Welcome to karlcraig.com where you can find information about my editing and proofreading services. Please use the navigation bar for more details about particular areas of interest and to learn more about English usage, grammar and punctuation.
I am a freelance editor located in Brisbane, Australia, and I provide a comprehensive editing and proofreading service for both the professional and amateur writer. The services I offer range from basic proofreading to advanced writing tasks. My clients include academic institutions, government departments, advertisers, PhD candidates, novelists, technical publishers and music publishers.
I adhere to the principle that English should be clear, well constructed and grammatical, paying strict attention to the proper use of punctuation. When editing text, I strive to eliminate unnecessary words, redundant phrases and poor syntax: in short, I believe in the use of plain English.
I have worked full time in the publishing industry since 1981, authoring and publishing a range of books for use in schools, particularly dance and music resources. I am a graduate of the Australian College of Journalism with a Diploma in Creative Writing (Editing and Proofreading), and a member of the Society of Editors (Queensland), of which I am currently the treasurer. My interests also extend to writing and I am a member of the Queensland Writers Centre. I have an engineering (communications) background and advanced computer skills, both of which give me useful insights into technical language. I’m also a professional musician and can engrave (copyset) all kinds of music – from lead sheets to full orchestral scores.
Editing can be done in Australian, British or American English, using Microsoft Word™, Adobe Acrobat™, Apple Pages™ or other compatible platforms. I have an advanced knowledge of Adobe InDesign™ and Illustrator™, and can provide extensive advice and assistance in layout, design and typography.
All work can be completed entirely by email if required.
(07) 3343 2423