The Writer’s Agency

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I am an experienced proofreader and copy editor. Though my background is in the humanities (PhD in English Literature), I have worked on documents from a wide variety of academic disciplines.

If you ask me to proofread your text, I will fix errors and make sure the text adheres to the style guide you’re using. I have experience of using the standard guides (e.g. MLA, Chicago, Harvard APA, the AP Guide, the Guardian Style Guide, etc.), as well as several house styles.

What do I mean by error? If you type their where you meant they’re, I’ll change it. However, I will not address the more substantive issues that are dealt with by a copy editor.

Copy editing
If you ask me to copy edit your work, I will:

-check for sentence-level issues.
-make sure the overall structure of the piece works and point out any holes or weaknesses.
-alert you to major structural problems.
-check the formatting of your work.
-check that you’ve applied the referencing system correctly.
-alert you to potential legal issues.
-alert you to potential inaccuracies; if you want me to check facts for you, let me know before I give you a quote for your work.

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