Having worked as a freelance proofreader and copy editor for over 15 years now I am no stranger to the job; I also worked in-house for about 10 years before that. I’ve worked for publishers, professional bodies and private individuals, and in that time…
There are many reasons for outsourcing some of the work on an editorial project – whether it’s an annual report, marketing materials, a brochure or content on your website or app.
We spend hours every week working closely with clients on their editorial projects, from annual reports to public inquiries, and we have refined the process to a point where we know every stage inside out.
Launching your own business is a huge learning curve, and we haven’t always managed to get everything right first time, but we like to think we’ve learned a lot along the way.
For project managers and team leaders looking to plan out a document’s publication in-house, we have prepared three specific checklists which are available to download online.
Finding the right fit for editorial work can be a tricky process. We know from past feedback that some organisations have completely given up on finding an editor or proofreader because of too many bad experiences when trying to outsource work. But when it works it’s like magic.
My recent LinkedIn poll revealed that, of those people who had outsourced editorial services, many have had a bad experience.
Much has been written about how to be more productive in the workplace. But what if – like those of us who work for Accuracy Matters – your workplace is your home and your ‘office’ is the corner of a room that has some other function of an evening?
Proofreading requires focus and concentration – often over protracted periods of time. So, what are the perfect conditions for proofreading?
Over the past decade technology has given us a bewildering number of new ways to communicate and, fun and useful as they may be, they are also ruthlessly efficient at distracting us from whatever it is we are trying to achieve.