Services

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I specialize in plain language writing, copy editing and proofreading of:

  • websites
  • newsletters and promotional materials
  • proposals and contracts
  • educational materials
  • business correspondence
  • forms.

I will make sure that your content is clear, concise and correct.

Additionally, with over 20 years of experience in the graphic design/layout field and in print production, I have the expertise to proof digital and printed mock-ups.

Description of Services Offered:

Plain Language Writing

Plain language writing addresses a reader’s needs, taking into account their knowledge and past experience. If I am asked to write in plain language, I will get to know what the reader’s needs are through research and interviews, then write (or adapt previously written information) in a language, style and format that ensures our reader can:

  • find what they need
  • understand what they find
  • act on that information.
Copy Editing

This is what I typically cover when I am copy editing:

  • editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation and other mechanics of style
  • checking for consistency of mechanics and internal consistency of facts
  • marking head levels and approximate placement of art.

Other copy editing tasks that can be requested are:

  • adapting language to Canadian usage
  • writing or editing captions and/or credit lines
  • writing running heads
  • noting verbose or confusing passages and structural problems
  • checking all headings, graphs and charts against the table of contents
  • verifying consistency of typographical style in headings and in graphic material.
Proofreading

This is what I typically cover when I’m proofreading:

  • reading proofs of edited work
  • identifying typographical errors, and/or bad word, line, or sentence breaks.

Other proofreading tasks that can be requested are:

  • checking for editorial inconsistencies or problems
  • reviewing design specifications, such as page layouts and typefaces.