Businesses

  • Are your business communications – annual reports, press releases, white papers, marketing materials, customer materials – as spruce as you want them to be?
  • Do you have a style guide to ensure your communications reflect your business, consistently? Do your communications read like they all come from the same stable?
  • I can copyedit your communications and, if you don’t already have one, I can draft you a style guide that will help you ever after.
  • You probably have a branding guide, which sets out how your communications will look overall – colours, fonts and so on, but you would also get great value from a style guide for everyone in the organisation to follow. It’s not the same as a branding guide. It sets out how the text itself looks and feels – from things as simple as using -ise or -ize spellings and single or double quotation marks to preferred vocabulary and the overall tone of voice, and what to do about quotations.
  • I have seven years’ experience as an employee in the private sector, and I’ve spent a good deal of the whole of my salaried career producing customer leaflets, technical manuals, template letters and so forth, so I understand what’s needed.
  • Get in touch to discuss your project!

Pricing is always tricky

Until I know the condition of the manuscript, its length and complexity, and what work you want done, no price can be given. Contact me to open up the discussion: info@aptwords.co.uk

If you’ve no idea what copyediting costs, see the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading’s suggested minimum rates for a guide, but do bear in mind that I’m an Advanced Professional Member.

You’re brilliant –

these look amazing and your attention to detail scares me a little! They’re much nicer to read now, and the style suggestions and style guide are really helpful.
Dr Matthew Whalley
Author of resources for practitioners and self-help on the Psychology Tools website