Editing and Proofreading
Writing is communication, and in today's world of information overload, communicating clearly is more important than ever. We can help you with your overall manuscript, fine-tune it with copy editing, give it a final proofread, or a combination of these steps.
Substantive (Structural) Editing
In substantive editing we'll evaluate your manuscript as a whole.
Overall structure and organization, coherence, logic, and consistency of presentation are addressed. This is the editing phase where rewriting, condensing or expanding, and reordering occurs.
Copy editing focuses on paragraphs and sentences. Style, repetition,
word usage, awkward phrasing, word and phrase overuse, jargon,
ambiguity, grammar and syntax, capitalization and punctuation, spelling,
and adherence to a style guide are addressed.
Proofreading is the final step of the editing process, and should be
done only when all other editing has been completed. Although
proofreading looks at many of the items that copy editing also
addresses, it is more of a final check for things that were missed. It
should result in individual corrections here and there, with little