EDITING SERVICE

Words matter. And words are what I work with. With extensive experience in the legal sector, I edit technical and complex documents. Working in a top firm demands rigor, excellence, efficiency and quality. These skills make a great editor, particularly ones who work on technical documents, where every word counts. THE WORLD MOVES FAST, NOW BUSY CLIENTS do not have time to read a long-winded sentence over and over again because a lawyer wrote it without giving it (or the client) a second thought… TIRED PROFESSORS do not have the patience to comprehend a student’s convoluted theory because they did not take the time to sharpen up their writing. OVERWORKED RECRUITERS do not have the patience to decipher awkwardly phrased sentences in CVs… THE PROBLEM: who has the time to reread, let alone rewrite, their writing? I DO! As an editor, my job is to make your documents shine. Good editors understand their clients' goals. That's why the client must be at the center of everything an editor does. The tone and style of each text depends on the target reader, context, purpose and field. That's why, before I even lay eyes on your precious work, I must first understand your objective... An Edition or a Proofread? First, we establish whether you want an edition or a proofread. EDITION A rigorous process, a typical editing job involves: - checking for any grammatical mistakes; - checking for spelling mistakes; - removing unnecessary clichés; - correcting poor word choices; - shortening sentences to make them clearer; - fixing awkward phrasing; - fixing paragraphing and formatting issues; and - inserting any comments/suggestions, if necessary. PROOFREAD More of a light polish, a typical proofread involves: - checking for any grammatical mistakes; - checking for spelling mistakes; - correcting poor word choices; and - fixing paragraphing issues. I CAN HELP YOU WITH: - Contracts - Emails (within one hour!) - Memos - CVs - Academic articles - Blog posts - LinkedIn biographies and posts (without one hour!) - And much more! Also, I mark the changes up for all the edits I do, so you can track the changes I make and learn from your mistakes. It’s a great way to improve your English grammar! For more information (e.g., prices and deadlines), contact me on 603 736 815 (WhatsApp) or by email at gavinpattison@aol.com