Editing for impact

You have your copy ready, but want to make sure it is the very best it can be before you release it to do its job.

Spotting ways to tighten copy, to remove any inaccuracies or inconsistencies, and improve its clarity, impact and appeal will maximise the chances of its success.

If you are looking for a more comprehensive review of your communications, I can act as your critical friend. I will evaluate your messaging, check its sense and coherence, and work with you to make it even clearer and more powerful.

My clients include Openwell, Making Sense, Oxford Smart Housing and Global Academy Jobs, plus a number of writers whose book manuscripts I have edited. Here's what two have said: 

Jo gets into the task with passion and flair, and combines commitment with diligence and skill. We love working with her and recommend her work widely.

— Patrick McDonald, Founding Partner, Openwell

When I was editing my father’s autobiography, I commissioned Jo to do the copy checking. She was affectionately known as ‘Grammar Queen’ when we worked together at Oxfam. I knew her talent with words and writing expertise would meet my needs, and her excellent suggestions helped make huge improvements to the book. 

— Anne Richardson, editor of Thomas Goodwin's 'A Londoner's Life'