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WATSON, FIONA

Freelance Editor / Proofreader

I am an experienced and enthusiastic editor and proofreader who has been working in the publishing industry for over 20 years. During this time, I have worked on educational, trade and specialist titles in a wide range of subject areas and media and in a number of roles. During this time, I have developed high-level skills in:
- editing, restructuring and rewriting copy to ensure it is appropriate for the audience and media
- working closely with writers and clients to ensure content is clear, accurate and appropriately structured
- writing headlines, introductions and photo captions for magazine/journal articles
- proofreading final copy and cutting to fit where necessary
- researching and checking content and writing/rewriting copy where necessary
- advising on the formatting of content to ensure it is appropriate and effective for the audience
- ensuring electronic media products conform to the principles of accessibility and best practice.

I receive regular feedback from writers who feel their work has been improved by the editorial changes I have suggested:
- Fiona's editorial suggestions were really, really, really good. The piece is now stronger than it was originally.
- Please pass on my compliments to Fiona. It's absolutely blush-making when you see how many ungracefully constructed sentences the editor has managed to pick up!
- I would like to express my thanks over the excellent job you did in editing and formatting the parking policy. It looks great.

Key Skill:Editor / Proofreader Experience:Senior

Other Skills:Editor / Proofreader (Senior), Children's (MiddleWeight), Religion (MiddleWeight), Students (MiddleWeight)

Tags: Editor proofreader copy-editor project-manager

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