Services

PROOFREAD

Who is this service for?

Fiction and non-fiction writers, academics, business owners, game designers, and anyone else who is happy with the content of their work, but wants a last line of defence against any errors. It should take place in the very final stages before publication once your text is finalised.

What is included?

A detailed letter-by-letter check addressing the following:

  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Grammar
  • Formatting (including numbering and lists)
  • Cross-references and contents
  • Layout

Any corrections will be marked with track changes, and queries or anything that is unclear will be marked with comments.

A style sheet detailing style decisions on punctuation, hyphenation, capitalisation, spelling choices, etc. , and information about the dictionary and style guide followed. The style sheet helps ensure that your work is consistent, as well as correct.

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COPY-EDIT

Who is this service for?

Fiction and non-fiction writers, as well as business owners, game designers, report writers and anyone else who is happy with the structure of their text, but want to ensure that the language is clear, correct and appropriate for their audience. It should take place before your final proofreading, while there is still scope to make substantive changes.

What is included?

A detailed line-by-line edit with the aim of ensuring that your text is easy to follow, accurate, appropriate for your audience and as error-free as possible. It involves checking the following:

  • Spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes
  • Clarity
  • Consistency (e.g. of spelling, hyphen use)
  • Tone and appropriateness for your target audience
  • Sentence and paragraph structure
  • Repetition that could be avoided
  • Awkward phrasing that could be improved
  • Gaps in information
  • Basic fact-checking

A style sheet detailing style decisions on punctuation, hyphenation, capitalisation, spelling choices, etc. , and information about the dictionary and style guide followed. The style sheet helps ensure that your work is consistent, as well as correct.

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LINE AND COPY-EDIT (WITH FEEDBACK)

Who is this service for?

Fiction writers who are happy with the structure of their books, but want to improve the readability and reader experience at sentence level.

What is included?

A line-by-line edit of your work with a combination of track changes and comments on the following:

  • Narrative and effectiveness of prose
  • Point of View
  • Authenticity and consistency of characters
  • Dialogue
  • Pace
  • Tenses
  • Flow (including repetition and awkward phrasing)
  • Spelling, grammar, punctuation
  • Consistency
  • Basic fact-checking
  • Standard document formatting using Word’s styles palette: indentation, paragraph style, section breaks

A separate feedback report expanding on any issues raised, with more advice on addressing them.

A style sheet detailing style decisions on punctuation, hyphenation, capitalisation, spelling choices, etc. , and information about the dictionary and style guide followed. The style sheet helps ensure that your work is consistent, as well as correct.

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