Founded in 2005, Typographica Manuscript offers writing, overwriting, development editing, content editing, copy-editing, production editing, proofreading and project management services. No outsourcing, no subcontracting: personal involvement at each stage of the editing process means consistently clean text, on deadline.
I edit trade, law and academic titles for publishing houses and selected self-publishing clients. I manage the editorial process from the development and content edit through the production edit to master set, including author relationships, commissioning artwork, managing artwork and photo budgets, commissioning photo research and commissioning permissions research – independently and invisibly. I review fiction manuscripts and write reader’s reports for publishing houses.
I’ve written and co-written 27 titles for South African schools and FET colleges, and have been overwriting manuscripts for ten years for content, structure and language level, often honing text for the second-language reader.
I have an MA in English (Creative Writing: Poetry) from UCT and full membership of the Professional Editors' Guild (PEG), the Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) and the Association of Non-fiction Authors of South Africa (ANFASA).
I had the immense luck to find Angela as my editor. I had hoped that it would turn out to be a fruitful contract and exchange. It surpassed all my expectations. Angela is everything an author can dream of in an editor. She's prompt, careful, a terrific writer and editor. She raised some issues about content that neither I – nor other 'expert' reviewers – had thought of. She went above and beyond all my expectations. She edited an entire manuscript of mine within a few weeks and the result is amazing. If anyone ever wants to discuss her work with me, please do not hesitate. For my part, I simply cannot wait to work with her again.
Associate Professor, American University
Angela is an exceptional creative writer with a flair for any kind of writing and editing work. Her sensitivity, precision and gift for choosing the right turn of phrase, as well as her grasp of what is required for a project, are undeniable. I recommend Angela very highly.
Writer and editor
Angela's work is thorough and excellent. She is willing to go the extra mile and I feel completely safe when she is doing an editing/writing job. All of the writers she has worked with have been very pleased with the results of working with her.
Writer and publisher, Modjaji Books
Angela is one of the cleverest, most articulate and hardworking people I know. Add to this her creativity and reliability, and you have the kind of editor authors wish for.
Independent publishing professional
I rate Angela as one of the most efficient and organised editors I've had the pleasure of working with. Her briefs are never less than perfectly organised and leave very little to question. I'm glad at last to have the chance to boast Angela's efficiency and professionalism.
Fine artist and illustrator
Angela writes beautifully in a direct and easy-to-understand language. She grasps complicated concepts easily and simplifies them so that everyone can understand. She is organised, pleasant to work with and meets her deadlines. Her editing is thorough and she goes the extra mile in all her work. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Angela at any time, on any project.
Christine de Nobrega
Publisher and editor
Satisfied clients include Penguin Random House, Jonathan Ball Publishers, NB Publishers and its Tafelberg imprint, Cengage Learning, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Pearson, COMPRESS.dsl, Juta Academic, Cassava Republic, HSRC Press, Troupant Publishing, FST Magazine and Macmillan South Africa.
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