Services

I provide the following editing services to publishers and private clients:

  • Sub-editing and layout sub-editing for print and online newspapers, magazines and websites.
  • Copy editing and proofreading for book and journal publishers.
  • Audio editing for podcasts.
  • Video editing.

I accept one-off, short-term and long-term bookings, from UK and international clients. In-person bookings are limited to the area near Glasgow, Scotland.

Email me for quotes and availability.

Sub-editing

In addition to standard sub-editing, I provide the following services:

  • Liasing with internal and external stakeholders (print and online). 
  • Major restructuring and rewriting (print and online).
  • Flatplanning (print).
  • Picture research (print and online).
  • Layout and sub-editing using Adobe InDesign or QuarkXpress (print and online PDF).

For online publishers, I also provide the following services:

  • Editing for SEO.
  • Verifying in-line HTML and external hyperlinks.
  • Applying and verifying internal links for canonicalisation.
  • Applying tags to content using content management system (CMS).

Contract and short-term bookings accepted. Hourly and shift-based rates are available.

Copy editing

I offer copy editing and typesetting services to non-fiction and fiction book publishers. I also provide feedback to authors.

Contract, project and short-term bookings accepted. Hourly and shift-based rates are available.

Proofreading

Proofreading services are available to private clients and publishers.

Electronic and hard copies may be proofed.

Proofreading does not include rewriting, feedback, fact-checking or typesetting.

Fee based on hours worked or word count.

Audio editing

I provide audio editing for non-fiction podcasts.

This service includes:

  • Removing fillers (ie, “um”, “er” etc).
  • Adding intro, outro and incidental music.
  • Removing unwanted content.
  • Balancing dialogue.
  • Adding metadata.
  • Creating transcriptions of final edits.
  • Suppling final mixes in various formats (eg, WAV, AIFF, MP3).
  • Making adjustments and corrections after delivery.

Fees based on hours worked or total duration of original recordings. Same-day service available.

Video editing

I specialise in editing current affairs short-form videos for online distribution.

This service includes:

  • Editing videos up to 1080p resolution.
  • Adding intros and outros.
  • Mixing dialogue and sound effects.
  • Adding stock footage.
  • Adding metadata.
  • Adding closed or open subtitles.
  • Creating transcriptions of final edits.
  • Supplying final mixes in various formats (eg, M2V, MP4, H.264 AVC).
  • Making adjustments and corrections after delivery.
  • Uploading to online video hosting services (eg, YouTube).

Fees based on hours worked or total duration of original recordings. Same-day service available.