Also called substantive editing, this involves looking at the overall structure and shape of the document. Is it in a logical order, easy to follow, complete, or indeed too long?
Sometimes called line editing (because we approach it line by line), here we look at the sentences and words. Are the sentences clear, are the phrases as concise as possible, is the spelling of words consistent and does it read well?
This is a final check for any errors or typos. We also check web links, layout and page breaks.
When you submit a job, there is a field for you to specify any instructions you may have, such as what level of editing you require. Alternatively, you may leave that to our discretion. In practice, we find that most documents require a combination of proofreading and copyediting. For this reason, we don’t differentiate between our proofreading and editing rates.