What is well conceived can be expressed clearly and the words to say it flow with ease.

Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux​

Clear and well-written text communicates effectively. It reflects a thorough understanding of the subject, gives the impression that careful thought has gone into producing it, and inspires confidence in a reader. Correct spelling and grammar are crucial to the credibility of any piece of writing, while mistakes can undermine trust.

Why you need an editor

Many people find it difficult to express themselves well in writing. As an editor, I can help you say what you want to say clearly and coherently. Think of an editor as someone who can help you use words to get your message across. Many of us would hesitate to tackle wiring or plumbing jobs ourselves, and would rather employ a professional electrician or plumber because we trust them to do a good job.

Even if you are an experienced writer, your closeness to the work can often make it difficult for you to see problems. A fresh pair of eyes can spot mistakes and inconsistencies, and identify potential improvements, much more quickly and easily.

I offer copyediting, proofreading, web editing and proofing, and transcription services. I can also rewrite, repurpose or restyle any document for print or online circulation. I have over 30 years of freelance editorial experience with academic books, popular paperbacks, reference works, catalogues, journals, reports, websites and many other kinds of publications.

Illuminated initial engraved by Robert Maynard for The Stealing of the Mare (Gregynog Press, 1930)