Services

I offer a range of services in both fiction and non-fiction, UK and US English. I have a particular interest in science editing and science writing, and I have years of experience working with all sorts of texts:

  • Textbooks
  • Specialist non-fiction
  • Popular science
  • Scientific papers
  • Magazines
  • Blogs and websites
  • Theses, dissertations and essays
  • Novels
  • Short stories

Check out my portfolio for examples of my work.

 

Writing

I write blog posts and website copy for businesses, as well as articles, interviews and press releases for magazines. I have written across a range of topics, including astronomy, business, property, homeware and science.

I can help you by:

  • writing a blog for your business
  • brushing up the copy on your website
  • writing interesting, accessible articles for your magazine

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Editing

I edit fiction and non-fiction books, articles, blog posts and short stories. I offer copyediting (checking spelling, grammar and punctuation; ensuring continuity and consistency; improving flow) and stylistic/structural editing (checking structure, ensuring consistent style, suggesting deeper changes to improve your manuscript).

I can help you by:

  • refining your manuscript before publication/submission
  • providing detailed, line-by-line edits to improve your writing
  • advising on structure/style for your next round of edits

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Proofreading

I proofread fiction and non-fiction texts, from whole books to short articles. I can work in UK or US English, and I have a great eye for detail.

I can help you by:

  • polishing your writing before publication/submission
  • ensuring your copy is free from errors and typos
  • providing a final check on your essay, dissertation or thesis

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Manuscript reviewing

I read manuscripts and provide 3-4 pages of detailed notes about the things that work and the things that need improvement. I can review fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, giving you a clear guide to follow as you rewrite or edit your work.

I can help you by:

  • giving an overview of the work that needs to be done on your manuscript
  • providing clear, practical advice about how to improve your manuscript
  • offering suggestions for ways to make your work even better

Would you like to work with me? Contact me through my website or email clarediston@gmail.com and we can chat about what you need.