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Elizabeth Spiegel

Web editor


The cost of the following services depends on the size of your site and how much work it needs. When you contact me we can discuss the work you have in mind. I may ask for a sample of your content so that I can make an accurate assessment of the amount of time involved before giving you an estimate of my fee.

Please bear in mind that, as an editor, I can recommend changes to improve your site, but the content remains yours. It is up to you whether or not you accept all – or any – of my recommendations.

Site assessment

A site report is usually the first step towards improving your website. In it, I provide an analysis of:

The site report gives you an idea of the size of the task ahead, and includes recommendations for action.

Substantive editing

A document which has been substantively edited meets the needs of the reader while preserving the writer’s individual voice or corporate style. A substantive edit takes into account:


Editing the structure of a document means checking that:

If the work to be edited is a suite of web pages – perhaps a whole site – rather than a single piece of content, I will also review:

Language and style

In a language and style edit, I identify and suggest alternatives for content which is:

Fact checking

As an editor, I am not responsible for the accuracy of statements you make. If you explicitly request fact checking, I will:

Note that fact checking is a time-consuming, and therefore expensive, process.

Copy editing

A document which has been effectively copy edited is accurate, clear and consistent. When copy editing a single page or a whole site, I carry out the following checks.

Grammar, spelling and punctuation




Review or create a title, description and keyword metadata for each page.



Ideally, this is the final step before a web page goes live, in a preview site where you can see content which is finished but not live. If your site doesn’t have a preview option, it can be done immediately after the page goes live.

In proofreading a web page, I check that:

Other services

Content strategy

If you are developing a new website, or undertaking a major rebuild of an existing one, I can develop a content strategy which will allow you to ensure that your content remains:

Training and mentoring

I can provide customised training and support for individuals or groups. Even experienced writers benefit from learning more about the particular challenges of writing for the web.

Get in touch: by completing my contact form or by mail at GPO Box 729, Hobart, TAS 7001
ABN: 62 074 259 030
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