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Proof-editing Services

In today’s publishing world proof-editing is increasingly superseding copy-editing and proofreading.

Have you finished writing your novel or collection of short fiction? Does it need proofreading and polishing before you submit it for publication?

Barbara is offering her services as a proof-editor.

The author of seven published books and the recipient of more than thirty writing awards, Barbara holds a Master of Creative Writing (Honours) from Auckland University, certification from the NZ Writer’s College in copy-editing and proofreading and certification in fiction editing from the Society of Editors and Publishers in the UK.

Barbara uses UK English, the New Oxford Style Manual, the Concise Oxford Dictionary and she prefers to work in Microsoft Word.

She offers discounts to New Zealand and United Kingdom Society of Authors members and to clients referred by contacts in the writing world.

Providing a written critique is another area of Barbara's expertise. Email her for further details.

What Barbara's clients say about her proof-editing services:

'I worked with Barbara Unkovic on the edits and final edits of my book of short stories. I was pleased with the speed and professionalism she brought to the work. The 40,000 words were completed ahead of the given schedule with many helpful comments towards my craft. The changes made polished the work and brought it up to publishable standard that no manner of re-edits on my own could have achieved. I would happily recommend Barbara to any author wishing this same professional treatment to be brought to their writing.'

'I employed the services of Barbara Unkovic to edit my book series titled ‘SHARPNESS.’ I found Barbara to be very approachable and open to discussion about matters relating to my story. She is very thorough in her work and takes the time to point out the reasons for her comments and alterations. Barbara applies herself to her work in business-like manner, while at the same time keeping an aura of friendliness. I look forward to working with Barbara on my future manuscripts.'

'Barbara was incredibly prompt with her turnaround which was much appreciated as I had a tight deadline for my assignment. I enjoyed the explanations around her corrections as the context provided will help me learn from these mistakes. Barbara's eye for detail is very impressive and gave me confidence that my assignment was well polished before handing it in. I will be engaging Barbara's services again and would happily recommend her proof-editing expertise.'

'I was very pleased with the support Barbara provided in editing my manuscript. She always answered my queries in a timely fashion and I found this support invaluable and de-stressing for my anxiety. Having Barbara's support and guidance helped me feel more confident about what I had written and also the quality and readability of the finished manuscript.'

You can contact Barbara by email: barbaraunkovic@gmail.com