TYPES OF DOCUMENTS I CAN WORK WITH
I can edit your documents into seamless versions that read better, have no grammatical errors for a fixed per-hour fee. If your assignment needs to fit within a certain word-limit, I can certainly also work within that constraint.
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EDITING AND PROOFREADING YOUR DOCUMENTS
Businesses rely on a sharp, professional presence, both in print and online, to draw customers and succeed. These days, the written word appears in everything--consumers are saturated with it: banners, billboards, posters, magazines, bulletins, newsletters, pamphlets, adverts, brochures and websites.
SPELLING MISTAKES: DEATH TO PROFESSIONALISM>
Nothing defeats this professional image that businesses depend on more than incorrect spelling, structure, punctuation and grammar. One lousy error can dangerously decrease your potential customer's perception of the quality of work and delivery of products and services.
Have you ever been to a restaurant with beautiful staff, beautiful decor and ambience only to be rudely faced with multiple spelling and grammar mistakes on a menu? Have you pointed out these errors to your guests?
Maybe you're an accounting practice offering potential clients the promise of attention to detail and great results. But what if your brochures are rife with punctuation errors?
EDITING VS PROOFREADING
What's the difference? Is there a difference?
The easy answer: Editing is the more comprehensive "cleaning up" of your work. It includes copyediting, structural editing and proofreading.
Editing these days is best done on-screen, via a Word Document (with the original copy saved elsewhere, of course). I like to actually work off paper initially, marking errors and making changes. Then these changes are input into a Word Document copy. After comments, amendments and additions from the author are added into the copy, proofreading begins.
Proofreading normally first starts on-screen. Depending on the complexity of the project, the first stage of proofreading is completed on a Word Document. The next stage is to have go through the text again in a layout software (such as Adobe Illustrator, InDesign or Quark) book or magazine. If this is to be a published work, page proofs are the essential last step to ensure an error-free publication.
Technically this is not the responsibility of the copyeditor nor the proofreader. Authors hire fact-checkers for this. But for an added fee, we are happy to do this for you. You'd be surprised how much fact-checking is needed for even a children's book, novel or poster.