The Seal of Approval

Get ready to publish your work. No typos left behind!

Get ready to publish your work. No typos left behind!

(Basic Proofreading)

This option is recommended for finished, edited documents that would profit from a final review. This works particularly well if you are getting ready to publish or otherwise distribute your writing. It consists of the following:

  • Grammar, spelling, punctuation and usage revision

  • Identification of readability issues, i.e. poor sentence flow and abrupt transitions

The Finishing Touches

Writing is a journey.

Writing is a journey.

(Medium Copyediting)

If you have a good, almost-final draft but need some help polishing it, you will receive the following:

  • Grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage revision

  • Identification of readability issues, i.e., poor sentence flow and abrupt transitions

  • Formatting/ Style check

  • Some corrections of weak or redundant sentences

All the Bells and Whistles

(Substantive Editing)

Let's give your words some serious TLC.

Let's give your words some serious TLC.

Substantive editing is both comprehensive and detailed. It also implies a high level of involvement with your work: the prompt or goal is carefully examined so that your piece achieves your intended focus. Pick this option to ensure the following:

  • Thorough language check: spelling, grammar, usage, punctuation, and consistency

  • Identification of abrupt transitions, run-on sentences, and clumsy wording

  • Whenever appropriate, modification of content to provide accurate expression of ideas

  • Structure review

  • Formatting/ Style check

  • E-mail with observations, questions and suggestions about the work