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What we do

We provide everything from writing, subediting, copyediting and  proofreading to picture research, and advice and training on publishing formats and processes. wordsandwork offers guidance on writing briefs and commissioning authors, building custom style guides, workflow planning for publishing in print and digitally, and addressing the relationship between images and text. wordsandwork also provides project management and advice on exhibition curation and design.


At wordsandwork we do the following:

  • copy- and subediting

  • proofreading

  • writing

  • content and picture research

  • footnotes, endnotes, indexes, bibliographies and captions

  • fact-checking

  • work to style guides including The Oxford Guide to Style, The Chicago Manual of Style and The Associated Press Stylebook 

  • develop and manage clients’ in-house style guides

  • work to either UK or US English, as required, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary and terminology

  • advice and training concerning writing, editing and digital/print production 

  • project management, curatorial and exhibition design advice.

Many organisations and businesses work to tight deadlines and we are accustomed to turning tasks around to demanding timeframes — often within 24 hours. With clients across international time zones, we are adept at delivering work accurately and efficiently, on time and on budget. While we are focused on providing services in the English language, members of our network are experienced in managing

translations to and from French, Italian, Chinese and Arabic.


At wordsandwork, we aim to establish ongoing relationships with our clients by understanding their needs, building a close rapport with each to develop mutually beneficial workflows.

You should write because you love the shape of stories and    sentences and the creation of different words on a page. 
Annie Proulx
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