Annoyed by inconsistencies and irritated by mistakes, Frances has done her utmost to eliminate errors in her 15 years as an editor and proofreader.
Improvements: working to make the text as good as it can be; making sure information is presented clearly; ensuring illustrations enhance and complement the text.
Checks: keeping an eye out for wayward grammar and inaccurate use of language; checking consistency and readability; correcting typographical errors.
An 'extra pair of eyes': spotting those little errors that mar a reader's experience and introduce an element of doubt - if this mistake has not been spotted, can we trust the rest of the information?
Experience: An avid reader and regular museum visitor, Frances understands the importance of clear, informative and accessible text from the point of view of the end user. She has worked across a wide range of subject matter, from cycling guides, to history encyclopedias, to practical astronomy, via all manner of general reference works.
Qualifications: MA in Music from the University of Cambridge