We offer bespoke services in proofreading and copy editing job application documents such as CVs, cover letters and job application forms, plus educational documents such as personal statements and academic essays. We also offer a copywriting, copy editing and proofreading service to businesses, including the creation and editing of website content, marketing material content, blogs and other publications. For more information on the services we provide and our prices, follow the links on the right.
What is the difference between proofreading and copy editing?
Proofreading is the process of combing through a text and correcting any errors of spelling, grammar and punctuation. Along with these superficial mistakes and picking up on any typos, a proofreader will also check such details as the formatting and layout of a text, the referencing, and the layout and labelling of any tables and diagrams. If you opt for the proofreading service we will simply correct mistakes, not alter the text.
Copy editing is more extensive than proofreading and in addition to correcting mistakes, the quality and flow of the text itself is also considered. If you opt for the copy editing service we may restructure the text, alter the format or suggest entire sections to be removed or completely rewritten. We may also make stylistic alterations and suggest changes to the text where we feel they are necessary to improve its tone and fully achieve its intended impact.
How do we receive, edit and return your documents?
For proofreading and copy editing services, once we have agreed a service and payment has been made, you can send your document(s) to us via email or our Dropbox account (details will be provided). The preferred format is Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) but we can accommodate other compatible formats. The document(s) will be edited using ‘Track Changes’ in Microsoft Word, allowing you to easily see what has been changed and accept or amend these changes. Your documents will then be returned to you via email or a link to our Dropbox account.