SERVICES

 
 
 
 

EDITING

You’re nearly there with your content and now you’d like a pair of super-sharp proofreading eyes to spot those hard-to-see typos…

No worries! I provide editing and proofreading services to authors, businesses, institutions and tertiary students for a range of written products, from short stories to website content and everything in between. I have experience editing in accordance with Australian, British and American English spelling and grammar rules. Most clients like me to do all editorial changes electronically using the track changes and comments functions in Microsoft Word, but I can also work with Adobe Creative Cloud files.

WRITING

You’re looking for a good communicator who’s got the knack for writing clear content for print, social media and the web…

You’ve come to the right place. I’ve been writing ever since I can remember, and it’s what I love and do best. The written word is everything to me, which is why I’m currently writing a doctoral thesis in English literature. I’ve written content for just about every channel you can think of. I've worked on internal and external communications for both print and online distribution. If you’ve got something to say, I can help you put it into the right words.

SOCIAL MEDIA

You get that a good social media content plan shouldn’t rely on the “hard sell” but you’re not sure how to get the most out of your channels…

One of the things I’m really passionate about is digital communications, particularly social media. With social media, you can reach huge numbers of people very quickly. But how do you stand out from the rest? Creativity is a huge part of it and so is well-prepared messaging. This is what I love to do and I learned a lot working on the ‘Visit Australian Parliament House’ social media channels for the Department of Parliamentary Services. If you need a hand creating attractive, imaginative content for your social media accounts, I’d be glad to help.

PLAIN ENGLISH

You know your clients and readers want the clearest possible information from you, but you’re so used to writing in the ‘company way’…

During my career, I spent several years in government, both here in Australia and in the UK. Often I was baffled and frustrated by the way government teams write and speak, both to each other and to the public. Now, I make a point of spreading the good word about the merits of plain English.

If you have content that is full of jargon and complex language, I can rewrite it in plain English. Writing in plain English means using a clear style and avoiding complex language. Writing in plain English is not simply ‘dumbing down’ language for the sake of it. It’s about having a meaningful conversation with your audience. It’s about helping your readers and customers to understand, quickly, the important things you are trying to tell them by using everyday language.

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