Melbourne editing and proofreading services

I'll make your writing clear, engaging and error-free, so you make a positive first impression on your readers.

And we all know how important first impressions are, right?

But if you’re like most people, editing or proofreading the words you’ve written can be hard. Often, no matter how many times you read your communication, you can miss even the simplest of errors or opportunities for improvement.

It's easy to do. But left unresolved these can detract from your communication’s key messages and damage your brand.

That’s where I come in. 

As a professional editor and proofreader, I can trim the fat and reduce the fluff in your writing, so it's clear and engaging for your readers. I’ll get rid of errors and inconsistencies, too. 

I have more than 10 years' experience editing and proofreading all sorts of communications. These include:

  • Ads
  • Articles
  • Blogs
  • Brochures
  • Case studies
  • Emails
  • Flyers
  • Job descriptions
  • Newsletters
  • Press releases
  • Profiles
  • Proposals
  • Reports
  • Résumés
  • Social posts
  • Tenders
  • Websites.

Here’s a more detailed breakdown of my editing and proofreading services.

Structural editing

Structural editing is a great option if you’re worried your communication isn't quite hitting the mark.

We’ll start by chatting about your target audience and communications goals. Then, I’ll review and edit your writing, so the language, content and structure reflect your goals and audience's needs.

I’ll also copy edit and proofread your communication, so it’s error-free, concise and consistent.

Copy editing

Copy editing is a pared-back editing option. It's perfect when you want to improve your communication’s clarity, consistency and quality. Many small businesses opt for copy editing when their budgets don’t stretch to a full copywriting or business writing service.

With copy editing, I’ll look at your communication’s:

  • Tone and style.
  • The order of topics.
  • Use of headings and lists.
  • Paragraph and sentence length.
  • Flow and other key elements.

Along the way, I’ll also find ways to simplify the language and remove excess words. Because complex and unnecessarily long copy will only confuse and bore your readers.

Proofreading

Think of proofreading as the quality control stage of the writing process. Proofreading ensures your communication looks and sounds professional. It's your last chance to fix any spelling, grammaratical and punctuation errors that could otherwise leave you looking red-faced. 

As part of your proofreading service, I’ll also check your writing for:

  • The consistency of terminology.
  • The consistent use of fonts and styles.
  • Sequential page numbering, headings, table references, etc.

I follow the Australian Style manual – For authors, editors and printers. But if you prefer, I can use your company’s style guide as a basis for editing and proofreading.

Want to learn more? 

Get in touch today to discover how I can polish and perfect your communications. 

 
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Kate’s writing and proofreading skills are exemplary and she can make any piece of writing sound substantially better!
— Amelia Yip, ECMS
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