EDITING

PROFESSIONAL EDITING AND PROOFREADING

the art of

Copy-editing

Copy-editing: the process of reviewing,  correcting and refining written material to ensure clarity, concise grammar and syntax, improve accuracy, readability, fitness for purpose and to ensure the text is free of error, omission, inconsistency, and repetition.

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Utilise our writing and editing expertise. Email templates, entire websites, personal curriculum vitae to multinational corporate profiles, sales copy and mass market paperbacks, arts council grants to program logic and project design for Government tender response schedules ✓ 

SOLUTIONS

Genius ideas? your pitch needs polish, a copy-editor to refine your documents. Attention to detail ensures an image of professionalism and quality. Copy-editing has three levels: light, medium, and heavy. Depending on  budget and scheduling of publication the action plan we develop with you will determine the level of editing to employ. The type of editing you choose (light, medium, or heavy) assists our copy- editors to prioritise ↓ 

light

Proofreading. You feel certain of your final draft. Fresh eyes equals vital. Basic copy resolutions. Editor flags, author resolves ✓

medium

Clarity. Structure. Style. A few drafts in and so close to your work now. Will your narrative arc work for an astute reader? Let us ✓

heavy

Full MS analysis. Comprehensive forensic edit. Be Prepared, can often yourself; will result in a full total rewrite ✓

professional editing features

pro edit light

Basic proofreading? Words like basic can mislead. How about a synonym: fundamental. You need a proofreader, one last Sherlock, an expert idiot savant editor who loses sleep over semi-colons and tautologies (a concave dent . . . no, really?)

A Dynamic Text editor obsesses over your final document and flags any errors and/or inconsistencies. The author resolves ✓ 

pro edit medium

Based on our reading ease analysis a Dynamic Text editor will focus on clear concise copy, engaging stylistics, logical narrative structure, spelling and grammatical consistency. We provide a complete edit with comprehensive comments. Author resolves and returns documents for our basic final proofreading service (included) ✓ 

 

pro edit heavy

Total MS annihilation analysis. We provide astute, critical readers, writers and editors. Working with the author a Dynamic Text editor will enhance, polish and refine the MS for publication. Fact checking, grammar, punctuation and word choice … only light-weights. The heavy editor: simultaneously your silent partner and the Nth degree of a critical reader ✓ 

the process

The procedure

Provide draft documents or MSs and our copy-editors:

✓ correct sentence structure

✓ ensure correct usage of acronyms & technical terms

✓ flag use of discriminatory language

✓ correct grammar and spelling

✓ comply with your organisational style guides or the Australian Style Manual for Authors Editors and Printers.

You benefit if: 

✓ Your document reads structurally sound but needs refining and polishing

✓ Your writing proves difficult for others to understand

✓ Your texts fail to attain the results you need

✓ You need human centred speech

✓ You have tight deadlines and time doesn’t allow for effective copyediting

✓ You don’t feel confident about English grammar

Mark Twain

Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very'; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.

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