Proofreading & Copy Editing

Copy Editing

During a copy edit we will help improve the readability and overall quality of your document.

During the copy editing process we will:

  • Rewrite for audience suitability

  • Provide sentence level editing

  • Check usage of tense

  • Provide fact checking

  • Layout checking

  • Chapter sequencing

  • Check spelling, grammar and punctuation

  • Suggest improvements to your document



Proofreading is the final read-through before publishing to find any typos or errors that might have been missed. No major changes will be made to your document at this point. 

During a proofread we will look for things such as:

  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar errors

  • Correct page and table numbering

  • Layout check

  • Style inconsistencies



What we can proofread & edit?


We can edit in UK or US English, and you can submit a 500 word document for a sample edit.

We can edit on screen in Microsoft Word using Track Changes, in Scrivener using the comments feature, or on a hard copy using BSI markup symbols. You will also be provided with a style guide sheet and we use the Guardian Style Guide unless instructed otherwise.

For US clients we use, The Chicago Manual of Style.


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