I work for a diverse range of people:
Although many publishers copy-edit and proofread in-house, some outsource work to freelance editors and proofreaders.
Authors can come to me from the very start of the editorial process. I offer a developmental edit, or critique, of their manuscript before going on to offer a copy-edit and proofread. I'm happy to work with first-time authors or those more established authors who have already self-published. Writing a book, be it fact or fiction, is a labour of love and, rightly so, authors want their work to be the very best it can be before its published.
These clients want their publicity brochures, tenders and websites proof-edited to ensure they're getting their message across clearly and succinctly.
I had a client recently who was the most engaged client I’ve ever had. He had me answer a whole myriad of questions before he took me on to edit his book, he rang me weekly to see where I was with it, what I was doing to it and what my thoughts were about it. It was frustrating on the one hand but on the other it was quite refreshing; I’d never had a client who was so attached to their work. One ...