I offer a full range of writing-related support. First, copy-editing, which precedes proofreading in the process of publication: a text is copy-edited and then proofread for minor errors such as misplaced commas or overlooked spelling mistakes. The copy-editing stage is crucial, as it's here that style, content, and presentation can be honed to perfection. The idea of the copy-editor as a reader's advocate and author's ambassador gives some sense of how important, and privileged, a role this can be - with attention to detail, a sound knowledge of grammar and punctuation, and the ability to write clearly and concisely, a copy-editor acts as an intermediary between author and reader, making sure that the reader understands what the author has intended.
“The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.”
Next, proofreading, which ensures excellent presentation and a chance to iron out any minor flaws in the text. I'll work with you to ensure your writing is fluent and any referencing is consistent, helping you to communicate effectively and appropriately with your audience.
In addition, if you find yourself in need of some protected and nourishing time to dedicate to your writing, I'm an experienced and supportive facilitator offering bespoke writing retreats held either online or here in beautiful Devon. We'll work together to help you identify achievable and meaningful goals that progress your writing in a sustainable way; I'll also help you identify a timeline for building on the momentum we achieve during our work together so that you can realise your longer-term writing goals on a realistic schedule. I'm happy working 1:1, tailoring my approach to your particular needs, or with larger groups on shared themes or foci. Recent sessions I've created include interdisciplinary collaboration, drafting publication and funding proposals, and writing for impact.
Finally, if you're thinking about the impact of your academic practice with a view to building a claim for fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, I can help you translate your experience into the UK Professional Standards Framework so that assessors unfamiliar with your context can see the ways in which your work exemplifies the Dimensions of Practice. Whether you're exploring Associate Fellowship (AFHEA; Descriptor 1), Fellowship (FHEA; Descriptor 2), Senior Fellowship (SFHEA; Descriptor 3) or Principal Fellowship (PFHEA; Descriptor 4), we'll unpick your practice together, thinking through a series of critically reflective prompts that will frame your narrative. I have over ten years' experience across the full range of academic disciplines and professional services, with a strong track record of success; (confidential) testimonials are available on request.
If any or all of this sounds like you, please get in touch to tell me more.
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