The modern world of communication involves more written material than ever before.
Publications, novels, magazines, theses, press releases, coursework and essays among others are required to be consistent, accurate, grammatically correct, and compelling.
Our copy editing services will ensure you create the best document possible. If you are experiencing difficulties in completing your work or are doubting its quality, a second professional eye to review and format your content for correctness will help you achieve the best document possible. If you are a student or a researcher, copy editing can help increase you grade and vastly increase the quality of your writing.
What is copy editing?
Copy editing is the process of checking and correcting the grammar, consistency, formatting, punctuation, terminology, and spelling within a written text. Our copy editors will also ensure that your document conveys your ideas in a succinct and clear manner, while considering the comprehension level of your target audience.
Our editors will add footnotes, headers, and photo-captions besides changing the length of your text to accommodate your formatting and writing style.
Copy editing involves certain procedures to ensure every action is coordinated and that there is consistency in the delivery of your words.
Our procedures include:
- Marking: involves the use of certified systems to highlight changes in the text.
- Querying: involves addressing comments, questions, and explanations to the author or other editorial parties.
- Track changes: helps to track all the editorial decisions for future reference and also checks the progress of the editorial work.
Copy editing requires our professional proofreaders to have several skills which are attained through training. Moreover, all of our editors are university graduates.
A copy editor needs to have an excellent command of language, good critical thinking skills, broad knowledge of the subject in order to highlight factual errors and portray good interpersonal skills when dealing with authors and other editorial staff.
Who uses our editing services?
Many students, authors, research scientists, white paper authors, journalists and even individuals require copy editing services to refine their work before submitting it for proofreading and publication. Our most common clients are (but not limited to):
- Academic authors: quality cannot be compromised as far as academic writing is concerned. Besides correcting mistakes in their academic text, copy editing can also improve on their style of writing and ensures proper referencing.
- Advertising agencies: content for advertising purposes needs to be accurate, factual and free from grammatical and semantic errors. Copy editing can certainly improve the quality of your advertisements.
- News agencies: copy editing eliminates discrepancies and other errors in press and news releases. Correct and quality news helps to enhance the loyalty of customers and viewers.
- Students: projects and theses are key contributors to the grades of students. Therefore, they need copy editors to check the quality of their texts before submitting them to their professors and lecturers.
- Novel writers: novels need to be appealing, captivating and have a smooth flow.
If you are unsure of the word order or word structure in your document and feel that it does not make sense, we offer a rewriting service. We will decipher the correct meaning of the text and rewrite it in a more coherent way.
Paraphrasing means to rewrite a document using different words, while keeping the exact same meaning. This service can be particularly helpful to students who find it difficult to understand journal articles or any other academic piece. We can paraphrase any document you send.
Why use us?
You have just completed your coursework, magazine section, thesis, press release, news section, novel or an advert.
You have read it, but you are just not sure whether you have written it right. Are there sections that you are not happy with but you have no idea about how to fix them?
You may not feel that you have conveyed and communicated your message in a clear and effective manner.
Our copy editors are highly skilled and will handle your work in a professional manner and will also help you to improve on your writing.
We check for all grammatical errors, format your document and check the consistency of your content among other services.
Our services will save you precious time and stress. Frustrations will no longer be a part of your writing once you bring us your text for copy editing. We will work with you to ensure that your final product is the best it can be.
Try us and you will not regret it.