Services

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

I’m happy to work in Word, PDF, your website CMS and other programs, marking up your work using built-in tools (such as Track Changes). I work on projects of all sizes, and you can be confident that I’ll return your edited or proofread document 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. It is also helpful if you want to check for layout issues once your text has been laid out in a PDF by a designer.

I also offer a thesis-proofreading service for doctoral students. For details, please see Proofreading for students.

Collaboration

If your project has a tight deadline or there’s a large volume of work, I can work with a trusted colleague to edit or proofread your text within a shorter time. Please contact me for more information about this service.

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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Contact me

If you have any questions or if you 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.

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