Services

My Blue Pencil gives you access to an experienced and dedicated editorial team. We’ll work with you to understand the specific needs of your organisation and can provide flexible support at any stage of the writing process.

Reviewing and copy-editing

Improved clarity, readability and impact in your written communications convert to increased efficiency and returns. We make sure your writing is audience appropriate, well structured, logical, consistent, and error free.

Writing and re-writing

We can help you from the initial drafting stages all the way through to completion of a writing project. We can also adapt information from one format to another, e.g. creating a presentation from a report or writing an executive summary. We produce clear, concise copy to deadline, easing the pressure on you and your team and making sure you get the right end product.

Proofreading

Errors in your writing can be both costly and embarrassing. Proofreading is a final quality check. We look for errors and inconsistencies in spelling, punctuation and grammar as well as suggest alternatives to awkward non-standard English phrasing.

Formatting, layout and design

We can give your documents a professional finish, from applying templates and styles that ensure your text is clear and consistent to creating tables of contents and figures that help readers navigate large reports. In addition to this, our designer can work with you to produce branding, layouts and infographics that ensure your publications make a real impact.

Training

We offer training in written communications on the phone or in person, or through in-text teaching commentaries.

Localisation

We have both native UK and US speakers on our team and will make sure your document is appropriately targeted. 

Plain English

We can review your document for use of jargon or overly technical terms that might alienate or confuse your reader.

House style

We can apply an existing house style or create one for you, strengthening your brand and your reputation for quality.

We have experience with:

  • Bids, tenders and proposals
  • Corporate reports
  • Project and evaluation reports
  • Executive summaries
  • Due diligence, audit and internal control reports
  • Financial statements
  • Presentations
  • Articles and newsletters
  • Brochures and marketing material
  • Websites

 

If you would like to discuss how we can help you improve your written communications,

please get in touch.