The aim is for people to read your writing and understand your message easily. You don't want to leave them floundering or fed up.
Which service best matches your project?
Giving the words a final polish
Pulling a text together at a draft stage
Presenting text in a certain style, e.g. shorter, simpler, or suitable for the web
Turning raw information into logical and fluent text
Here's how I helped some clients with their texts. They were at different stages of development and so needed different services.
I proofread this police detective thriller, the fourth in the DCI Tremayne series.
The author, Phillip Strang, lives in Australia. He wanted the text in UK English, so as well as proofreading it, I suggested alternative words, expressions and turns of phrase to replace any 'Australianisms'.
Phillip has a number of other self-published titles available on Amazon.
I pulled together a report from raw statistics and focus group results.
Cymdeithas Tai Eryri had collected statistical data from its 'hard to heat' houses that had been fitted with air source heat pumps and insulation. Focus groups had also been held with the tenants.
I was commissioned to write a draft report; the 9,000-word text was finalised by the client.
Cymdeithas Tai Eryri was a housing association in Gwynedd and Anglesey; it is now part of Grŵp Cynefin.