A proofreading and copy-editing service you can trust.
Make your words work for you
Which service would suit you best?
If your text is all ready to go, a proofreader can go through it line by line to spot problems and ensure that it is as close to perfection as it can possibly be. The same principles apply whether that text is a book or report, or something much shorter, like a blog post or your product packaging.
Proofreaders check for spelling, grammatical errors and repetition. They also look out for other problems that have been missed during the editing process, like inconsistencies in page and chapter numbering, layout mishaps and inaccurate referencing.
Before your draft text gets to the proofreading stage it may benefit from some copy-editing. Editors check for accuracy, consistency, spelling and grammar as well as spotting ambiguities and repetition.
Editors work to make sure that a text is consistent with ‘house style’, the set of writing rules put in place by a publisher or organisation. They may also suggest changes to the structure of a text, point out omissions and to the author’s ‘tone of voice’.
When you’re working on a big writing project it can be useful to have some support from an editor along the way. This type of editing is a collaborative process; a second opinion can be useful, helping to iron out problems with structure, spot inconsistencies and deal with confusing passages.
An editor will also help with ‘tone of voice’ and ensure that your writing is at the right level of complexity for the intended audience.
How much will it cost?
Probably less than you think. No two projects are the same, so before I quote a price I like to know more about what you are working on. That includes the length of your document, text, or manuscript, and the deadline for completion. It also helps to see a sample.
Your quote will be a flat fee for the job. It will be based on industry-standard fees recommended by the Chartered Institute of Editors & Proofreaders – follow this link to find out more about current rates.
Hello, I’m Julian Rollins. I’ve been a full-time editorial freelancer since 2002, working with all sorts of clients to create high-quality (sometimes award-winning) communications ‘products’. I’ve worked on print magazines and books, web content and brochures, product descriptions, and labels. Variety is the spice of life.
Before self-employment, I spent 18 years working as a newspaper reporter and sub-editor, a TV researcher, and, lastly, as a publications manager for a government environment body.
I’m a member of the Chartered Institute of Editing & Proofreading (CIEP) and work in accordance with its Code of Practice.
I’m based in the west of Wales, not far from Tenby. When I’m not in my home office, I’m out and about researching walking guides for the publisher Pocket Mountains Ltd.
Every editorial job is a learning experience, so I’ll bring years of accumulated know-how to your project. My clients are publishers, charities, public bodies, design agencies, authors and businesses, large and small.
Here’s a few of the clients I’ve worked with:
Associa Publishing, BBC Countryfile, Bauer Magazines, Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, Caws Cenarth, Clynfyw CIC, Country House & Home, Country Walking, Daily Telegraph, Ecocognito, the Environment Agency, FBM Holidays, Fellows Media, Forum for the Future, The Guardian, IPC Magazines, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Landscape Design Trust, National Trust Magazine, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Natural England, Powys Rural Regeneration Partnership, River Publishing, Target Publishing, The Times, Trioni, VIP Wales, Visit Wales, Welsh Government, the Woodland Trust, and Zodshop Media.
If you’d like to know more, please give me a call (+44 (0) 7842 769562)
or send an email.