Editing

I am a great editor. My spelling and grammar are impeccable and my editorial eye punctilious. I can turn lumbering sentences into limpid, cliché-free prose without detracting from an author’s voice or obscuring their original meaning. I’ll pick out even tiny typographical errors, misspellings, inconsistencies and malapropisms at proofreading stage.

As deputy editor at jmag in 2007-8, I wrote headlines, standfirsts, photo captions and listings, cut articles to length, and performed major structural edits, copy-edits and proofreading. I can work to any house style guide, or even write one for you. (I wrote the style guides for Is Not Magazine and The Enthusiast.)

Journalism aside, I can handle a wide range of materials and writing styles. I’ve copy-edited and proofread books for Hardie Grant Media and Echo Publishing, brochures, newsletters and websites for The Good Copy, city tourist guides for Right Angle Studio, travel brochures for Intrepid Travel, alumni and donor publications for The University of Melbourne and art essays for Experimenta.

Better yet, I can turn work around‚ fast. In 2006-7, I worked as a subeditor at Crikey, where I copy-edited and proofread each day’s email bulletin for accuracy and style, to a deadline of hours. More recently, I’ve seen short-lead jobs through from briefing to completion in timeframes of a week‚ or even a day.

Here’s some client feedback, December 2013: “You’re a certified copy master. I know it was a difficult timeframe and deadline, but what you’ve produced is fantastic.”

My academic background also makes me adept at copy-editing and proofreading PhD theses. I edit for clarity of expression and to any preferred citation style. I’ve edited theses within disciplines as diverse as architecture, human resource management and game studies.

Here’s feedback from one PhD candidate, March 2014: “I and [my supervisor] really appreciate your effort. All the editing suggestions you gave are great and insightful.”

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