Wordsmith Services is Jacky Thorne, who writes everything and anything – to a word count, to a deadline and on most subjects. Wordsmith Services was set up, in 2016, to help small business owners with language. Over the years I have also specialised in academic proofreading, at all levels, including for those students who have English as their second language.
Reducing word counts, proofreading and copyediting work to improve flow, checking citations and references are all an obsession, and working with a wide range of intelligent people, all with their own specialism, is a great experience.
In business, talented people with great business ideas, successful in their own right, find using language difficult and time-consuming. You know how to market your business – but using the right language to make you look professional is something else. You want to communicate in a clear, concise and professional way, but have no time for what is required.
This is decided by you - I will work to your deadline (if it is imminent the quote will reflect this!)
This is determined by what is needed (proofing, copyediting etc), the number of words and the deadline.
Carefully! For student work, it is vital that the content and meaning of the original work is not changed or altered in any way. Website copy is slightly different, as I am happy to make suggestions as to how this could be more impactful.
Yes, academic proofreading is often the final step before submission of a thesis or dissertation.