Meet the Editor
Bonnee Crawford is a freelance editor and writer based in Melbourne. With eight years of professional editing experience, Bonnee Crawford has the expertise to improve your writing for success.
Bonnee Crawford graduated from Deakin University in 2016, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours). Her studies focused on writing, editing, and children’s literature.
Types of Editing
There are three main types of editing, which require different skillsets to undertake. To ensure you always receive the services you need, please refer to these definitions when requesting a quote.
This is also referred to as structural editing. In this stage of editing, the editor works closely with the author to improve the structure, flow, and style. The editor will also address potential ethical or legal issues. The aims is to strengthen the overall content of the piece. This could include rewriting and rearranging scenes, adding and removing parts of the text, improving characterisation, and other major changes.
This level of editing gets into the sentence-level details of the writing to eradicate errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar and usage. The editor also corrects consistency issues, such as tense and spelling conventions. The author is usually not involved in this stage of editing unless the editor requires clarification about preferred conventions.
This is the stage of editing that occurs once the writing has been placed in a design file. It involves checking the text’s readability on the page, checking for issues in page layout, and cross-checking the copy edited version to ensure no formatting or sections of text are missing. This is the final stage of editing before the text is published or printed, so attention to detail is vital. The author is usually not involved in this stage of editing. A list of proofreading notes will be sent to the person in charge of the design file.