Academic & General Editing | Specialising in the social sciences, humanities, and medicine.

Why Edit?

It’s all about clear communication, and nothing says ‘professional’ more than error-free and unambiguous text.
Textual editing is the process of preparing written communication to a standard suitable for publication – whether for academic, personal or business purposes.

“The chief virtue that language can have is clarity.”

Hippocrates (460-377 BC)

Editing Services For

Medical/Health
Industry Writers

Academics

Musicologists

Publishing
Houses

Self Publishers

Non-fiction
Authors

Education
Bodies

Businesses

What is the difference between Copyediting and Proofreading?

During copyediting, the text is checked for grammatical and spelling errors, punctuation, consistency and accuracy of word usage, accuracy of capitalisation, acronyms, abbreviations, hyphenation, localisation (eg.US/Australian English), and the detection of repeated words and ambiguity. Sentence structure is also checked for clarity and flow. Clients can request checks for specific aspects and also for accuracy of facts.

Proofreading is the final crucial check before printing and publishing and is distinct from the copyediting process. Its purpose is to ensure the document is error free.

Medical Editing

EastWest Editing can provide professional and efficient editing services to medical writers, not limited to theses, journal articles, research reports, and medical and medico-legal reports.

Annette’s expertise in medical writing is supported by study in physiology, community health, and epidemiology at tertiary level and she was a medical research assistant to a Research Fellow at the Department of Psychology in Relation to Medicine at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

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Medical Editing

EastWest Editing can provide professional and efficient editing services to medical writers, not limited to theses, journal articles, research reports, and medical and medico-legal reports.

Annette’s expertise in medical writing is supported by study in physiology, community health, and epidemiology at tertiary level and she was a medical research assistant to a Research Fellow at the Department of Psychology in Relation to Medicine at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

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Medical Editing

EastWest Editing can provide professional and efficient editing services to medical writers, not limited to theses, journal articles, research reports, and medical and medico-legal reports.

Annette’s expertise in medical writing is supported by study in physiology, community health, and epidemiology at tertiary level and she was a medical research assistant to a Research Fellow at the Department of Psychology in Relation to Medicine at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

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Musicology Editing

Annette is also a musician, composer, and music educator and holds a Bachelor of Music/Education (Honours) degree.

Annette has a keen interest in musicology, especially the cultural aspects and how these influenced and were influenced by the art, architecture, customs, and politics of the day.

She is currently researching Spanish musicology and has undertaken a major composition project of setting to music Federico Garcia Lorca’s famous suite of 11 poems, Sonetos del Amor Oscuro (Sonnets of Dark Love).

Annette has expertise in the music notation software ‘Finale’, and can use these skills to insert music examples into your text.

Musicology Editing

Annette is also a musician, composer, and music educator and holds a Bachelor of Music/Education (Honours) degree.
Annette has a keen interest in musicology, especially the cultural aspects and how these influenced and were influenced by the art, architecture, customs, and politics of the day.
She is currently researching Spanish musicology and has undertaken a major composition project of setting to music Federico Garcia Lorca’s famous suite of 11 poems, Sonetos del Amor Oscuro (Sonnets of Dark Love).
Annette has expertise in the music notation software ‘Finale’, and can use these skills to insert music examples into your text.

Musicology Editing

EastWest Editing’s principal, Annette Northey, is also a musician, composer, and music educator and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music.
Annette has a keen interest in musicology, especially biographical and cultural aspects and how these influenced and were influenced by the music, art, and architecture of the day.
She is currently researching Spanish musicology and has undertaken a major composition project of setting to music Federico Garcia Lorca’s famous suite of 11 poems, Sonetos del Amor Oscuro (Sonnets of Dark Love).
Annette has expertise in the music notation software ‘Finale’, and can use these skills to insert music examples into your text.

Writing Services

Annette can help you with that pesky writing task you’ve started but can’t quite finish off, or, create a flowing, attention-grabbing piece from scratch – whatever the topic. With experience writing for print media and the more formal academic world, contact EastWest Editing to get the job done now.

To see examples of Annette’s published writing, click here.

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Writing Service

EastWest Editing can help you with that pesky writing task you’ve started but can’t quite finish off, or, create a flowing, attention-grabbing piece from scratch – whatever the topic. With experience writing for print media and the more formal academic world, contact Annette to get the job done now.

Click here to see examples of Annette’s published writing.

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Testimonials

Hi Annette,

Thank you for editing our HCAP Resource Manual, we accepted quite a few and appreciated your comments.  We also really appreciated the quick turn-around in getting the job done.  Once again, thank you.

Kathryn Naden - Community Development Officer - PHC, The University of Sydney, Urban Division of Rural Health, Broken Hill

Thanks, I was delighted with the speed in which the editing and proofreading was completed on a rather large document, your suggestions and corrections made a valuable contribution to the final document, very thorough and professional.

Annette’s attention to detail and encyclopedic knowledge were a huge asset especially when dealing with the unforgiving deadlines of a daily newspaper. You won’t be disappointed with Annette on board, she’ll help lift your work to the standard it deserves.

Michael Murphy - Editor, Barrier Daily Truth, Broken Hill