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 a 140-page IFRS® Foundation 'effects analysis' document describing the likely costs and benefits of its Standard 17 Insurance Contracts.
Foundation documents must be unambiguous, as they are explaining complex concepts to an international readership. They must also comply with its style guide. The Foundation demands meticulous proofreading of its texts, which are often written by non-native English authors.
The IFRS® Foundation develops and produces a single set of high-quality, global accounting standards that are used in over a hundred jurisdictions to describe companies' financial performance.
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.