What is proofreading?
Before content writing, articles or other textual pieces are published, they need to undergo a final check for line-to-line errors. Typographical errors and formatting issues can often creep in during the typesetting stage, so it’s important to have an experienced, well-trained eye review what’s been put to page. Proofreading is particularly important if you’re not well-trained in writing, or if you’ve written something in a hurry and haven’t had time to check it thoroughly.
Our general proofreading service encompasses standard proofreading features – we check for typographical and formatting errors, such as accidentally-moved captions, misspellings, misplaced grammar, missing words or letters and spacing problems.
Our editorial proofreading service is a hybrid between traditional copy editing and proofreading. Less exhaustive than copy editing, it offers a more complete assessment than general proofreading – we check for typographical, grammar and syntax errors, along with problems like misspellings, formatting and spacing issues. This is the perfect choice if you’re on a budget, or confident enough in your writing skills that you don’t need a full copy edit.
How We Edit
All pieces are edited using the Microsoft Word ‘Track Changes’ function. You’ll be given two copies – one with the edits integrated, the other with the Track Changes edits highlighted in red. In the case of general proofreading for completed manuscripts, we can review hard copies, but please note that mailing times and costs will be at your expense. Before we can begin editing, we’ll need a copy of your manuscript or text as a Microsoft Word document (.docx file).
Please note that we have a minimum project price of $50, regardless of how many words your project is or how long it takes us to edit it.