Business &
non-fiction editing

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I offer copy-editing and proofreading services for businesses and individual writers. My background is in media industry research/analysis and my specialist areas include advertising, business, mathematics and languages. I am a professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.

A professional polish for your writing

Are you a business owner looking for help with your published materials? Your communications say a lot about your business and can make or break your reputation. I have 20 years’ experience in business intelligence, writing and editing in the corporate sphere and know exactly how to help you perfect your content to make the best impression and improve client engagement.

Or maybe you’re an independent author looking to self-publish? You’ve worked hard on your project and obviously you want the finished work to be the best it can possibly be. There’s no substitute for a trained editorial eye to guide you through the process and prepare your book for publication. I’ll help you get your writing to a place where it truly sparkles and leaves your readers wanting more.

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Proofreading

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Copy-editing

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My Process
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Get to know you

The first step is easy. Simply get in touch via email or contact form, and we’ll have a chat about your needs. At this point I’ll ask you to send me a small sample of your work so I can assess how I can best help you. If I don't think I can provide what you need, I'll give advice on how to find someone who can.

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Agree on what you want

Once I have a good idea of the scope of the job, we can start to get into the details of how you want me to work on your content and whether you want me to follow a particular style. We’ll agree a deadline and negotiate rates. I won’t start working on your content until you’re completely happy with the agreed brief.

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I do the work

Finally, I set to work. I’ll be in touch to give you updates as regularly as you want, and I’ll probably have some queries for you as I go along to make sure I’m getting everything spot on. I’ll deliver the work as agreed on time and on budget and I’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you have about what I’ve done. For more details about how I work, please see the services page.

Ready to work with me?

Please get in touch using the contact form. If you have a specific project in mind, then helpful things to mention at this stage include the type of document you’d like me to work on, the approximate word count and what sort of deadline you have. I’m also very happy to answer more general queries.
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    Anne Austin Freelance Editing Services

    The work she's done on our entire website is exceptionally remarkable. She perfectly understands what we need: correction of all text content and advice. It makes our site look very professional. We were very lucky to get Anne Austin for the editing of our website. Her experience and professionalism made a huge difference for our business. We highly recommend her for any type of project!

    Aristide Atto, Ma Nanny et Moi

    Anne was my first choice for getting my bachelor thesis proofread. She not only surprised me with the speed with which she was able to do the job, but was also incredibly helpful when it came to properly formatting my bibliography. I can't recommend her enough if you're in need of a second pair of eyes to check your writing!

    Emma Sierhuis, freelance animator

    Anne is a terrific proofreader, writer, editor, and publisher. She has exceptional English skills and is brilliant at transforming data and words into highly readable, well written and engaging articles, papers, and reports. She has pulled together intelligence from across the world, synthesising it into published gems. She is super-intelligent, committed, loyal, and a thoroughly nice person. I could not recommend her more highly.

    Frank Harrison, Croft Analytics

    We have been working with Anne Austin Editing for three months now – and love it. Anne is collaborative – working with various members of our team to ensure the best piece of writing is produced. Her copy-editing insights are practical and her suggestions are well explained through real-world benefits. Being a start-up in a dynamic business sector, we need contractors who are fast, efficient and reliable – all traits Anne has shown plentifully. It is a pleasure working with her.

    Patrick Driscoll, CN-Bio