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Original Orange offers a professional and personal proofreading and copyediting service.

" An eye for an i..."

I proofread and copyedit with meticulous attention to detail and fact-checking, to help your writing find its true voice, uncluttered by the distraction of spelling errors and awkward grammatical constructions.

I polish your professional image for you, by ensuring that no misspelt words or grammatical errors detract from the professional presentation of your writing.



How I work



I usually work electronically by email, so can work with clients anywhere in the world. If a phone conversation is necessary to go over a complex project, I use Skype for international phone calls.


What you need to do!



You email me with your writing attached as a Microsoft Word document or if it is very long, a sample few pages with a note of the total number of pages.

You tell me the level of work you require – just proofreading for spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors – or copyediting with constructive and thoughtful input on improving sentence structure, flow and overall coherence and fact-checking of everything from links to names and quotes, as well as the proofreading.


Give me the following information



  • Your deadline
  • Information that will help me understand your writing and the readership you’re writing for
  • The intended publishing medium – website, newsletter, magazine, book, e-book
  • US or UK English required as the standard


If you would like me to work on copy for an existing website,
please include the url of your website.

I will confirm receipt, check details with you and give an estimated fee. On receipt of your initial payment I will start work.


 


Recent web clients



www.justtheplanet.com
www.food-and-family.com


Testimonials



Thanks Kit. You really helped get our website together, when time was of the essence. Great suggestions for improving the flow of the site copy. Good job!
Patrick - Liquid Lime Studios


“Kit has an eye for detail, not only in the literal and grammatical context, but with an eye toward everything necessary to make the copy successful, including context and consistency of voice. When she’s finished with the copy, it’s as close to perfection as you’re going to get.”
Denise Hummel, Director, Imagine Communications


Kit Heathcock regularly assisted me with the production of the annual school magazine. Her main task was proof reading. She also produced a prospectus for the school with the briefing that it was to be different from the usual school prospectus. This, not easy job, she performed excellently. I can recommend her thorough approach.
D.G.G.Hoare. retired Headmaster Perrott Hill School



 

Work Practices



I use Microsoft Word with Track Changes, so that you will be able to accept or reject each change that I have made with a simple mouse click. If you prefer I can simply note errors and suggestions in red. I read through each project three times to make sure that I have given my full consideration to all aspects of your writing.

I will e-mail you the edited document showing corrections and suggestions, with a simple guide of how to use Track Changes to accept or reject each change. I will always ensure complete confidentiality for the content of your writing.