PROOFREADING AND EDITING SERVICES

FAQs

We prefer to track our changes, which is why we like to edit in Word. When we edit in MS Word, we return to you two files with the following prefixes:

TC_ shows our track changes and margin comments

Edit – is a clean copy in which we have already accepted the changes; our margin comments still show up.

When we proofread in PDF, we use the Commenting tools to show insertions, deletions and comments in the margin. We do not actually edit the PDF itself. Generally your designer will edit their InDesign file to incorporate our suggested edits.

Copyediting

Editing or copyediting is a review of grammar, words, punctuation and sentences. Are the sentences clear, are the phrases as concise as possible, is the spelling of words consistent (and accurate!) and does it all read well? We’ll check web links, references/bibliography and basic formatting, and we can use Word styles and automate a table of contents.

Proofreading

This is a final check for any errors, typos or inconsistencies. We also check web links, layout, line breaks and page breaks.

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

Yes, we will invoice you when the job is complete (or at agreed milestones). 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

Yes, we carry Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurances. We can send certificates of currency on request.