Editing case study
UNICEF – editing
They say never work with children.
We’re not sure why. Since 2017 we’ve been privileged to work with UNICEF, a global force for good that supports and helps children all over the world.
We’ve won open tenders to provide English language writing, editing and proofreading services for both UNICEF’s headquarters in New York and its Private Fundraising & Partnership division based in Geneva.
We’ve now completed over 100 editing assignments ranging from copy-editing and proofreading UNICEF’s flagship State of the World’s Children Report, through to writing and editing fundraising materials on its schools programme in Africa and Asia.
We’ve also edited research and policy reports for UNICEF offices in all corners of the world including Zambia, Jordan, Moldova, India and Venezuela.
All assignments vary and present editing challenges. Some products have been written by a range of authors, while others have been put together by UNICEF staff who don’t always express themselves brilliantly in English.
All documents must comply with UNICEF’s editorial style. For technical and research papers references, bibliographies, hyperlinks, as well as graphs, tables and figures all have to be checked meticulously. For public-facing documents, plain English and compelling message-led copy are more important.
These varied and demanding tasks are carried out to strict deadlines to meet UNICEF’s tight publishing schedules.
Our work with UNICEF continues. Although it’s demanding and exacting work, our team is always able to deliver.