A meticulous grammar expert to ensure an error-free final draft. A sharp-eyed editorial team to help you take your draft from “almost there” to “ready for publication.” A fresh set of eyes to let you know if you’re communicating your ideas clearly.
Every writer – yes, even a professional, published writer – can benefit from a third-party review. Our team of expert editors and experienced proofreaders are efficient, exceptional, and we know how to not waste your time. We have a combined 100 years of experience providing rock-solid technical editing and proofreading services across a huge range of topics, and we’ve provided editing and proofreading services on nearly every type of writing project, including web copy, blogs, 100-plus page manuscripts, RFPs, whitepapers . . . you name it.
Editing vs. Proofreading: What’s the Difference?
The terms “editing” and “proofreading” are often used interchangeably. But, really, they serve very distinct purposes and occur at different times in the writing process.
Editing and proofreading business or technical content requires the ability to review complex documents about highly specialized topics. We use our expertise to check for English language errors and content issues, including verifying (or questioning) that your writing provides an appropriate level of complexity for your target reader.
The language aspect covers traditional copyediting and production editing concerns; the content aspect involves substantive editing to address the accuracy and completeness of the technical information and to ensure that it is intelligible to the intended audience.
- Reviewing your copy to improve the flow and overall quality of your writing.
- Correcting errors or inconsistencies.
- Revising sentences and paragraphs for flow.
- Making the copy cleaner and clearer.
- Guaranteeing that your copy follows your style guide.
- Reading your final draft (after it has been edited and approved) to remove any last errors.
- Examining the layout and/or formatting.
- Double-checking any dates, URLs, page numbers, or pertinent details.
Style Guide Creation
For our long-term clients with multiple projects, we automatically institute a client-specific style guide to maintain editorial consistency across every piece. This style guide is actively shared with you, so you can share with the rest of your in-house team, as well as any other writing teams you may leverage.
Of course, if you already have your own style and branding guidelines, we will strictly abide by your current guidelines.