Proofreaders, proof-readers or proof readers today are usually freelancers. They look for errors in typing, spelling and punctuation, but do not normally make substantial changes to a text. However, most proofreaders also offer copy-editing services, which involve more detailed intervention, such as improvement of sentence structure, even reorganising entire paragraphs when discrepancies occur between actual and intended meanings. It’s important for an editor to strike a balance here though; all writers are different, and their work is unique. Over-editing can introduce mediocrity, removing the fire from a piece of writing in the process of making it ‘correct’. The focus of both proofreading and editing, therefore, should be on enhancing the quality of a document, making it as good as it can be, without silencing the voice of the author.
Absolute Editing and Proofreading offers an approachable, friendly service to clients, whether fluent in English but requiring a second opinion, or using English as a second or foreign language.
Providing a professional, freelance service to organisations and individuals worldwide, Absolute Editing and Proofreading uses 'Track Changes' in Microsoft's WORD to correct errors in spelling and grammar as well as suggesting changes to improve sentence flow.
At Absolute Editing and Proofreading, we believe that 'it doesn't need to be bad to be better'. Let Absolute Editing and Proofreading help you to make it better.
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