I believe proofreaders are born with a peculiar quirk in
their nature that forces them to scrutinise all and any
piece of writing that comes their way. Nothing is safe from
such a person, whether it be the annual report of a large
corporation or the label on a jam jar.
of that innate quirk, I was able to utilise it in various
roles which included teaching, seven yearsí proofreading
for a provincial newspaper, writing and editing communications
for a large utility company and now in my own business.
involves correcting spelling errors and punctuation, ensuring
the right word is in the right place and checking for consistency
in type, fonts and spacing.
make minor adjustments to conform to the requirements of
the printed page, such as ensuring that headings do not
appear at the bottom of a page or pages begin with the short
last line of a paragraph.
Copy is a piece of writing
intended for publication, whether it be a newsletter, a
report, a book or even a letter.
is standardising the copy so that consistency is achieved.
It includes proofreading.
make corrections to grammar, sentence structure and inconsistencies
in style. Other changes (for example to style, sense and
contents) are suggested only, giving the writer the opportunity
to accept or reject them.
Maybe you have written something that
does not look just quite right. You know it could be phrased
differently but youíve run out of ideas. I can bring a fresh
perspective to your writing and maybe help you overcome
that writerís block.
you would like to send a newsletter to your customers. You
have the information you want to pass on but you just havenít
the time to put it together. Give me the copy and I will
turn it into an attractive and effective newsletter.
may even have a great concept that you want to put before
a possible client but you are not sure how to word the proposal
or presentation. Use my experience in corporate writing
to produce a presentation.
are looking for that perfect job and need a CV. I can help
you identify what information to include, your transferable
skills and format the CV for you in such a way that it should
appeal to your target market and get you that all-important
interview. I can also help you with interviewing and presentation
your needs, I can help you make sure that your words work
for you in the best possible way.
You need some information on a particular
topic but just havenít the time to sift through all the
resources available. I can save you time by systematically
investigating whatever field of knowledge you are interested
in, discovering or establishing the facts or principles
that you seek.
Proofreading, editing and copy writing
Phone: +64 3 545 1252
Cellphone: 027 221 0481
Fax: +64 3 545 1251
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