Do you need a proofread or a rewrite?

Proofreading

What I will do

I’ll check your text for spelling mistakes, grammar and punctuation problems. I’ll also make sure that the style’s consistent – so I’ll check you’ve got all your numbers, web addresses, dates, etc. styled in the same way. I’ll use your style guide if you have one (and if you don’t, I can write one for you).

If you’ve already designed your copy, I’ll also point out any issues I see with that – like clashing text, dodgy fonts, mismatched headings, and so on.

What I won’t do

I won’t make any changes to the content or the tone. And I won’t muck about with the structure at all. So the words you get back will be basically the same, but without any mistakes.

rewriting

What I will do

All of the above, while also improving the way your document reads. I’ll:

  • make sure you’re saying what you want to say, in the right way
  • look at the flow and style of your words so they sound like they were written by one human – not a committee of robots
  • take out any jargon or corporate-speak
  • make it more readable by restructuring it (if it needs it).

Contact me to find out more.

What does it cost and how long will it take?

It’s always hard to say. Obviously writing costs more than proofreading. But they both depend on a lot of things – like if you want me to start from scratch, or if you already have your words but they’re very complicated (for example if I have to unpick a lot of technical jargon or legalese). As an example, for a blog post you’ll be looking at around £175. And for a batch of, say, five short customer letters, it’ll be close to £350. But these are very ballpark figures. So get in touch, let me know what you’re after and I’ll put together a quote.