Welcome to Inkdrop editing! I'm Tammy, the editor. I specialise in academic editing.
Most of my clients are:
research higher degree candidates who are in the final stages of preparation for thesis submission for examination, or
academic authors who require their writing to be edited prior to submission (or re-submission) for publication in academic journals or texts (monographs or chapters in edited volumes), or presentation at conferences.
Some typical examples of the services I provide to these clients are:
editing and proofreading academic theses and journal articles,
formatting academic theses (by the application of Microsoft Word styles) to the required standards,
formatting academic journal articles to individual journal requirements,
checking and formatting reference lists (manually and via an EndNote database), and
building an EndNote library from supplied references.
I have also acted as liaison between book editors and chapter authors in the production of academic texts, and I'd be keen to do that again. There's a great deal of pleasure to be gained from being involved in a project from its conception, through draft and feedback stages, to final publication.
All that said, however, I'm happy to work with authors on any text that needs copyediting, formatting, proofreading, or indexing. For example, I recently provided services to the author of a collection of Australian short stories. One of the exciting things about this project was that the author's 2003 doctoral thesis was one of the early theses I edited. All these years later, I feel honoured to have been trusted with copyediting and formatting this author's first work of fiction.
Inkdrop editing offers a service that is boutique; individually tailored to meet your needs. I'm happy to discuss your current project and together we can decide on how best to proceed.
My business philosophy and ethics
I believe that all great working relationships are built on ethical behaviour, honesty, respect, and gratitude; values that underpin my business.
Your success is important to me, and I provide feedback that is intended to assist you in improving your writing and its presentation in your current project, but also in your future writing efforts.
As an associate member of the Institute for Professional Editors (IPEd), I work within IPEd's Code of Ethics, and the Australian Standards for Editing Practice (IPEd). When working with research higher degree candidates, I also follow the Guidelines for Editing Research Theses (IPEd).
My love for this work
I love working with words and enjoy applying my experience and editing skills to academic texts. And when it comes to formatting and styling documents ... what can I say? Overstated though it may seem, it thrills me to transform a thesis to the point that its presentation appropriately reflects and conveys the significant effort expended to research and write its contents.
Do you need to know more?
Please feel free to explore my site. When you're ready to discuss your text transformation needs, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Tammy Jones, BEd(Hons), GradCertCouns, PhD
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