Editors are wordsmiths. We turn ordinary documents into models of clarity and style.
We work on material that is intended for all kinds of print media, or for the web, or for television or radio.
Your document must compete with all the other information ‘out there’. An editor can help make your message worth the effort of finding and reading it. You have an audience (or you’re going to find one); an editor makes those people want to read or hear what you have to tell them, and helps them to understand it.
Editors work on reports, books, policy statements, curriculum materials, Web pages, press releases, tender documents and proposals, newsletters, conference proceedings, annual reports, exhibition interpretation, online magazines, training courses…you name it, we’ve crafted it. We can even prepare templates to help you streamline things next time.
Some editors are also experienced in training people to write more clearly and effectively.
When you hire an editor
Editors can work for an hourly rate or a negotiated fixed fee. Be clear what you want them to do for you and document it.
The Editors Directory is a national list of freelance editors who are professional members of the Institute of Professional Editors. You can search for an editor who offers the services you need and has expertise in the subject or subjects you are writing about. It also allows you to search for editors who can work in a language or languages other than English, or have experience working with authors from a non-English speaking background.