Finishing Touches Editing

Professional Editing & 
Proofreading Services.
 

Services Offered

  • Editing and proofreading of fiction and narrative non-fiction works

  • Article content creation

  • Formatting for self-publishing authors on Amazon and Smashwords

 
Substantive Editing
Copy Editing
Proofreading

Hi - my name is Jacqui and I'm here to help!

I left the corporate world of hospitality and gaming to pursue my love of words, and assist authors to be the best they can be. I love working with writers to take the worlds they envision and share them with eager readers.

I have a BA (cum laude) in Linguistics and Psychology from UNISA, and am certified in editing and proofreading through the SA Writer's Academy. I am also a member of the Professional Editor's Guild in South Africa. I write articles and product descriptions for Great Content and I review books for Onlinebookclub, NetGalley, Reedsy, and a number of publishing houses. I am a voracious reader and keep a blog for my book reviews.

By night I am a gym instructor and love to spend time in nature and recharge by walking on the beach.

About Me

 
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Richard Glenn, The Echo Series, UK

Another thank you to my editor Jacqui Corn-Uys, for all her continued hard work, in ensuring my work is the best it can be and for staying with me until the series’ closing pages. I learnt a lot about writing from her.

Alycin Hayes, Amazon Hitchhiker, USA

It has been a pleasure collaborating with Jacqui Corn-Uys on my new book, Amazon Hitchhiker - A Women's Adventures from Canada to Brazil. Jacqui was an excellent communicator throughout the entire editing process. Her responses and turnaround times were always prompt. Jacqui was good at finding and pointing out ambiguous words or occasional redundant wording in my manuscript. When needed, she came up with new word choices and phrases that improved my book. Not only that, she was both sensitive and respectful whenever she gave me her edits or suggestions. I have no doubt that my book was greatly improved by Jacqui Corn-Uys’s editing skills. 

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Description of Services 

Substantive Editing - Also known as Developmental Editing, this is the most indepth service where the intention is not just the correction of errors, but to ensure that the document is moulded in content and language for the specific reader

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Copy Editing - Here we correct material to ensure accuracy, consistency and readability

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Proofreading - Looking for typographical and mechanical errors

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