Editing services

With my variety of interests and experiences I am certainly a specialist in marine, cooking, legal and (with the aid of my partner) aviation works, but I welcome other project topics as well. To find out more or to discuss a potential project, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Every document is unique. One reads faster or needs less involvement than another. This affects the amount of pages per hour.

Contact me for a quote.

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Structural editing

Copyediting

Proofreading

Indexing

 

Types of editing


Structural editing

Assessment:

  • overall coherent and logical structure

  • clarity of thought (purpose)

  • accuracy

  • consideration of audience level

Advice:

  • headings and navigation aids

  • plain language use

  • visuals or auxiliary text materials

  • source quoting, permissions

Identify:

  • superfluous material

  • create reference material (glossaries, indexes, end notes)

 
  • review visual and organizational materials

  • clarify meaning and smoothing out language

  • checking grammar, spelling, punctuation, accuracy

  • understand issues related to using other languages

  • check for completeness

  • apply revisions after author consultation (round 2)

Copyediting

 
 

Final review after typesetting. Check:

  • completeness

  • consistent use of content

  • spelling, punctuation, numerical material, navigation elements

  • typographical elements (design specifications)

Proofreading

Created after the proofreading stage.

 Elements:

  • headings, subheadings and qualifiers

  • cross-references, alternative keywords

  • see/see also references


Formats:

  • run-in style

  • indented style

Indexing

 

Merel Elsinga
Victoria, BC, Canada

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