“First Let Me Say How Much I Welcomed
Your Highly Professional and Helpful Input.
“We All Owe You a Debt of Gratitude.”
~ Professor C. Shields, co-author,
volume editor, The Blackwell Guide
to Ancient Philosophy
Copy-Editing and Proofreading by a
Publishing Training Centre Trained
Former English Teacher –
17 Years’ Experience on
Dear Desk Editor,
You’ve probably reached this page because you need an experienced on-screen copy editor or proofreader to take on your project.
Basically, you want to be able to hand your copy-editing and proofreading projects over to a professional.
You don’t want to be sidetracked into spending precious time on the phone each day explaining the finer points of grammar or editorial procedure to a novice copy editor or proofreader.
Plus you don’t want on-screen edited files or a parcel of proofs to return a week past your deadline.
And then perhaps the already-late proofs are so heavily marked you have to send out a fresh set to a more experienced proofreader. Grrr…
Professional Copy-Editing and Proofreading
Throughout this website you’ll see thumbnail images of a few of the books I’ve either copy-edited or proofread over the last 17 years, or in some cases both copy-edited and proofread.
“Thorough, Reliable and Detailed”
“I am happy to commend Eldo Barkhuizen for his excellent freelance editorial work.
“Throughout my time at Inter-Varsity Press (12 years), Eldo has carried out thorough, reliable and detailed copy-editing on numerous manuscripts, many of considerable length and complexity.
“In placing such work with Eldo, I have been confident that I can leave the task with him and that he will address and resolve all the relevant issues without needing to consult me unduly, and that the copy-edited text, accompanied by suitable notes, will be properly prepared for typesetting and delivered on schedule.”
~ Dr Philip Duce, Senior Commissioning Editor (Theological Books), Inter-Varsity Press
“A Very Competent Copyeditor”
“Eldo is a very competent copyeditor whose work can be relied upon.
~ J. Fisher, Editorial Project Manager, Wiley-Blackwell
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“A Very Professional, Intelligent Job”
“Thanks for a very professional, intelligent job….
“I look forward to our next job together.”
~ Ginny Catmur, Managing Editor, Hodder Educational
“A Real Pleasure Working with You”
“It’s been a real pleasure working w. you!
“Many thanks for all the bits and pieces you’ve caught and for helping to improve the article!”
~ Professor Tia De Nora, author
“A Sense of Security”
“I always enjoy working with a copy editor because it gives me a sense of security – someone is out there sparing my blushes!
“In fact I’ve been amazed how quick and painless it was this time round.”
~ Dr Tim Chester, author
Looking for an expert copy editor or proofreader?
Then get in touch today.