Carolyn is an admirer of – and advocate for – clear, concise communication. She has more than 20 years’ editing experience, polishing the prose of creative and corporate clients.

Carolyn offers editing, proofreading and fact-checking services to companies and individuals.

The time and cost involved in hiring an editor depends on the scope of the work required. Contact Carolyn to discuss your needs.

Types of editing & proofreading

What type of editing service might you require?

  • Developmental editing occurs at the early stages, working with the writer to develop a concept.
  • Structural editing often involves major rewriting of existing work. As the name suggests, its aim is to ensure an effective structure and natural flow to the text.
  • Copyediting involves rewriting for ease of reader comprehension. With your target audience in mind, more suitable words and phrases may be suggested, the tone may be altered, sentences and paragraphs may be restructured.
  • Proofreading is the last step in the writing process, when checks are made for punctuation, spelling, tense, capitalisation and grammar, and the consistency of your message and delivery. The purpose of proofreading is to have someone who has never read your manuscript go over each word for errors that might have escaped your attention.