About this project
The audience for The Cycle-Rail Toolkit 2 was rail industry colleagues in the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) – soon to become Rail Delivery Group (RDG). The publication also went to Train Operating Companies, the Department for Transport and Network Rail. The aim was to show best practice in the rail industry and what can be achieved by organisations working in partnership. Alison was engaged to sub-edit copy in Word and then proofread the PDF. Her job was to cut extraneous material from the ‘woolly’ draft, ensure no repetition of points, better consistency, a tighter read and for it to be reader-friendly. The client said: “Alison has a great eye, not only for spelling, punctuation and format, but also spotting potential banana skins. “During the writing process, there were a few glitches at our end and Alison did a magnificent job of comparing two similar versions of the text to work out which was correct.” The publication has had 2,273 hits on the RDG website, and the printed version has had to be reprinted to meet demand.