Levels of Editing - What our editors will do on your documents
|Mechanical editing||Ensure consistency in all mechanical matters - spelling, capitalisation, punctuation, hyphenation, abbreviations, formats of lists, etc.|
|Correlating parts||Check contents page against chapters; check numbering of footnotes or endnotes, tables, and figures.
Check alphabetisation of bibliography or reference list; read footnote, endnote, or in-text citations against bibliography or reference list.
|Language editing||Correct all indisputable errors in grammar, syntax, and usage, but ignore any locution that is not an outright error..||Correct all errors in grammar, syntax, and usage. Point and revise any infelicities (inappropriate and unpleasing manners or styles of expression).||Correct all errors and infelicities (inappropriate and unpleasing manners or styles of expression) in grammar, syntax, and usage.|
|Point out paragraphs that seem egregiously wordy or convoluted, but do not revise.
Ignore minor patches of wordiness, imprecise wording, and jargon.
|Point out any patches that seem wordy or convoluted, and supply suggested revisions.||Rewrite any wordy or convoluted patch.|
|Ask for clarification of terms likely to be new to readers.||Ask for or supply definitions of terms likely to be new to readers.||Ask for or supply definitions of terms likely to be new to readers.|
|Content editing||Query factual inconsistencies and any statements that seem incorrect.||Query any facts that seem incorrect.
Query fauty organisation and gaps in logic.
|Verify and revise any facts that are incorrect.
Query or fix fauty organisation and gaps in logic.
|Permissions||Note any text, tables, or illustrations that may require permission to reprint.|
|Typecoding||Typecode all elements.|