Proofreading and Copyediting

We offer proofreading and copyediting services.
We will check or edit your text, checking spelling, grammar and consistency.

We can proofread all types of documents:

  • Advertising literature.
  • Product brochures.
  • Manuals and user guides.
  • Web sites.
  • Magazines and newspapers.
  • Reports and proposals.
  • Fiction and non-fiction books.

 

Our proofreading service will highlight and suggest corrections for errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar.

We can suggest improvements in wording, style and layout to produce a document that is clear, consistent and easy to read.

 

Why use the services of a proofreader?

Won't the automatic spell-checking in my word-processor or DTP software find and correct all the errors?

Spell-check software can certainly help, but even with such tools to hand, many documents still reach publication with obvious errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar or internal consistency.

A word-processor's spell-checker will often miss words that are spelled correctly, but which are incorrect in context, for example there or their (or they're!). Our proofreading and copyediting services will highlight these errors.

 

Causes of common errors

  • Words that are spelled correctly, but which are incorrect in the context of the text.
    For example "there" or "their" (or even "they're"!).
  • The wrong country setting on the spell-checker
    (commonly US English vs. British English).
  • Poor translation from another language.
  • Late edits that introduce new errors.
  • Changes in document layout causing text to be lost or re-arranged.
  • Inconsistencies in terminology, due to multiple authors or sources.

 

If you would like to discuss a job or obtain a quote, please contact us.

 

Prices

 

Other Services:

We also offer technical writing, technical illustrations and diagrams, desktop publishing and web page design.

 

 

 

Documentation Services, including Technical Writing, Proofreading, Copyediting and Document Design services in Cofton Hackett (South Birmingham / North Worcestershire border), close to Rednal, Lickey, Barnt Green, Rubery, Alvechurch, Bromsgrove, Redditch and Solihull.

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