August 2, 2021


I can offer you a tailor-made service – from a quick proofread of one sheet of A4, through to a complete rewrite of a textbook or corporate handbook. Simply tell me what you want – and I will do it. The following is a guide to the variety of work undertaken.

Basic services

  • Copy-editing
  • Sub-editing
  • Rewriting
  • Headline writing
  • Producing style guides
  • Producing guidelines for contributors
  • Proofreading
  • Cutting or filling to length
  • Lay-out and design
  • Post-editing production
  • Brochures, leaflets and promotional literature: writing, design and production.

Specialist services

  • Editing high level academic, medical and technical material
  • Producing plain English from specialist, technical and academic material and adapting it for a lay readership
  • Turning translated material into ‘normal’ English instead of ‘translaterese’, while losing none of the meaning
  • Coping with ‘difficult’ books (e.g. multi-authored, foreign authors, heavily revised new editions of existing books etc.)
  • Americanisation/Anglicisation of copy, trade names etc.
  • Internet research.

Additional skills

  • Fluent French.
  • Good medical German (rusty general language skills).
  • Dutch studied to B-level.
  • Latin and Russian.
  • I am a competent translator, and have undertaken limited translation work from French and German, including medical texts, for several publishers plus the PIARC/Highways Department.
  • British Sign Language studied to Level 2.
  • Full driving licence.
  • 100 wpm shorthand.