Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

What types of editing services do you offer?

We offer a range of editing services based on different levels of editing, from proofreading to copy editing to developmental editing and more. 

Proofreading is the final stage of editing, focusing on surface errors such as misspellings, grammar errors, and punctuation mistakes. It’s the last step before a document is considered complete.A proofreader will check for and correct typos, incorrect punctuation, inconsistencies in typography and layout, minor grammatical issues, and formatting errors. Proofreading does not involve in-depth changes or rewriting.

Copyediting involves a more thorough review of text to improve accuracy, readability, and coherence. It’s more in-depth than proofreading but less comprehensive than developmental editing. A copyeditor corrects grammatical and punctuation errors, checks for factual inaccuracies, ensures consistency in style and tone, and may rephrase sentences for better clarity and flow. They also look for consistency within a work.

Developmental editing is a comprehensive form of editing that focuses on the structure and content of a document, particularly in creative writing like novels or narrative non-fiction. A developmental editor works on big-picture elements like plot, characterization, pacing, and organization. They help the author develop their ideas and narratives more fully, providing feedback on story arcs, character development, and overall thematic coherence. This type of editing is more collaborative and can involve significant changes to a manuscript.

Line editing

falls somewhere between copyediting and developmental editing. It focuses on the use of language to convey a message in the most effective way. A line editor will pay close attention to word choice, sentence structure, tone, and style. The editor refines the text to improve clarity, flow, and readability. This might involve reworking individual sentences for smoothness and clarity while maintaining the author’s voice and style.

Technical editing is specialized editing focused on materials like manuals, instructions, or scientific articles. A technical editor ensures clarity, coherence, consistency, and correctness in technical documents. They might also check the accuracy of technical terms and data, align the text with industry standards, and ensure the text is understandable to the intended audience.

 

How much will my project cost?

The cost of your project is determined by several factors, including the complexity and length of the material, the level of editing required, and the turnaround time you need. Since every project is unique, we provide personalized quotes after reviewing the specifics of your work. This ensures you get a fair price tailored to your project’s specific needs. Please contact us with the details of your project, and we’ll be happy to provide you with a no-obligation estimate. Rest assured, we strive to offer competitive and transparent pricing to match the high quality of service we deliver.

How long will it take you to edit my project?

The timeline for completing your project depends on various factors, such as the length of the material, the type of editing or writing services required, and our current workload. Each project is unique, and we always aim to work efficiently while maintaining high-quality standards. To give you a more accurate estimate, we recommend discussing the specifics of your project with us. Once we understand your needs and the scope of work, we can provide a realistic timeline. We’re committed to meeting your deadlines and will work with you to ensure timely delivery that aligns with your schedule.

Can you guarantee 100% accuracy?

We strive for excellence and aim to provide the highest quality in our editing and writing services. While we endeavor to achieve accuracy in every project, it’s important to note that 100% accuracy is a challenging standard in any human endeavor, including professional writing and editing. Our commitment is to apply meticulous attention to detail, extensive knowledge, and expert skills to every project, minimizing errors as much as possible. We encourage collaboration and open communication with our clients to ensure that the final product meets your expectations and needs. If any issues arise, we are more than willing to review and make necessary adjustments to ensure your satisfaction with the work. Plus, as a team, we always review each other’s work.

What citation styles/formats can you work with?

Our team is proficient in a variety of citation styles and format, catering to a range of academic and professional needs. We have experience with APA, MLA, Chicago Manual of Style, Turabian, Microsoft Manual of Style, ASA, and a variety of other citation styles and formats. Our experience with these diverse citation formats ensures that your document will be accurately referenced, adhering to the specific conventions of your field or publication requirements. Whether you are working on an academic paper, a research project, or a professional document, we have the expertise to assist you in maintaining the highest standards of citation and referencing.

How do you handle confidentiality and privacy?

We are open to signing non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) or any other confidentiality agreements you deem necessary. This legally binding document ensures that the details of your work and any sensitive information shared remain private. All documents and communications are handled through secure channels. We use encrypted file transfer and storage systems to protect your work from unauthorized access. Only the professionals directly involved in your project will have access to your documents. We have strict internal protocols to ensure that your work is not shared or discussed with anyone outside of the assigned team.

Our team adheres to high ethical standards in all our operations. Respecting your privacy and confidentiality is a core part of our professional ethics.