure all changes are included.

Managing

Organising the efforts of writers, editors, designers and approval authorities to meet a schedule for a document, for example a newsletter or annual report. As a managing editor, I develop a schedule and source/write content, meet with stakeholders and coordinate meetings and deadlines up to printing and delivery (and publication to the Web).

See some editing examples on the Portfolio page.