Desk-top publishing and editorial services

Important reasons

A top-quality service

  • enjoys a repeat-client rate of 85% (2020)
  • is always reliable, flexible and friendly
  • keeps to budget
  • always meets scheduled deadlines
  • delivers work tailored to the client’s brief
  • provides a sound knowledge of good, logical and fluent English
  • pays close attention to detail

Very experienced worker

  • Joanna worked in-house for 10 years as a junior then senior editor
  • has run her own editing business since 1981
  • dealt with more than 2,500 books, journals, partworks, catalogues, websites, etc.
  • edited books on a wide range of non-fiction, from instruction manuals to encyclopedias, politics and transport history to popular biographies and academic tomes, and profiles of dramatists to sports and gardening books
  • designed and typeset academic books, novels, memoires, histories and brochures
  • project managed single-author and multi-contributor books as well as several books in the same series

Good professional qualifications

A wide range of computer software

  • for efficient editing of raw text so that it is consistent and in the style required by the client, Joanna uses Microsoft Word style palettes
  • for page layout, she uses Adobe Creative Cloud or Creative Suite, especially Indesign, depending on her client’s needs
  • for image retouching, Joanna uses Photoshop
  • for making queries easy for authors to identify and deal with, she uses Acrobat Professional

Believes in the importance of CPD

  • attends professional training courses
  • regularly partakes in professional conferences and workshops
  • participates in professional editing discussion groups
  • belongs to professional support groups for the main software used