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© 2020 Marianne Coote, EMC Editorial Services

Proof-editing

Make sure your writing is accessible and free of errors.

A proof-edit offers a more thorough check of your writing. Not only will I check for spelling and grammatical errors, but will also flag any long or ambiguous sentences to ensure your text reads as smoothly as possible. 

What Does a Proof-Edit Include?

 Consistent style of headings and captions
Correct and consistent use of abbreviations
 Cross-checking of figures and tables
Flagging of long or ambiguous sentences
Querying of errors and inconsistencies
Consistency in design of text and image elements

✓ Consistent hyphenation and capitalisation

✓ Pagination and sequencing

✓ Paragraph and section breaks

✓ Removal of extraneous letter and line spaces

✓ Standard and consistent spelling, grammar and punctuation

✓ Standard paragraph indentation

✓ Widows, orphans and short lines

 
✗ Plot or timeline inconsistencies
Fact/date checking
Point-of-view issues
Developmental or story edits
Advising on the appropriate position of illustrations and tables
Ensuring the writing is appropriate for the intended reader

Authors: please note that, while a proof-edit will catch some plot and timeline inconsistencies, it is NOT a formal line or copy-edit and I therefore will not be specifically looking for these. 

Unfortunately I cannot provide a specific rate as each project has a unique set of needs. Please contact me for a quote or see my FAQs for a guideline.
For an example workflow, click here.