Is proofreading the same thing as copyediting?
Though many people use the terms interchangeably, proofreading and editing are two different stages of the revision process. Both involve close and careful reading, but they focus on different aspects of the writing and employ different techniques. The definitions of the two terms are given below.
Copyediting - Copyediting is what you begin doing as soon as you finish your first draft. Copyediting can be done on several levels: Content, Overall Structure, Clarity, Citations etc.
Proofreading - Proofreading means a final, careful check on a document. It is a technical process, which always involves finding spelling, grammar and formatting errors.
What do you do for proofreading?
In Proofreading, we basically make sure the spelling, grammar and punctuation are accurate, the facts are accurate, the graphics are looking right, the website links are working perfectly etc.
What do you do for copyediting?
In Copyediting, we identify and correct errors in word usage/choice, grammar, awkward phrasing, paragraphing and help in removing excess "fluff" from a story, making it clear and clean. If we are curious about something, we make suggestions and even interview the writer for more information. If again, something is boring, we note that too and ask the writers what point they're trying to make. Hence, we will provide suggestions about edits that might need further explanation and suggest other edits that were not made to the document.
We also make comments on whether the story reads smoothly, the information flows from one paragraph to the next, the quotes add to and support the previous information, the identifying or given information is present and consistent, the visual design and text formatting are consistent and a lot more.
How can we work together?
We work through e-mails. People forward their website URLs/ documents to us by email, and we work back and forth electronically.
Send an e-mail to email@example.com , with the Subject line - Proofreading/Copyediting Services. Please mention your name and country. In the case of a website, send us the URL; if it is a document, send the English writing, which you want us to proofread and copyedit, as an e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word (.doc).
You should end your email message by stating the no. of pages in the website or document. We will respond by email with our comments and an estimate, normally within 1-2 days. If you do not hear back from us, it means your message has not reached us, so please send it again. Thank you.
Pay in advance and as soon as you have made your payment, we will begin our work for you.
After proofreading and copyediting the matter into our word processor, we will e-mail the edited/ revised material back to you, when and how we have arranged with you. We also can edit web pages and we can work in HTML.
How do your Resume
Writing Services work? What is the success rate of getting a job
through your resume services? Do you write international CVs?
E-mail your current resume/ background details as a Word document attachment. Make payment and receive your perfect and professional resume in your mailbox (Inbox) within 5 days. If you want to make any change, then you may return it to us for final editing and revising. For more information, please visit our Resume Writing Services page.
The success rate depends to a great extent on 3 factors i.e. the quality of your resume, the market position of your skill set, and your performance in the interview. Our Resume Services ensure that your resume conveys your experience, skills & achievements in the most professional manner so that your resume gets the maximum reach & visibility; thereby maximizing your chances of finding the right job.
Our clients are from different parts of the world. We write CVs for jobseekers in USA, Canada, Europe, China, India and from other parts of the world.
Do you provide phone support?
No, we do not provide phone support. Perfect Editing Solutions is an online service. We provide professional resume writing / editing services online. We work through e-mails and deliver our work online. E-mail your current resume as a Word document attachment (.doc / .docx) with accurate information of your background details. To provide additional information of your profile or document, please "reply" to our e-mail, so that the history of our communication remains in writing.
What would be your Fee schedule for
proofreading, copyediting and resume writing services? What are your modes of payment?
Standard Proofreading and Copyediting job : We charge our fees per page. We define a page as containing approximately 250 words. Total price is calculated based on the total number of words present in your English writing. Fee can also depend on complexity of project and length. Email us to find out our Fees for Proofreading and Copyediting jobs.
Modes of Payment - Online Credit Card/ Net Banking
Can you accommodate rush jobs?
What kind of documents do you handle?
We are used to working fast. In order to meet all our clients' needs with the highest level of quality, we request you to give us your real deadline. If you have an occasional rush project, we will do our best to accommodate you. Extreme rush jobs will be subject to an additional charge.
We proofread and copyedit mainly websites, letters, applications, resumes, advertisements, manuals, brochures, e-newsletters, articles and e-mail messages.
We also offer Resume Writing Services. Besides proofreading and copyediting your existing resume, we can also write it for you. We will write your resume based on all necessary information you provide us with. Similarly, we will also prepare your Cover Letter, a document of introduction that highlights your key achievements and entitle you for a job opening.
Can't I proofread my copy myself?
Unfortunately, for all of us, proofreading our own work can be very difficult, and in some cases, pointless. This is because the same mental processes that went into composition are the ones you will use to correct your work.
But, when a proofreader examines your work with the fresh eyes and impartial knowledge of English, there is a sure way to guarantee the grammatical accuracy of your work.
I have a spell checker on my computer. Why do I need you?
A spell checker is just a tool. It doesn't know the difference between "two" and "too," or between "they're," "there" and "their." It can not determine whether a particular spelling is the correct one for the context. But the people reading your work do. A properly proofed and formatted document protects your reputation and projects a professional image - qualities for which nobody should rely on their spelling checker.
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How are you different from other
editing, proofreading and resume writing services?
We are different from other editing, proofreading and resume writing services in many ways: We offer the most affordable prices on the web for our editing, proofreading and resume writing services.
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