Edditing and poofreeding snot easy so, trust, the excerpts.
At bluebamboo, I provide core editorial services:
• copyediting: removing errors of grammar, syntax and spelling; ensuring consistency of style; fact- and accuracy-checking; and polishing text to provide smooth, flowing copy while maintaining the author’s voice.
• proofreading: blitzing typos and literals; waging war on punctuational faux pas; guaranteeing that you don’t make a pubic [sic] spectacle of yourself online or in print.
In short, I know when to question orthographic tradition (looking at you, e.e. cummings) and when to flout it (have at it, bluebamboo!). I know when to hang indents and not to dangle a modifier. We all know how difficult it is to to proofread your own material (NO, using spellcheck is NOT enough), so let me eliminate any doubts and ensure your copy is error- and typo-free.
While I specialise in fiction, ELT/education and Trade non-fiction publishing, as well as online academic materials, bluebamboo’s editorial services will transform any text – printed or online – into smoothly flowing, engaging, readable and, above all, accurate copy.
I also have many years’ experience of working closely with designers on illustrated print material, and I provide picture research and project management along with editorial services.
(Finally, if you didn’t spot the repeated ‘to’ above, you definitely need my help!)
Getting in touch
‘It’s been a pleasure working with you. We felt in very good hands throughout the project.’ (Oxford University Press US)
‘I continue to be impressed with your efficiency and proactiveness with regards to keeping everything on track and reminding me and the team when stuff is due! Your project-management skills are excellent and I know that if I freelance a project out to you guys, it will be in a safe pair of hands.’ (Oxford University Press UK)
‘It’s been a real pleasure working with you. Thank you for being communicative, flexible and reliable throughout.’ (Cambridge University Press)
‘The editing job you did for me was superb!’ (The Open University)
‘An excellent spot of proofreading.’ (The Open University)
‘Very much appreciate your fast turnaround!’ (Octopus Books)