Business copy editing and proofreading services

Business copy editing and proofreading services

Your business needs beautiful, polished copy and content that creates a great impression with customers, partners, and others. Expect professionally edited work, accurate proofreading, and expert advice that transforms your business writing. I’ll help you position your business, products, services, and unique selling points with your audience.

I copy edit all types of business documents, websites, reports, or copy. You get well-structured content that flows effortlessly from point to point, gets your business benefits across, and reads perfectly. Of course, I also proofread your business writing for grammar, spelling, word use, and punctuation to make sure it’s error free.

My business copy editing and proofreading services are ideal if:

  • Your business website needs to make a great first impression with your audience.

  • You need your business documents, reports, guides, or other content to be error free.

  • You want to strengthen your business copy so it reads well, builds trust, and gets your point across.

  • You’re submitting a proposal or similar document for an RFP, to win a customer, or for another important goal.

  • You want to sharpen your business content, make sure it’s focused, and remove duplication and ambiguity.

  • You want your audience to respond to your call to action, such as buying a product or service.

  • You need advice and editorial guidance to strengthen your business documents.

I edit and proofread all types, lengths, formats, and styles of business content including websites, documents, reports, guides, proposals, RFPs, product and service descriptions, online content, articles, presentations, and manuals. If it’s not on this list, ask me.


Why business copy editing and proofreading matters

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, it’s vital that your business writing builds trust with your audience. I’ll edit your copy so it reads perfectly and gets your benefits and key points across quickly and clearly. I also proofread your business content so you can be confident that it’s accurate and error free. I always copy edit from the perspective of your audience and make sure your writing positions your business, products, and services in the best possible way. I specialize in business editing to help your organization stand out and get the results you want.


How I provide business copy editing and proofreading

I understand the constant time pressures and challenges that business owners and employees have — that’s why it’s vital the business editing and proofreading process is as fast, easy, and professional as possible. I read through your work thoroughly so I understand it, then go through your content line by line, making the specialized proofreading and editing changes that your writing needs. I provide feedback, comments, and advice from the perspective of your audience. Finally, I complete a second proofread of the entire piece to make sure it’s error free. I track all of the edits so you can see exactly what’s changed.


What to expect when you work with me

With over 20 years of experience as a professional proofreader and editor, I know how important it is to provide freelance editing services you can trust. I have a friendly and reliable approach — that means means fast, clear, open communication, always meeting deadlines, high-quality, personalized editing, and providing advice and support throughout. I’ve been running my own editing business for over 10 years, and I know how important it is to find an expert who can understand your organization and your needs.

See the types of business proofreading and editing projects I work on

Here's a selection of business writing and content that I edit and proofread.

I specialize in business editing for certain areas

Learn about my areas of expertise.

Frequently asked questions for business editing and proofreading

I’ve answered some of the more common questions about my business proofreading and editing services below. If your question isn’t covered, please get in touch and I’d be happy to help.

What experience do you have as an editor for business writing?

I have a degree and postgraduate qualifications in journalism and copy editing, and have been editing for over 20 years. In my career I’ve been a managing editor of several scientific and academic peer-reviewed journals, an editorial director, and since 2006, a full-time, freelance copy editor and proofreader. I have a wide range of expertise across multiple business subjects and document types. I proofread and edit hundreds of pieces of work every year. I’ve shared more details on my background and experience.

What expertise do you have in business copy editing and proofreading?

I copy edit and proofread all types of business content. I’ve given examples for some of the work I edit above and you can find testimonials on my services here. I’m also happy to provide further information on business proofreading and copy editing, contact me here.

How long does it take you to copy edit, proofread, and return business work?

It depends on the length of the work and how busy I am with other proofreading or editing. I normally aim to return work within five working days, although if you need it back more quickly please let me know and we’ll come to an agreement on the deadline.

What types of business documents do you edit and proofread?

If it’s written content, I can edit it. I’ve worked on numerous types of business documents including guides, manuals, reports, presentations, proposals, product and service descriptions, RFPs, business plans, applications, letters, online content, articles, newsletters, marketing, and more. I also proofread and edit website copy.

Do you write or create original business content?

I polish, edit, and proofread business work that’s already been written. If you need a writer to create original business content, please contact me and I’d be happy to provide some suggestions.

What type of advice do you offer?

I offer practical, focused advice and suggestions to help you strengthen your business content. I read through your copy as your ideal reader would, and edit your writing to get your business benefits, ideas, and key points across. If there’s a specific area that I think could be strengthened by you rewriting, clarifying, or otherwise changing your work, I will provide suggestions for improvement. Learn more about how I provide editing advice.

What does your aftercare service provide?

I offer aftercare for your peace of mind. After I return your work, you might make changes based on my comments and suggestions. If you highlight those changes and return the work to me, I will copy edit and proofread them at no extra charge. Learn about my aftercare service.

How do I know if I need business copy editing or proofreading?

All of my prices include both copy editing and proofreading, so I’ll always edit your work so it’s perfect for your audience, including a complete proofread to make sure it’s error free.

Are your business editing and proofreading quotes fully inclusive?

All quotes and prices include business copy editing and proofreading for a specific number of words. The price includes communicating with you, receiving the work, reading, reviewing, and understanding the content, carrying out two reads, complete editing and proofreading, comments, advice, support, and aftercare. If there ever needs to be a change to the pricing, I would contact you and agree any changes before carrying out any work, but that’s very rare.

Do you edit to US or UK English?

I can edit to either as I am both a US and UK citizen and have lived and worked in the UK and the US. Unless you tell me otherwise, I will edit and proofread to US English.

What document formats do you edit in?

I can edit in Word or Google Docs. If I edit in Word, I will send you two versions of your file — one that tracks all the changes I have made, and one with all those changes "accepted." Under some circumstances I can also proofread PDF documents and PowerPoints using “sticky notes” or the proofreading marks function.

Do you keep my individual writing style and approach?

Yes, I edit with sensitivity to make sure it's your ideas, benefits, and business information that come through. I also ensure your business writing is clear, concise, and easy to understand. I edit for flow and comprehension, so you get your point across in the most effective way.

Can you edit to a style guide or business brand guidelines?

Yes, just send the style guide to me, let me know your requirements, and I will edit and proofread to those needs. I am also familiar with many style and reference frameworks, including AP, Chicago, Harvard, and more.

Where can I find out more?

You can find out how I work with you, and about confidentiality, payments, retainer work, non-disclosure agreements, etc. in our terms and conditions. I promise they’re easy to read, and they’re full of information. If you have questions about your individual needs, please get in touch and I’ll be happy to answer them.

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