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Welcome to Chris Steel Editorial Services | Personalised Editing and Proofreading Services

DO YOU NEED HELP WRITING IN ENGLISH? HAVING TROUBLE MEETING DEADLINES?

Perhaps you have written your document but are so involved in it that you don’t spot those easily missed errors such as ‘form and from’, ‘their and there’; or maybe you don’t notice when the all-important ‘not’ is omitted. Are English prepositions a matter of guesswork? Spell-checks aren’t much use in these instances.

I HAVE MANY YEARS’ EXPERIENCE proofreading, editing and writing overseas development project documentation, academic work, magazine articles, CVs, advertising material etc.

WHY USE ME?

First impressions count. I can provide that fresh pair of eyes for spotting inconsistencies in both content and format, cross-referencing and compiling indexes if applicable. It is these final touches that can make all the difference to your valuable work and might give you the winning edge on that job, bid or higher grade.

WHAT DO I WORK ON?

Anything using words really, from annual reports to websites; essays and theses to CVs in defined formats. I specialise in editing and ghost-writing proposals for bids, evaluation reports as well as editing conference materials for computerized presentation.

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HOW I WORK

I offer an efficient and friendly editorial service, working with the author(s) to achieve the optimum effect according to timescale. This will vary from proofreading, copy-editing, to re-writing, depending upon your requirements.

The service you need will depend on the complexity of your text and what stage it is at, but could include:

  • checking for errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • making sure your message is clear and unambiguous
  • checking that your text is complete and in a logical order
  • checking facts and figures
  • rewriting your text in plain, jargon-free English
  • applying consistent styles and formats to your text
  • checking the layout of your text before it is printed
  • cross-referencing and indexing
  • making electronic and hard copies as preferred

I will agree the best way to work with you either

  • on paper, using the recognised British symbols, which I can go through with you if necessary, or
  • by using MS Word track changes supplying both a clean copy and another showing the markings. I find the latter method is especially useful to non-native English writers who might want to improve their language skills
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