My writing experience includes recipes, memoir cowriting, magazine interviews and articles, press releases, art exhibition catalogues and content for websites and advertisements. As well as writing from scratch, I can develop existing content.
EDITING AND PROOFREADING
To polish text, I focus on tone, format and structure and whether aspects need to be expanded on, removed, rearranged or rewritten. I make sure it reads smoothly and clearly. I check that te reo Māori words have been used correctly and that marcons/tohutō have been applied when necessary. I correct errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling and format text for consistency. I don’t make it read like a stuffy grammar textbook or obliterate the author’s unique voice: maintaining the writer’s personality is key.
I also offer proofreading services: fixing errors in set text and design to help you put your best foot forward by publishing a spick-and-span, professional-looking finished product.
BOOK PRODUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
I can help ensure your project runs smoothly by developing and maintaining a production 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.
I specialise in cookbook indexing, creating a user-friendly and comprehensive map of the book’s contents to help the reader quickly find exactly what they’re 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.