|Location||Sally Moss Editorial, DoES Liverpool, Gostins Building, 4th floor, 32–36 Hanover Street, LIVERPOOL L1 4LN|
|Telephone||0845 652 2080|
I’m a trained, experienced editorial professional offering two decades’ experience of fixing and producing copy.
I’m here to make your life easier. I can enhance what you've written or I can write for you. Use my services to save time, reduce stress and ensure that you communicate your strengths to the people who need to know about them.
I help businesses, third sector organisations, students and academics, and authors of fiction and non-fiction. Copywriting projects usually arise in areas in which I have existing knowledge and connections. These have included cultural shift for sustainability, social justice, sexual violence, training and education, and self-help and psychology.
Here's some feedback on my work:
'really thorough' - 'diligent and sensitive copy-editing' - 'quick turnaround' - 'very attentive'
Fiction (literary, popular), biography and memoir, business/business studies (marketing, public relations), education and training (further/higher/tertiary, training materials), social issues, sustainability and decarbonisation, psychology and psychotherapy, personal development, health, and more
Copywriting, rewriting, writing, copy-editing, proofreading, blogging, social media content, research, editing non-native English, anglicising, fundraising, and more
Fiction and non-fiction books including multi-author books, company literature, websites, online materials, theses and dissertations, educational materials, government reports, journal articles, magazines, manuals, newsletters, and more
I’ve edited and created copy in a variety of in-house and freelance roles in the public, private and third sectors for over two decades and I've been a full-time freelance specialist since 2008.
I trained in proofreading with the Publishing Training Centre, the industry's recognised training provider, and I successfully completed the SfEP's mentoring programme. In recent years I’ve accessed training in a range of skills including fiction editing, blogging and creating content for social media, and I've extended the services I offer selected clients to include social media management, fundraising and research.
My varied professional experience and training has enabled me to work with people of many different backgrounds and outlooks. I've also been writing my own prose, poetry and theatrical scripts, and attending high-quality writers' development programmes, for more than twenty years.
This broad experience equips me to provide each of my clients with the right balance of communication, creativity and efficiency, so that their written resources always emerge from the editorial process in the best possible shape.
Qualifications and awards
BA Interdisciplinary Human Studies, Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Trinity Board), Permaculture Design Certificate
UK / international businesses including SGS UK and SGS France, UK local governments and charities, UK / international academics and students (undergraduate and postgraduate), independent authors (fiction and non-fiction)
Zero Carbon Britain: Making it Happen! (Centre for Alternative Technology) 2017, Blogging for Business (Women's Organisation) 2017, Hootsuite (Women's Organisation) 2016, Facebook (Women's Organisation) 2016, Editing for fiction (SfEP) 2016, Understanding SEO (Women's Organisation) 2015, LinkedIn (Women's Organisation) 2015, Twitter (Women's Organisation) 2015, Using macros in editing (Archive Publications) 2015, Introduction to film-making (WEA North West) 2014, Weatherfronts 2014 & TippingPoint Newcastle 2012 (TippingPoint; communicating climate science through the arts), Radio journalism (Liverpool Community Radio) 2012, Introduction to playwriting (Liverpool Everyman) 2011, Proofreading problems (SfEP) 2009, Sales development (School of Management, University of Bradford) 2008, Basic proofreading by distance learning (Publishing Training Centre) 2008
Web page authoring (WordPress and Joomla)
Thank you for your very high standard of work, and for all the reports you have proofread so far. They are perfect. I wish everyone was as easy to deal with as you.
Sunny Kundhi, SGS United Kingdom Limited
Thank you for all of your hard work. I have looked at the formatted document and I think it looks fabulous!
Thank you so much for everything you did for me, you've been so helpful and supportive, every step of the way.
Denise S., independent author
It was really helpful to get the summary you sent – it’s excellent – helped me see a structure that I’d not previously recognised, and then to see what else I think is needed, and where.
Donald Findlater, director of research and development, Lucy Faithfull Foundation & Stop it Now! UK and Ireland
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you again. Your great synopsis definitely attracts readers! My book has reached No. 1 and No. 5 in two categories of Free E-book Top 100 today!
Marion R., independent author
Last week, I received the results for the past two assignments: ‘A’ in both of them. Good job with the proofreading. Money well spent.
MBA student (Marketing Communications and International Business Strategy modules)
Thanks for this. This is one of the best pieces I’ve ever had ghost-written for me! You’ve nailed the style first time. You write informatively and convincingly. It’s superb.
CEO, software development company