Editing

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Experience

Early 2015 saw the publication of a management book edited by me, Anticipate: The Art of Leading by Looking Ahead by Rob-Jan de Jong. Other examples of text types I’ve edited professionally are advertising material, web content, B2B and B2C communication, and magazine articles.

Costs

Editing costs are based on an hourly rate, as the amount of time required for editing varies greatly from text to text. After receiving the full text, I can provide a time estimate and we can decide on an approach together. Quotations exclude 21% VAT unless otherwise specified.

A surcharge applies to rush orders (delivery within 48 hours) and weekend commissions.

Approach

Track Changes I’ll use Microsoft Word’s Track Changes feature to indicate changes made to your document.

Comments To avoid introducing inaccuracies into your text, I will occasionally use Word’s Comments feature to explain my interpretation of a phrase and/or provide an alternative for another possible interpretation.

Explanations and additional suggestions On request I can explain changes I make to your text and—in addition to the standard linguistic and stylistic changes—provide other suggestions for you to choose from, such as synonyms or structural changes. This allows the ‘voice’ of the author to remain as intact as possible.

Areas of focus English texts written by non-native speakers may require more focus on issues likely to arise from cultural differences (e.g., communication style) and linguistic differences (e.g., word use, sentence structure). This may also affect the amount of time required for editing.