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Levels of Editing - What our editors will do on your documents

 
  Light Regular Heavy
 
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.
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