Don’t pay for a whole week of freelance cover if you don’t have a whole week’s work. Save time and money by outsourcing overflow workload to The Copy Editor. I absorb work that cannot be processed in-house, and work as flexibly as you need – on an occasional or regular basis. I’ll take on pretty much anything, from writing a single feature to subbing an entire magazine. Consumer, customer or B2B, I’ll adapt to the style, tone and needs of your publication. Even at short notice, I’ll do my best to help lighten the load.
Does your content need the kiss of life or just a light polish? Either way, I will ensure that your text is concise, organised and ready to be designed. If you have great material that lacks fluency, then I’ll rewrite and restructure. If the copy simply needs checking, I’ll make sure that it is factually and grammatically correct, adheres to your house style, and is legally watertight. All changes are tracked on Word. Any ambiguities, inconsistencies or queries will be listed separately.
I can work on any version of InDesign (up to CC 2019). All files and fonts can simply be emailed, put into Dropbox or sent via WeTransfer. Depending on the level of sub-editing you require, I can: check facts, rework copy, write captions, standfirsts and headlines, cut to fit, tidy grammar and spelling, and proofread, so that the layout is print-ready. When I have finished with the file, I’ll re-upload ready for your final checks.
The Copy Editor is a fresh pair of eyes at the final stage. I’ll check your work for errors before you go to print and send you the corrections via annotated PDFs using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Alternatively, as page printouts marked up using standard proofreading symbols. I can deliver these however you prefer – scanned and emailed as PDFs or sent via snail mail.