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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

    31/05/2017

    An extremely helpful proofreader that went above and beyond. I was very surprised by the level of quotes I receieved from the site, but I knew instantly that Stephen was a likeminded individual that would get my book and what I was hoping to achieve. Stephen kept in contact with me and was able to do the work in the timeframe he had proposed. Stephen made the necessary adjustments for me to review and also gave me lots of other helpful advice. I would definitely use Stephen again, a very happy customer!

    07/04/2017

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

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