Copy-editing (for print and online publications)
Development editing
Proofreading (on paper and on pdf)
Editorial project management


What is the difference between copy-editing and proofreading?
For helpful definitions of copy-editing and proofreading, and many other FAQs about editorial work, please see the Society for Editors and Proofreaders’ website:

What does editorial project management cover?
This usually involves supervising the project through the editorial, design and proofing stages until it is ready for print. Tasks may include:

  • copy-editing the text, negotiating any queries with the author and gaining their approval of the editing;
  • commissioning illustrations and maps if required;
  • liaising as necessary with the designer, picture researcher, illustrator and production controller;
  • proofreading (or briefing and supervising another proofreader);
  • helping to check illustration proofs;
  • commissioning an index if required or advising the author on producing one;
  • providing weekly progress reports to the publisher.