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Copy editing for authors, publishers, academics, business professionals and ESL writers

Whether you are an established or first-time author, a publisher, an academic wanting to publish your research in prominent English-language journals, a student submitting your final PhD thesis draft, a business person needing to streamline your communication or if English is your second language, copy editing will be vital to your communication and publication success.

Copy editing involves correcting and improving written work based on established rules, guidelines and conventions. It requires an in-depth understanding of grammatical rules, punctuation guidelines and language conventions specific to Australia and other English-speaking countries.

It also involves applying knowledge of legal and moral rights and conventions, copyright laws, privacy laws, defamation laws and industry standards.

Australia has its own standards, conventions and rules about grammar, punctuation and spelling. These can be markedly different to other countries’ standards and conventions, like the USA, for example.

I provide copy editing services to improve grammar, punctuation, language choice, flow, cohesion and the formatting of a document. This service does not involve making structural editing changes to your document or manuscript.

"Dr Juliette Lachemeier works contractually for InHouse Publishing with professional aplomb. Juliette is a communicative and astute editor to work with, providing fast turnaround on manuscripts. Dr Juliette has continued to build great client relations in her own freelance work, and InHouse Publishing has seen the fruits of that work in the manuscripts of clients Juliette has kindly recommended us to. I look forward to an ongoing professional relationship between Dr Juliette and InHouse Publishing; the publishing world is largely built on great connections and collaboration, and Juliette is someone you want in your corner!" Kaya Ra Edwards, Client Liaison Manager and Editor, InHouse Publishing.

"Juliette has consistently proven herself to be an outstanding writer with a meticulous approach to her work and an excellent command of the English language. Accuracy and attention to detail are imperative when writing and editing resumes and professional documents, and Juliette clearly takes great pride in ensuring that the highest quality standards are achieved. Alongside her obvious talents as a writer, Juliette is also a consummate professional in all of her interactions with clients and colleagues". K Wilson, Managing Editor