Unique approach to editing and proofreading
Editing and proofreading services require great attention to detail and an extensive knowledge of the English language. We have these skills and extensive experience and use modern technology to facilitate the process and give you a sophisticated result.
We review a sample of your material to be sure that we are providing the changes you need. This is especially helpful if we are editing a document as it is important to get the nature of change right from the outset so that the tone and style are what you want.
Proofread or edit
Once you are happy with our approach we will proofread or edit your document. We use reference material including the Oxford Style Guide (New Hart's Rules) to ensure we follow best practice. Usually, we work with track changes in Microsoft Word or Google Docs with suggestions as comments. We can also mark-up proofs.
We check every document twice. For the second check, we use the text-to-speech capability built into Microsoft Office to read back the document while the editor follows line by line. We do this to bring two senses to the task - hearing and seeing. Between the two, we get the best idea of how the finished document will present to its audience and can adjust wording to improve readability.
We return your document to you for review, either by email or by using a secure cloud service (Microsoft OneDrive). If you make further changes we will proofread the document again. Otherwise, we will proceed to the final step.
Our final step is to send you a version of your document with the changes visible as tracked changes plus a version with the changes incorporated. We will delete all files containing your material from our systems after 30 days.