What does a proofreader and copyeditor do?
There is so much more to proofreading and copyediting than understanding those annoying apostrophes!
Checking spelling, grammar and punctuation is only one part of my job. I also ensure the text flows logically and is consistent in usage and presentation (headings, page numbers, tables and illustrations), and I enhance the quality of the writing in terms of clarity, readability and suitability to the target audience.
I work with any type of text, including websites and blogs; promotional material, brochures and catalogues; business reports and funding bids; essays, theses and dissertations; journal articles, magazines and newsletters; and full-length books.
Why should you use a proofreader and copyeditor?
Proofreading is the final stage in making sure your written material is clear, consistent and error-free. You have invested time, resources and effort; don’t let yourself down by allowing errors to slip through, as these can undermine the impact of the writing and the credibility of the author.
It is all too easy to miss errors when you're reviewing your own manuscript because you know what the text is supposed to say. As a professional proofreader, however, I have been trained to look for errors and inconsistencies, and I am also a fresh pair of eyes.
Even proofreaders ask other proofreaders to check their written material.
Christina was always prompt, engaged and easy to communicate with. She saw things I had never thought of, and was in constant dialogue to ensure the changes she made, I agreed with, so the product was still mine through and through and yet vastly, vastly improved.
Levi Smith, Author of Within the Gilded City
Hitchcock Editing supplies an excellent editing, copyediting and proofreading service and my experience with them was an absolute pleasure. I did work with another freelance editor on my manuscript prior to this, but Hitchcock Editing far surpassed that experience in every way in service, support, quick response on queries, and professionalism. Added to the depth and quality of feedback on my manuscript by my editor, Christina Hitchcock, she cuts to the chase to get the job done. Thank you, Christina for all your assistance and great service and believing in my project. I am very impressed and highly recommend Hitchcock Editing services!
James Leonard, Author of Silent Screams
You have done an extraordinary job proof reading my novel, not only for grammar, punctuation and inconsistencies, but also making really valued suggestions on character and plot. Your style guide will be very useful for further books in the series. Thank you so much. Highly recommended!
Stewart Thomas, Writer
Thank you for your quick
response, and tips and suggestions for my manuscript. I have already recommended you to my colleagues and would suggest to everyone! I will surely come back to her with more documents to
A. Hornero, PhD Student.
Thank you for your work on my MBA paper. Your ability to understand and edit such diverse subject areas is truly impressive. I appreciate also that you were able to meet my tight deadline.
B.Ryan (MBA student) Perth, Australia
Christina has proofread and copy-edited various pieces of writing for me including two of my books (Frankie Feinstein and the Fenworld Thief-Takers and Lent) as well as short stories and poems. She has an eagle eye for inconsistencies and a deep understanding of language.
AN Edge, self-published author
Thank you Christina for your excellent work on proof reading my thesis. I do appreciate your input and would happily recommend you to other students.
R. Argus (PhD student, UWA, Perth)
I am very pleased with the editing work Christina Hitchcock did on my website www.buyingpropertyperth. She was professional and helpful throughout, and I absolutely recommend her.
Zana van de Graaf, Property Buyers Services, Perth, WA
you for providing your services for our brochure. I was very happy with the outcome and with your prompt attention during the process.
Mal's Consulting, Perth (www.malsconsulting.com.au)
You are a
genius. Your editing has made the world of difference to the flow and readability. Thank you so much.
B. Ryan (MBA student), Perth
We were very
pleased with your work on editing our promotional material and would be happy to recommend your services.
J. Cook, Business Manager, DialAGlass, Perth
Wow, Christina! Thank you for your excellent work on the newsletter. I really appreciate it.
N. Tasovac, WA Quilters Assoc., Perth
Christina has proofread various documents
for me, both for my and my wife's businesses, and as Chair of the local business association. She is diligent and meticulous, and a pleasure to work with.
Bob Foyers, Foyers Photography and The Bistro, Saxmundham, Suffolk
Congratulations Christina on your editing of our Scout group newsletter. It is a fantastic
P. Gilmour, Perth
If you're looking for a quote, or you'd like to learn more about how Christina Hitchcock can help you, please get in touch.