Editing is the process of improving existing writing. Depending on the source material, editing may be anything from a simple light copy edit to a more substantial and structural edit. The editing process ensures you get your message or story across with greater clarity and consistency, enhancing and polishing the writing, whilst maintaining the writer's original voice.
Proofreading is the final check of typeset (formatted) copy. Proofreading is your last bastion to ensure that the work you are putting out, regardless of whether it is a book, website, flyer or blog post, is consistent in design and error free. Proofreading ensures your captions and pictures match, and that typeset copy is consistent in regards to spacing and heading styles.
Good text design is essential to facilitate effective communication with your audience. Choices in font, text size, spacing and colour can make (or break) your written content. While legibility is key, the typographical design should also reflect your voice.
It might seem contradictory to be highly creative and have an annoyingly pedantic attention to detail - but these are the essential skills an editor requires. I don’t just fix your written copy, I make it shine. Clients include authors (fiction and non-fiction), recipe writers, bloggers and website owners. I have over 15 years experience working both in-house, and as a freelancer. Now semi-retired, I only take on one book project at a time, but always have availability for small jobs.
A selection of snippets from Facebook reviews:
"Kim edited my book and turned a mess into a masterpiece!"Pauline Saxon
"... her attention to detail is truly impressive. I'd highly recommend Kim for anyone's editing needs!"Deborah Ferry
"Her editing is very thorough, and she has an unbelievable knack for retaining the style / tone / voice of the original work whilst suggesting edits and other improvements."Judith Bell
"Kim is truly amazing at what she does! She edited and proofread a piece of content for me and took it to a whole new level."Cara Oliveri
Bachelor of Arts, Communications (UTS)
Certificate II Proofreading & Editing (RMIT)
Contact me to discuss how I can help make your written content shine.