I work for a diverse range of people.
Very often students are pushed for time; their focus is on researching and writing their thesis or dissertation. Having their work proofread will give them the extra confidence to know they’re showcasing their work to its best advantage.
More and more recently I have been contacted by individuals who want their CV proofread. It is a competitive world out there and having a well-presented CV can give you a head start on fellow job seekers.
Clients who want their work to be presented as well as it can be before they self-publish. This would involve making final changes before publishing. I can copy-edit or proofread manuscripts, but for a more in-depth developmental edit I would have to refer authors on to a colleague.
These clients want their publicity brochures, tenders and websites proof-edited to ensure they are getting their message across clearly and succinctly.
I thought I’d write a journal post on EPANI (Editors’ and Proofreaders’ Alliance of Northern Ireland). For those of you who don’t know who we are -- and I’m guessing that’s most of you! -- we’re a group of freelance editorial professionals. Although the group has been going since 2011, it’s only recently that it has taken on a presence on the web. This has allowe...