Proofreading and editing services using ‘Track Changes’
I need a seasoned professional copy-editor to check my work for obvious details such as spelling, punctuation, and grammar. But also ensure that the work is consistent throughout, written in the correct tense and person, is well organised and structured, and is appropriate for the intended audience (young teens 14 through to young adults 35)
I need ALL the work to be corrected using Microsoft Word ‘Track Changes’ ensuring that I can view ALL amendments and accept or reject the suggestions. I will also need each Chapter to be returned with a summary sheet to help me better understand the work you have undertaken so I may be accurate if I have any further questions.
Other things to watch for:
• Watch out for typographical and design inconsistencies as well as textual ones.
Check that each page is aesthetically pleasing and logically arranged.
• Style Common mistakes – which an experienced copy-editor will be able to deal with efficiently – include:
o – the overuse of exclamation marks and emphasis, in italic, bold or capitals
o – very long sentences with little punctuation
o – very long paragraphs
o – changing between the first and the third person for no good reason.
• Content and structure Is anything missing or redundant? Is the order logical? Headings break up text and make it more readable: are there enough of them? If there are more than four levels of sub-headings, the structure probably needs to be rethought. Are footnotes essential? Could 'supporting material' go into an appendix? Is a bibliography necessary? Should there be a glossary?