- incorrect use of punctuation, commas, semicolons, colons, and dashes, etc.
- misuse of articles and prepositions,
- mistaking one word for another (i.e., envelope/envelop, stationary/stationery, affect/effect). A spell-checker won't detect these errors.
- confusing "then" and "than," "its" and "it's," and "lay" and "lie",
- creating run-on sentences or sentence fragments.
- correcting spelling, grammar, and punctuation,
- correcting confusion in tenses,
- eliminating redundancies,
- correcting headings, tables, figures, and lists,
- substituting words that more accurately convey the author's intent,
- avoiding sexism, racism, or other pejorative language.
- correcting errors in spelling, usage, grammar, punctuation, and style,
- correcting fluctuations in tense,
- clarifying ambiguities,
- noting inconsistencies in point of view,
- identifying inconsistencies in facts and details,
- revising or cutting to meet length requirements.
- reviewing the overall organization,
- suggesting deletions, additions, or rearrangements,
- indicating gaps in content or unclear transitions,
- creating a Table of Contents,
- adjusting tables, charts, or diagrams.
- ensuring that sources are acknowledged appropriately.
Editing tables and figures:
- adjusting the presentation of data,
- ensuring the proper positioning of tables and figures.
Frequently Asked Questions
- 1. What does it cost?
Fees can be estimated from the total word count. Approx. $25-30 per 1,000 words.
- 2. How should I send the document?
The preferred method is by e-mail attachment.
- 3. Can I see the editing changes?
Yes. The MS-Word Revision Tool is used to show all changes from the editing. See the full website article on Tracking Changes.
- 4. Can I have a document edited on an urgent basis?
Yes. Rush editing service is available. An extra fee is usually applied, depending on the degree of urgency.