Editing

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Experience

Early 2015 saw the publication of a management book I edited, 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 communication and B2C communication, and magazine articles.

Costs

Editing costs are based on an hourly rate, as the amount of time required differs 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 use Microsoft Word’s Track Changes feature to indicate changes made to the document.

Comments To avoid introducing inaccuracies, I 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 the changes I make and complement the standard linguistic and stylistic changes with additional 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 a greater focus on issues likely to arise from cultural differences (e.g., communication style) and linguistic differences (e.g., word use, sentence structure). This may affect the amount of time required for editing.