I work for a diverse range of people:
Although many publishers copy-edit and proofread in-house, some outsource work to freelance editors and proofreaders.
Authors can come to me at any stage of the editorial process; each of my services are stand-alone. I offer a developmental edit, or critique, a copy-edit or proofreading service. Often I'll start with a developmental edit and work with my client until the proofreading stage. I'm happy to work with first-time authors or those more established authors who have already self-published. Writing a book, be it fact or fiction, is a labour of love and, rightly so, authors want their work to be the very best it can be before its published.
These clients want their publicity brochures, tenders, reports and websites proof-edited to ensure they're getting their message across clearly and succinctly.
It depends on two things: what you want me to do and what I think your document needs. Very often work lands in my inbox and the author hasn’t a clue what needs done. I usually get a request for a proofread because that’s the term people are most familiar with. Sometimes a proofread is exactly what needs done – a check that everything’s in order before the print button is pressed, ...