Creative project management
I can help ensure your project runs smoothly by developing and maintaining a schedule and managing deadlines; liaising with multiple contacts and stakeholders; commissioning and coordinating contract work such as illustration, photography, typesetting and design; managing budgets; and more.
My writing experience includes magazine interviews, press releases, art exhibition catalogues and content for books (including memoir cowriting/ghostwriting) and websites. I can also massage and develop existing content.
Editing and proofreading
Clever is great, but clear is better. To polish a text, I focus on things like tone, format and structure and whether aspects need to be expanded, removed, rearranged or rewritten. I make sure it reads smoothly and clearly. Finally, I correct errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling and format text for consistency. What I don’t do is make a text read like a stuffy grammar textbook or obliterate the author’s unique voice: maintaining the writer’s personality is key. I have a particular interest in cookbooks and food writing, architecture, design, art, photography, gardening and travel.
I also offer proofreading services: fixing errors in set text and non-text elements such as photos and captions.
I specialise in cookbook indexing, creating a user-friendly and comprehensive map of the book’s contents to help the reader find exactly what they’e looking for.
I can help you find and collate information, track down copyright holders and permission contacts and assist in sourcing photographs and artwork from local and international picture libraries.
Editorial feedback/manuscript assistance
If you are self-publishing a book, or preparing to pitch your book to a publisher, my experience in-house means I can help you to make your book most appealing to book buyers and publishers.
(*Do let me know if you need help with something else – I am open to new ideas and projects.)
If you’d like to discuss a project or find out about my rates, contact me here.