Company

Copyediting | VicHealth

Client

Victorian Health Promotion Foundation

Project Brief

Provide ongoing copyediting and proofreading services for an organisation with a high output of reports, plans, frameworks and information brochures.

Description

The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) is a pioneer in health promotion – the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health. VicHeath’s primary focus is promoting good health and preventing chronic disease.

They produce both internal and external-facing documents, for a wide variety of audiences throughout government, health, sports, research, education, the arts and media. Red Pony’s experienced copyeditors ensure a consistency of style across all documentation, regardless of authorship, allowing them to present as a cohesive, professional organisation.

Our ongoing relationship and familiarity with VicHealth’s requirements allows us to offer rapid turnaround and flexibility that has been of great utility to VicHealth.

Because VicHealth makes evidence-based recommendations to individuals and organisations, it’s crucial they be perceived as a credible and accurate source of information, and that this information be communicated clearly. Poorly structured language or even minor errors risks undermining these goals.

As a research-led organisation, the references and citations in all its documentation must be current, correct, complete and formatted in accordance with international standards. Red Pony plays an important quality-assurance role, including tracking down sources to ensure they have been cited correctly. We use the EndNote software application to manage citations within each document, and provide VicHealth with the EndNote library file so that they can easily review and update their references.

For more information, see www.vichealth.vic.gov.au.

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