Proofreading services

Although we live in a world of spelling, grammar and context checkers, we see errors in work produced all the time, which reflects badly on businesses. Why? Because it was never thoroughly proofread by an expert proofreader.

Proofreaders don’t suggest major changes to the text (that’s what an editor does). Instead, they look for minor text and formatting errors and confirm the material is ready for final approval and then publication.

We will check for the following to ensure your documents are error-free and impactful, with flawless language and formatting:

Appropriate use of language

Check for correct and appropriate:

This might include some rewording of sentences to ensure the meaning is clear but should not involve significant rewriting or restructuring.

Consistency

Ensure language consistency in terms of:

• language and structural parallelism
• terms used
• spelling
• capitalisation
• hyphenation
• abbreviations
• expression of numbers and quantitative data
• references.

Ensure visual consistency and appropriate format in relation to:

• typography
• heading hierarchy
• page layout
• figures
• tables and captions.

Accuracy

Check the accuracy of elements such as dates, product names, model numbers, quotations and hypertext links.

References

Check:

• for accuracy of cross-references within text, between text and figures, and between lists of contents and the body of the document
• for conformity and completeness in textual and bibliographic references and quotations
• that sources have been acknowledged and copyright law has been followed.

Conformity with style guide

If no house style has been set, the editor will adopt or devise a style guide that is internally consistent and in line with accepted practice, in consultation with you.

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