We will meticulously check your document for spelling and punctuation errors using either American or British standards and lightly copy-edit the text. What do we mean by "light" copy-editing? We will suggest changes to improve the clarity and flow of your text, while making sure to leave your distinctive voice and tone untouched. We make two complete passes through every document we edit.
We work together with a proven copy editor and proofreader with an BA in English from one of America’s leading universities. A native English speaker who can proofread and edit in Canadian, American, or UK English.
Web and ad copy
Books & E-books
Professional & 100% HUMAN proofreading. A native English speaker with a BA in English who can proofread and edit in Canadian, American, or UK English.
We will check for and correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, tense continuity, syntax, and format consistency errors using Microsoft Word.
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How we work:
We will check for and correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, tense continuity, syntax, and format consistency errors. We use Microsoft Word's Track Changes and Comment functions so you can see all edits that have been made.
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If you have questions that are not stated in our FAQ, please get in touch with us. We will be happy to answer within 24hours.
Do you just run the text through a spell-check/grammar-check software?
Absolutely NOT! Software does not distinguish between palate, pallet and palette. We go through every document twice, and almost invariably we catch things on the second pass that have been missed on the first. This doesn't mean that we don't use professional software, we just don't rely on it completely. Can we proofread 20,000 words in 24 hours? Probably not. But that's a good thing!
What's the difference between using the US or UK standard?
Spelling is the most obvious difference: color vs colour, etc. There are also different punctuation and vocabulary conventions. If you need one or the other, please let us know upfront which one you prefer.
What file types do you accept?
All editing will be done in Microsoft Word, so Word files are best. We can also accept text-editable PDFs or .txt files. Please note that we I can only accept one file per order. We also need the entire document at the beginning of the contract.
Will you rewrite our content?
The short answer is: no. If you are mostly happy with your copy the way it is and you just need polishing and double-checking before you publish, then we can certainly help you. If you are not the greatest writer or are not native, we still may be able to help you there as well, but if your works is very rough, we suggest to hire developmental editor first.