Proofreading and Editing
Proofreading covers the basics. It includes grammar, spelling and punctuation. If proofreading is all a piece of writing requires, it is nearly ready to go out into the world.
If you would like me to proofread your writing, I will ask you for a sample first. If there are no issues, I will get you to fill in a brief which will cover all of the technical and stylistic elements you would like the piece to adhere to. Then, if you would like, I can edit the sample free of charge so that you can see what it will be like. Alternatively, we can finalise our agreement and I can simply go ahead with the whole thing.
Copy editing is a more in-depth process which includes proofreading as well as looking at style, tone, wording, flow, consistency, acuracy, clarity etc. Whereas proofreading is about making sure your work is correct, copy editing is about making sure that the writing is achieving what you want it to achieve in the way that you want it to.
If you would like me to copy edit for you, I will ask you to send me a sample to begin. If there are no issues, I will next ask you to fill in a brief which will cover technical and stylistic elements as well as information about the audience and the purpose of the piece. I will then copy edit a small section free of charge so you can see what my work looks like. If you are happy with the sample, we can discuss payment and deadlines before finalising our contract.