Editing and Proofreading

 

Trust an editor or proofreader to ensure that your English text is clear and error-free

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Editing and proofreading

All your communication is important to your reputation.

Maybe you have website copy that needs updating with new information?

You’ve written your content in-house and you want to make sure it’s fit for your customers?

Or a sales presentation or proposal for a business deal you can’t afford to lose?

Read on…

 

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Editing

The editing process aims to improve a text to prepare it for publication or presentation.

This involves correcting errors, making words or sentences clearer. Non-native speakers often write sentences the way they think in their own language, which are often different in English.

I will research terminology, ensure that theories are explained clearly, and ideas are expressed with maximum effect; maintain consistency and avoid duplication.

Allow me to polish your text and ensure you achieve the maximum impact on your readers.

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Proofreading

This is the final stage of the writing process, after the editing stage.

Proofreading involves checking a piece of writing for errors, watching out for spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes. I will look at word choice, formatting and sentence structure.

Many people proofread their own work, but we don’t often see our own mistakes and you can bet your readers will spot them.

When you need 100% accuracy, a second pair of eyes is crucial.

I’d be happy to help.

 

Proofreading FAQs

How does it work?

Send me the document you’d like me to check and I will provide you with a quote and delivery timescale.

How much does it cost?

As a general rule, it takes around one hour to check 1000 words of text. This can be subject to variation depending on the terminology used and the standard of the English in the original version.

As a guide, my time is based on an hourly fee for proofreading of 40€ but I will always confirm the price before starting work.

How do I book?

Please contact me via email or Skype message.

What are your payment terms?

Being paid on time is essential for a freelancer, and all proofreading/editing invoices must be paid in 14 days, unless agreed otherwise.

New customers will be required to pay 50% up front before works starts. For future work, we can negotiate mutually convenient payment terms.

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