Project Description

Corten Editorial:
Friendly and professional proofreading and copy-editing services.

Since Lindsay took the challenge to work on a freelance basis and established Corten Editorial, she has provided proofreading and copy-editing services to a wide range of clients on a variety of projects.

Although Corten Editorial only provides a few specific services (please see the services tab for details), the array of projects copy-edited/proofread is fairly diverse, including but not limited to:

  • books (fiction and non-fiction, including IT books in US English);
  • marketing brochures/flyers;
  • website wording;
  • business reports;
  • policy documents;
  • terms and conditions documents;
  • newsletters (including those originally written in another language and translated into English)
  • product labels;
  • video scripts; and
  • academic essays, from undergraduate to PhD level (often written by those for whom English is a second language, in both UK English and, occasionally, Australian English).

Lindsay loves the varied nature of the projects she’s involved in on a daily basis, and being able to constantly learn new things from what she is reading!

Having spent over 20 years previously in an IT career (for various clients across the retail, engineering and government sectors), Lindsay is familiar with and comfortable in working with business and technical language.

Customer service is always high on Lindsay’s priority list, and she always endeavours to build a good working relationship with her clients, as evidenced by the fantastic testimonials she has received (see https://www.corteneditorial.co.uk/testimonials/) .

Guests and members regularly get the opportunity to find out more about Lindsay at Corten Editorial during open networking, 1 to 1s or through one of her 10 minute presentations at the weekly meetings.

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OUR SERVICES

The copy-editing service I provide includes the following:

  • Identifying and correcting any spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, incorrect punctuation and typographical errors (typos).
  • Improving sentence structure, for flow, readability and comprehension, whilst bearing in mind a style-sheet if provided.
  • Ensuring consistency of terminology throughout the document.
  • Identifying any ambiguities in the document and correcting them once clarified.
  • Identifying and correcting unintentional changes in font type, style (e.g. bold, italic, underline) or size.
  • Identifying and correcting outstanding formatting errors (titles, headers/footers).
  • Checking page numbering, section numbering and table of contents (where applicable).
  • Identifying widows and orphans (single words at the beginning or end of a page).
  • Checking titles and captions for any diagrams or illustrations.

I will agree with you up front how much leeway you wish to give me with regard to suggesting and making wording changes; i.e. how lightly or heavily you want me to edit your document.

This service is really intended for books as a precursor to typesetting/formatting and proofreading before publishing. If you are a business that requires this level of editing on your documents, my combined proofreading/copy-editing service is more likely to be suitable for your needs.

Proofreading

I also provide a pure proofreading service as a final check of content before publishing/printing (such as for a book, a brochure or a restaurant menu). This will be to identify minimal changes prior to printing, recognising any changes at this stage may incur costs. This service is not intended to make extensive changes, but to be a final polish only, and assumes that a level of editing will have already been completed on the document. It will include the following:

  • Minimum changes for any spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, incorrect punctuation, and typographical errors (typos).
  • Identifying unintentional changes in font type, style (e.g. bold, italic, underline) or size.
  • Identifying outstanding formatting errors (titles, headers/footers).
  • Checking page numbering, section numbering and table of contents (where applicable).
  • Identifying widows and orphans (single words at the beginning or end of a page).
  • Checking titles and captions for any diagrams or illustrations.

Combined Copy-editing and Proofreading

The combined copy-editing and proofreading service (sometimes called proof-editing) I provide comprises all of the elements included in my copy-editing and proofreading services. It is intended as a ‘one-shot’ service (rather than using a two-stage process of separate copy-editing and proofreading). I would generally recommend this for any business documents (including website text), essays/theses/dissertations and any more personal documents such as CVs/cover letters.

Document Formatting

If you submit a document to me for copy-editing/proofreading that is in Microsoft Word, I am able to help you with formatting the document, if you wish. This includes use of styles for different levels of headers, labelling tables and figures, and creating tables of contents. This will be subject to an additional charge on top of my standard rates.

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CONTACT LINDSAY DIRECT

Phone: 07841 017 539

Email: enquiries@corteneditorial.co.uk

Web: https://www.corteneditorial.co.uk

MEET LINDSAY

Lindsay Corten
Lindsay CortenOwner
Since Lindsay took the challenge to work on a freelance basis and established Corten Editorial, she has provided proofreading and copy-editing services to a wide range of clients on a variety of projects.

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