Editing & Proofreading

We offer different levels of editing services: proofreading, copy editing and substantive editing. We have experience in editing a range of content including news reports, magazine articles, web copy, financial filings, case studies and scientific reports.

Proofreading is the final read of a text before it is submitted or published. It includes:

  • Grammar check
  • Spelling and punctuation check
  • Style check (We follow the AP Style Guide unless otherwise requested)
  • Tone and voice (informal vs. formal)
  • Check for consistency in terminology and capitalization

Copy editing is a more thorough edit of the document. It includes proofreading, plus:

  • Ensuring the text is clear and concise
  • Adjusting sentence and paragraph structure
  • Eliminating redundant words
  • Replacing repetitive words with synonyms
  • Substituting weak words, phrases, and sentences with powerful alternatives

Substantive editing is a step beyond copyediting, for those who need help writing their document. It includes copyediting, plus:

    • An evaluation of the structure and effectiveness of the document, with suggestions for improvement
    • The adding of new content if the editor feels arguments need additional support
    • Additional research may be conducted to add substance to the text

Our editing services are available in:

English, Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and many more languages upon request.