SORREL DOWNER

Journalist, film producer, and media consultant, mixing it up for TV, online, newspapers and magazines. I cover travel & tourism, lifestyle, and design. Mainly. This is the HQ for previous work, and an introduction to current projects. I work all over the world and live on a farm in Cadiz which I write about at www.somewheresville.org.

Editing Services

I edit copy for business, marketing and PR, proofing and correcting content to a professional standard, ready for publication. Helping my clients create clear, compelling and engaging English language copy for press releases, brochures, guides, magazine articles and websites can involve anything from a bit of a polish to a thorough overhaul. I also offer an English as a Second Language (ESL) editing service, specialising in promotional material for the travel and tourism industry. And of course, I combine the two. 

Here’s an outline of the different levels of editing on offer, and an idea of the rates. The rates are calculated on the basis that the copy submitted is edit-ready, finished work rather than a work in progress. Although copy needs to be sent electronically, we still use the old standard of a page as a measure. A page, in editing terms, is 250 words. It’s recommended that you send a sample of the copy with your enquiry so I can provide a more accurate estimate. Please note: these rates are for editing, not rewriting.

EDITING

  • Check for typos
  • Correct grammar
  • Correct spelling
  • Correct punctuation
  • Ensure correct use of vocabulary
  • Ensure logic and clarity
  • Cut out wordiness and repetition

RATES: From €30 per hour  (3-5 pages per hour). Minimum €30

ESL EDITING

  • Check for typos
  • Correct grammar
  • Correct spelling
  • Correct punctuation
  • Ensure correct use of vocabulary
  • Ensure logic and clarity
  • Cut out wordiness and repetition
  • Correct sentence structure
  • Check for proper use of infinitives, conjunctions and prepositions
  • Ensure correct use of idiomatic expressions
  • Turn translations into native English

RATES: From €40 per hour (1-4 pages per hour). Minimum €40

EDITING FOR BUSINESS, MARKETING & PR

  • Check for consistency of tone
  • Check for consistency of style
  • Ensure content reflects the brand
  • Ensure content is right for the market
  • Ensure the message is loud and clear

RATES: From €40 per hour (1-4 pages per hour). Minimum €40

ESL EDITING FOR BUSINESS, MARKETING & PR

  • Check for typos
  • Correct grammar
  • Correct spelling
  • Correct punctuation
  • Ensure correct use of vocabulary
  • Ensure logic and clarity
  • Cut out wordiness and repetition
  • Correct sentence structure
  • Check for proper use of infinitives, conjunctions and prepositions
  • Ensure correct use of idiomatic expressions
  • Turn translations into native English
  • Check for consistency of tone
  • Check for consistency of style
  • Ensure content reflects the brand
  • Ensure content is right for the market
  • Ensure the message is loud and clear

RATES: From €55 per hour (1-3 pages per hour). Minimum €55

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