PROOFREADING AND EDITING SERVICES

FAQs

Structural editing

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?

Copyediting

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?

Proofreading

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.

We assure you that we treat all documents with the utmost confidentiality; we can sign a bespoke confidentiality agreement if you wish.

Our preferred format is MS Word, as the track changes in Word are the best way of showing you our suggested edits.

We will also proofread/edit:

Emails
MS PowerPoint
PDFs (proofreading only, not suitable for editing)
Websites – either using your login, or with the copy in Word before you upload it

If you are prepaying for our express proofreading service, you will receive a receipt in the form of a tax invoice. This will be emailed to you when you pay using credit card or PayPal.

For all longer jobs, we invoice you. Our payment terms are 14 days.

Sorry, Hit Send edits business documents only. We don’t edit assignments, Honours, Masters or PhD theses. You may like to try Words Ru