Copyediting is where I feel I can be of most use to my clients.
Of the text, I ask broad questions: are the key messages getting across clearly? Is it logical? Is it consistent?
And I work with you, the client, respectfully and gently through the editing stages so that the experience is a satisfying (and not aggravating!) one for you.
My approach to editing
These are the kinds of questions I’ll have for your manuscript:
Paragraph & sentence structure
My approach to working with the client
My job is to make sure that the text conveys what you, the client, want.
It’s important to me to check in with you to make sure I understand your wishes and intents.
- I will check with you for clarification if I’m not sure of anything.
- I will make concrete suggestions and present options if possible. (“If you mean xxx, then you might insert a line like ‘xyz is abc’ here for clarity. OR if you meant bbb, you could say ‘aaa’ in the next para.”)
- Any changes I propose are just that: proposals. The final decision will always rest with you.
Recent copyediting & proofing work
Here are some types of documents that I’ve had the pleasure of copyediting lately.
Academic online articles
|...Articles on VoxEU.org, the policy portal of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (regular & ongoing)|
|..."Analysis of China's 21st Century Silk Road Policy"|
..."Local Elections after Decentralization in Thailand: Lessons Learned"
..."Fascist Italy’s cultural policy for theater: Through the lens of Takarazuka Shojo Kagekidan’s first European tour (1938)"
|..."Disruption of the Global Economy and Emerging Market Responses"|
...Master's thesis on Japanese karoshi, death by overwork
|...English website text for a Japanese clinic|
...Overall text for renewed BAMBI website (coming online in 2019)
|...Print ad & promotional video text for a Japanese clinic providing physical therapy and Thai & Chinese traditional medicine treatment|
...Meeting 'scripts' for project manager in the private sector
...Internal presentation on business expansion plan for major private hospital in Bangkok