Editing

I am a qualified proofreader and experienced copy-editor who enjoys working with words and assisting authors to convey their stories or points of view. I offer both proofreading and copy-editing services that address your vision for your work while also conforming to the house style of your publisher. My goal is to ensure that your work reads well without losing the flavour of the manuscript or diluting the author’s individuality.
Much of my experience comes from sub-contract work with Springer Nature, in their Springer-Praxis Space Exploration titles covering both manned and robotic spaceflight. I have also co-authored three titles in that range, including their definitive Praxis Manned Spaceflight Log which detailed all manned spaceflights up to its publication date (2006 for the main log and 2012 for Part II). Many of these titles are edited for the US market, but I have also edited for Springer-Praxis in UK English. Additionally, several of the authors I have worked with have been non-native English speakers, whom I have assisted to produce fully-compatible titles for the wider English-speaking market.
The Space Exploration titles are a Springer-Praxis specialty but are not the only field in which I have experience. I have also worked on:

• magazines
• individual submissions to publications
• website content
• adverts, notices and leaflets

(Note: many of these have been in-house publications for various companies I have worked for)

I am fully conversant with the standard proofreading marks and symbols, but I also have the facilities to work fully on screen, which is my preference as it saves paper. I am able to provide either fully-tracked Word documents or annotated PDFs, with secure facilities to enable the transfer of files between myself and the author.
As part of my contracts for Springer-Praxis, I am also required to edit the images that are used with each title (apart from the covers), so I also have experience of Photoshop to enhance the visual side of your manuscript if required.

Pricing
Each document or manuscript is as individual as its author and therefore the amount of work that may be required will also vary accordingly. Thus, it is difficult to provide pricing guidelines as a convenient list of figures for each service. In the first instance, please contact me using the details provided to discuss your requirements. All prices will be quoted in UK Sterling and payments can be made either by direct bank transfer or via Paypal.

Please note that I do not collect or store any personal data and will use your details solely for the purpose of addressing your requirements and fulfilling any contract.

The Springer-Praxis titles shown below are a few of those I have either edited or authored. Most of these remain available if you wish to review my work.