Proofreading

because nobody likes to be corrected by the grammar pedant in their family

Accuracy in writing is important for any business. That’s why all the content we write is checked by our professional proofreader. (He’s a bit like Ross from Friends, but waaaay more relaxed.)

Our proofreader casts his beady (and unerringly accurate) eye over any and all copy we produce. While we like to think we know how to write, it’s embarrassing how busy we keep him.

If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing correctly

If you have content you would like proofread, we’ll check it for:

  • spelling,

  • punctuation,

  • grammar,

  • general consistency.

If you have a style guide, we will use that to ensure that the usage of certain words or phrases is consistently applied throughout. We’ll highlight where any changes or amendments are needed.

Aspects we look out for typically include:

· Spelling mistakes and typing errors,

· Punctuation and hyphenating errors,

· Layout consistency,

· Accurate references (e.g. correct web addresses and page references),

· Potential factual errors.

Depending on your preference, we can:

  • work on paper, using the British Standard BS 5261 proofreading marks,

  • use Microsoft Word, making suggestions via the Track Changes tool so that you can easily view any alterations made.

We will also produce a list of queries if anything is not clear from the document, in order to make sure that any suggested adjustments are necessary and relevant.

PROOFREADING RATES

When you hire us to write content for you, proofreading is included as standard, at no additional charge. If you would like proofreading for a standalone project, the fee is £35 +VAT per hour.