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Stephen Pigney | Academic Outcomes | Crayon Rouge Editorial Solutions

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I’m a professional proofreader and copy-editor, providing high quality editorial and writer services to academics, students and independent authors.

I operate two businesses: Academic Outcomes offers support for academic writing; and Crayon Rouge Editorial Solutions is designed for independent, self-published and hybrid authors of fiction and non-fiction.

My services include:

  • Proofreading to check spelling, punctuation, syntax and grammar
  • Copy-editing to improve expression, diction and style, including appropriate phrasing and terminology
  • Developmental editing to improve structure and organization (for academic and non-fiction projects)
  • Beta reading for fiction and non-fiction
  • Formatting to prepare texts for publication (either digital or traditional)
  • Reference- and fact-checking services
  • For all potential projects, I provide an initial FREE consultation in order to discuss a client’s requirements, to prepare a quote, and to give a client the opportunity to assess whether I am suitable for the project.

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  • Fifteen years’ experience of proofreading and editing
  • Intermediate member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders
  • Background in academia as a university lecturer and researcher
  • BA with First Class Honours in History; MA; PhD
  • Independent author with one self-published novel, and experience of collaborating with other independent authors
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  • Bespoke editorial solutions for academic writing in the humanities and social sciences
  • Proofreading and editing for student essays and dissertations (both undergraduate and postgraduate), and doctoral theses; editorial assistance for scholarly articles and monographs
  • Informed by my extensive experience of setting and marking university assignments, and supervising and examining dissertations and theses, as well as my role as a tutor and lecturer providing both essay-writing classes and tutorial support for individual students
  • Mentoring and tutoring service available to help students with academic writing
  • UCAS Personal Statement service available, based on my experience as an Undergraduate Admissions Tutor
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  • Editorial services for independent, self-published and hybrid authors
  • Suitable for most genres of non-fiction and fiction
  • A package of services, from developmental editing to final formatting, tailored to the individual requirements of the author
  • Thorough but sensitive editing that respects the author’s voice and vision
  • Can prepare manuscripts for publication in digital form (e.g. on KDP or Smashwords) or as a print-on-demand book (e.g. via CreateSpace or IngramSpark)
  • Informed by my experience of independent authorship and of working with other self-published writers

    07/04/2017

    Excellent and highly recommended. Efficient, clear and very helpful. Thank you Stephen.

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