PERFECT THE WORD

CONTACT DETAILS

Name
Lesley Jones

Location
Cheshire

Telephone
01829 781458

Mobile
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Web Site
www.perfecttheword.co.uk

E-mail
lesley.91@btinternet.com


OVERVIEW

  • Copy-editing
  • Editing
  • Proofreading

  • On-screen Editing
  • Research
  • Rewriting Text for Non-native Speakers

SERVICES

Copy-editing and proofreading of manuscripts. I will perform a second revision if the client requires it and if this has been allowed for in the agreed fee.

EXPERIENCE

I have been copy-editing and proofreading since 2009. I qualified through the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and Edit Train. I work with self-publishers and large publishing houses, including Pan Macmillan, Black Library and Harlequin. I am happy to undertake many genres of fiction and non-fiction, but specialise in sci-fi/fantasy and crime/thrillers.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • SfEP proofreading and copy-editing courses
  • Edit Train proofreading course
  • BA
  • Solicitor

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Some references from happy clients:

*My message to all budding writers is: if you want your manuscript to be polished and your words to have a beautiful fluency, then Lesley Jones is the copy editor for you! She simply has a way with words that helps the writer's message come across without sacrificing the author's original voice. She is meticulous, professional, and caring with any project she undertakes.

*Lesley has been part of our extensive pool of freelance copyeditors and proofreaders since January 2014. As one of the UK's largest trade publishers, Pan Macmillan only commission freelancers who have extensive industry experience and/or who have scored highly in our proofreading test - both criteria were easily met by Lesley. The Editorial Services team have been greatly impressed by Lesley's attention-to-detail and diligence. She has engaged excellently with the books she's worked on for us and is always sensitive to the varied styles of our authors. Given her confidence and professionalism, we've had no hesitation in commissioning her to work on books by both brand-name commercial authors and literary stars (among them a Pulitzer-winner). She is personable, flexible and great to work with."

PERFECT THE WORD


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