Services

I offer proofreading, copy-editing and plain-language editing services. I also provide a proofreading service for schools.

I’m happy to work on electronic or hard copy, marking up your work in tracked changes or by hand. I take on jobs of all sizes, and you can be confident that I’ll return your work to you on time.

Each piece of work is different, and I’ll provide a quotation and service that matches your individual requirements.

Copy-editing

I offer copy-editing services, checking your grammar, spelling, punctuation, formatting, word use, tables and figures, heading structure, references and style throughout your document. I will ensure that these elements are consistent throughout your document (or set of documents) and add suggestions and comments using tracked changes in Microsoft Word.

Plain-English editing

This is a specialist edit, based on the principles of plain language. It helps you communicate with your readers in a clear and human way, while avoiding misunderstandings and saving time and money. Examples of documents I can help with include application forms, guidelines, information leaflets, instruction manuals, policies, contracts, product descriptions, service standards, consultation documents, and terms and conditions.

My edit will make the text as clear and straightforward as possible so that your readers can understand the information easily. I’ll also suggest ways you can make further improvements.

Proofreading

Proofreading involves checking through your text – usually at the design stage – to pick up on any final typos, inconsistencies, layout issues and spelling or grammar mistakes before you publish your document. This service is useful when you have already had your document copy-edited, or when you have translated a document from another language.

I also offer a proofreading service designed especially for students. I specialise in non-native English and have worked with students from countries such as Chile, China, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Oman and Saudi Arabia. For details, please click here.

School report proofreading

With a trusted colleague, I offer a proofreading service especially for schools. By working as a team, we can proofread large sets of reports to tight deadlines. We will check the grammar, spelling and punctuation and make sure that style points, such as capitalisation, are consistent. For more information, visit our website, School Proof.

More information

For more information about what each service involves, or if you’re not sure which service you need, please contact me.

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If you have any questions or would like me to provide a quote, please send an email to lauraannripper@gmail.com
Privacy

I respect the privacy of your work, and I will keep it confidential and secure, accessed using a password-protected private computer. I will not share your documents or data with anybody else without your permission in writing.

For information about how I gather and use your data, read my website privacy policy.