To date, no group of professionals has come together to offer editorial services to businesses, organisations or individuals in the South Wales area. In this post, John Espirian explains how and why South Wales Editors came about.
I’ve been involved with the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) since 2009. Among many of the benefits offered by the SfEP is its local groups – a great way to meet like-minded editorial professionals who live and work nearby. There are now around 40 of these groups in the UK.
After being dormant for years, the South Wales local group was reawakened in early 2013. Since then, the group has gone from strength to strength.
We now meet regularly in Cardiff to discuss editing, proofreading, best practices and general issues about working in-house and as freelances.
Spreading the word
A recurring theme at our meetings has been how best to promote our editorial services to the local community as well as to the wider world. It made sense for us to come together to create an online presence to showcase our individual editorial skills.
South Wales Editors – www.southwaleseditors.com
An online directory to promote the services of editorial professionals in South Wales
As co-coordinator of the South Wales local group, I offered to create and run a separate website for us.
After agreeing our basic design requirements, I set about creating the South Wales Editors website.
The site contains an individual profile for each group member, and we hope this will be a good way to advertise our services to potential clients.
Between us we have a great deal of experience and a vast range of skills to offer.
Editorial services in South Wales
We’re able to provide editing, proofreading and other editorial services to publishing and non-publishing clients alike, from private individuals all the way up to large businesses. Here are some examples of the materials to which our members can apply their editorial skills:
- Books, magazines and journals
- Websites, emails and other digital content
- Brochures, advertisements and other marketing materials
Get in touch
To all businesses and organisations in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and across the rest of South Wales, we’re here and ready to help you improve your written materials.
Why not take a look at the South Wales Editors directory and get in touch with our members.
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