We use many sets of eyes to complete each editing job. Our veteran editors follow these five steps:
1. Content and Development Edit – Review the content, conduct plot and subplot analysis, checking out the flow, make sure the content is well-organized in the document — if there are arguments, they are arranged with effective order and pacing.
2. Line Edit – Our editors analyze every sentence and see how it’s structured in the paragraph. They look for redundancies and eliminate them. Fix run-on and fragment sentences, and check for the clarity of the message.
3. Copy Edit – We correct grammar and punctuation errors, we spell check the content (American English). We make sure the rules for different styles such as APA and MLA are followed.
We review the final draft of a writing piece, correct it to ensure consistency and accuracy in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting.
Our professional proofreaders get a printed version of the document to be proofread, use a ruler under each line on the paper, point out the problems by checking each word in every sentence, mark errors using standard proofreading marks, correct each error and print out the corrected version of the document, this time for a new set of eyes to do a final check by following our proofreading checklist to ensure the document has no error.
Final Copy – the final copy of a document to be submitted to the client in the version requested.