Sharpen your content
Wordslice provides copy editing and proofreading services for a range of documents, including:
research and evaluation reports and case studies
programme documentation (operational and strategic plans, programme and monitoring frameworks, and tools/templates)
business reports/proposals/marketing materials
academic journal articles or books
design competition submissions
postgraduate-level theses for students (some with English as a second language).
Wordslice provides three levels of service, depending on the stage of production:
proofread for errors as a final check once a document’s content is finalised and it has been laid out by designers.
copy edit for grammar, spelling and consistency.
substantive or structural editing, where I, as editor, advise writers how to improve their work.
See IPEd for more information about what editors do.
‘My experience with Wordslice was fabulous and exceeded my expectations. I cannot thank them enough for their professional, highly efficient services and quick turnaround times, which helped to make this stressful period much easier and more manageable. Francesca was meticulously thorough in every aspect of the editing process, from footnote, correcting grammar and sentence restructuring. I appreciate not only the professional help that was given throughout but also the continuous support and encouragement from the editor. I look forward to using your services again for my Ph.D.’
Masters candidate, UNISA (Pretoria, South Africa)
'Francesca proofread and edited my PhD, which is possibly one of the most important pieces of work I have ever had to write. She did it with great diligence and professionalism. Her work ethics are second to none and she kept to time frames. I would work with her again in any important project.'
Ph.D candidate, University of Stuttgart (Durban, South Africa)
'Francesca helped us in copy-editing a report on land tenure formalisation in Tanzania, and her work was professional, excellent and timely. It was a pleasure working with her, and I would recommend her for similar and/or related work.'
Oxfam (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
'Francesca is our go-to wordsmith at key moments for our business. She provided high level editing and writing support when we were selling our hospitality outlets in 2008, putting together comprehensive sales documents with attractive, visual elements for potential buyers, and supporting associated legal processes by collating information and editing content for a legal audience. When we were looking for investors for a subsequent project in 2011, we turned to her to develop an attractive business profile. Recently she has worked with our Managing Director to fine-tune his professional profile, updating his resume and developing content to promote his social entrepreneurship and business activities. Her style is collaborative, but she also just gets it done - essential in a fast-paced business environment!'
Octane Espresso and The Original Cocoa Traders (Melbourne, Australia)
'I found Francesca's service to be prompt, affordable, forthright and thorough. Collaboration with her was one of the better decisions I made during my PhD candidature. It was an important part of transforming several of my chapters from academic jargon to readable and accessible work.'
PhD Candidate, Victoria University (Melbourne, Australia)
'Francesca proofed my CV to correct spelling and grammar, but also had an intuitive sense of what employers look for. She suggested small changes that really added value, and in the end I was the successful candidate.'