Good work is the result of mutual understanding. Clients are happiest and Tiffany is most fulfilled when expectations are clear and deliverables are defined. So, here’s an overview of what’s typically included in writing, editing and proofreading. Please feel free to discuss your specific requirements with Tiffany.
Copywriters and editors work in a variety of language, communication and publishing activities, including copy writing, editing, proof-reading, text formatting, DTP and project management:
Proof-reading (Level 1)
Checking proofs or final formatted, edited material for adherence to design and for minor, mechanical errors in copy (such as spelling mistakes or small deviations from a style sheet) and using standard proof correction marks. This may include comparing the document with earlier versions to ensure corrections have been made and checking the accuracy of running heads.
Copy editing (Level 2)
Clarifying meaning; eliminating unnecessary jargon; polishing language by editing for grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation and other mechanics of style; and checking for consistency of details. Copy editing sometimes includes substantive editing: editing a document for ‘global’ issues – clarifying or re-organising for content, structure, style, length and level.
Re-writing (Level 3)
Creating a new document or parts of a document, typically based on content and research that is supplied by the author, company or client (but Tiffany can handle this for you, if necessary). This may include adding original material to a draft, deleting material, re-organising material, collaborating with other contractors, or producing an entirely new draft in line with a client’s brief.
Remember: this is just an overview of what’s available; please discuss your requirements with Tiffany.