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Editing and Proofreading

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Get off on the “write” foot! Let us be your second set of eyes.

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It can be difficult to read objectively when you’ve spent hours, weeks, or even months on a draft. An outside reader can help you identify errors and see things from a fresh perspective. 

Click below to see what we can do to help you put your best work forward!

This level of editing focuses on content development as well as global editing concerns, such as consistency in voice and the structural issues of organization, paragraphing, and transitions. 

While this can be done at any stage of the writing process, it is recommended during early drafts to avoid delays in content and editing down the road.

Designed for a complete draft, substantive editing emphasizes revisions for content and clarity in addition to the evaluation of a work’s argument or narrative elements. It may also ensure appropriateness for the intended readership and outlet. 

Copy editing provides line-level review of a work’s grammar, sentence structure, mechanics, and usage. This type of editing may involve minor rewording for syntax, but does not include significant rewriting or content changes. 

Proofreading is the final stage of preparing a manuscript for publication or submission.  The purpose of proofreading is to correct errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and word usage. This level of review fixes typographical errors that a word processing program’s native spell check function may not catch. 

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