A mistake sends readers an unintended message that disproportionately,
but inevitably, diminishes your intended one.
YOUR CHALLENGE: Research has shown that a single writing error can cause readers to question the ability and credibility of an organisation. Nor is it just the obvious things, like spelling mistakes, missing or repeated words, or incorrect punctuation that we can overlook: we can also fail to spot gaps, omissions and inconsistencies in our logic. Unfortunately, when it comes to editing our own writing, familiarity can breed a degree of blindness or obsession!
OUR SERVICE: As your second, third or even fourth pair of eyes, we can do as little or as much editing as you wish. That includes checking that your contents are coherent and comply with plain English principles; that your formatting is consistent and complies with equality and diversity principles; and that your grammar, spelling and punctuation are all present and correct.
For academics whose first language is not English, we are also a PRS-approved editor of academic papers. The subjects we cover include psychology, psychiatry, philosophy and business.
Proofreading is different from editing; it’s usually the last job before publication and mainly involves spotting typos and other minor errors. We are pleased to offer this service too.
THE BENEFITS: A reputation for being credible, capable and trustworthy – if you look after the small things, you’re more likely to look after the big things too; and for academics, a higher chance of getting your papers accepted by peer-reviewed journals.
In academic and scientific papers, mistakes can prove costly. While our services do not extend to translations, we have considerable experience of editing papers by non-native English speakers.
As an additional service we can provide notes on the edits we make and the reasons behind them. This will help you to avoid making similar mistakes in the future.
Proofreading is a narrower process than copy-editing. Rather than altering large chunks of content it involves checking that the document about to be published is a true representation of your final draft.