Copy-editing service

You’ve researched and created your draft marketing copy. Now you need to tighten the message to form a strong, concise piece.

It’s tricky to get that fresh perspective when you’ve been so involved with the content.

Copy-editing goes deeper than proofreading and proof-editing. I sensitively improve the quality and readability of your copy. I respect your writing style too.

Copy-editing glides through the structure, highlights areas that need clarification, and makes sure the language style and tone flows throughout. It’s then smoothed over with a full proofread.

It’s the first stage of editing so it’s ideal for copy created by multiple writers, translations and copy written in non-native English. A final proofread is recommended once you’ve made all your changes. To be on the safe side.

This isn’t a rewrite. I carefully work with the material and information that's already there so your message shines through.

Copy-editing covers:

  • Structure: ordering of information
  • Vocabulary: style & tone
  • Clarity: cluttered, duplicate & disordered language
  • Flow: long & fragmented text
    PLUS a full proofread...
  • Language: spelling, grammar & punctuation
  • Understanding: ambiguous & confusing text
  • Omissions: missing words & unfinished sentences
  • Inconsistencies: spelling, hyphens, capitals & dates
  • Aesthetics: word breaks & hanging words or lines
  • Typography: font style, size & colour
  • Layout: text & imagery alignment

Head to the pricing page to see how I quote your copy-editing projects.

Lorraine is professional, organised, methodical and extremely talented. She managed a lengthy and complicated project for us, and the work was finished to an extremely high standard. What’s more, her positive and friendly approach makes her a pleasure to work with.
— Rebecca Jackson, Perfect Stays