I’m David and I’d like to welcome you to Inkwell. You’ll find information about me,
my experience and what I offer.
After graduating from the University of Stirling in 2005 with a BA (Hons) in English
Studies and Film and Media Studies, I worked in a quality assurance role for 5 years
before working as an editor in the oil and gas industry for over 4 years.
Based in the heart of Edinburgh, I provide writing, editing and proofreading services.
I work with businesses, publishers and private individuals.
I cater for businesses looking for help with things like:
Processes and procedures
Bids and tenders
I also work with small businesses, publishers and private individuals, and am happy to help in any way I can, for example:
Proofreading a restaurant menu
Editing content for a company brochure
Editing/proofreading books and magazines
Providing editorial support for a dissertation
I can work to a brief or we can discuss and agree on a bespoke set of checks.
Broadly speaking, checks are as follows:
Proofreading: Checking for typos, plus spelling and formatting errors
Editing: As above, plus checking style and grammar, sense and structure. This ensures clarity and consistency. Any contents pages, cross-references and abbreviations are also checked
How it Works
Changes to your source document will be tracked so you can review the changes, accepting or deleting them as you wish. I can also work with paper copies if that is your preference. I can use mark-up symbols and am used to working to a house style.
I am happy to work on any subject matter, but areas of expertise and interest include the following:
Technical material such as procedures or manuals
Motor sport (and cars in general)
Film and TV
Biography and autobiography
Some Examples of Previous Work
Editing a suite of documents for an oil and gas client
Editing books for an academic publisher
Editing a medical presentation
Writing features articles for entertainment websites
A quote will be provided for all work. The quote for each
job is calculated based on the number of words and the level of work involved.
Fees for any writing assignments can be negotiated based on your requirements.
You can email me with the details of your job and I will get back to you. If you would
rather pick up the phone and have a chat, I am always happy to discuss a job and
answer any questions you may have.