Document Editing

Annual reports

Research papers

PhD / Masters

Newsletters

University assignments

Resumes/CVs

Book proposals

Magazines

proofreading

A precise and detailed polish-up  of a final draft to catch typos and ensure consistency and accuracy in grammar, spelling, punctuation, formatting and design. 

A last chance for quality control to ensure your final draft will go to print in the best shape possible. 

For Government documents I will follow the Commonwealth Style Guide or individual department style sheets.

Areas addressed

  • spelling and typos

  • punctuation

    • exclamation and question marks

    • dialogue marks

    • hyphenation

    • dashes

    • commas, colons, semi-colons, full stops

  • basic grammar

  • repetition

  • typographical errors

  • basic format consistency

  • bullet points

  • headings & subheadings

  • referencing

  • capitalisation

  • numerals

  • hyperlinks

  • contents list

  • headers & footers

  • page numbers

  • drop caps

  • paragraph spacing and formatting

  • line and word spacing

  • capitalisation

  • illustration and picture placement

  • copyright and publishing details

  • attention will be drawn to awkward or unclear writing and any need for further revision for clarity


 

You will receive
 

Your proofreader will do two run-throughs of your electronic version before returning the document to you. You will receive 1 x copy of document showing detailed trackchanged revisions and comments for improvement PLUS ​1 x copy of clean manuscript with no trackchanges if requested

Cost 

$AU

2.5 - 3c / word depending on document complexity. An individual quote will be drawn up for each client. 

Copy editing


 

A word-by-word technical edit to review and correct language to ensure consistency and accuracy in grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, text formatting, sentence syntax, paragraph length and more.

 

 A final opportunity to flag ambiguous or incorrect facts and pick up internal inconsistencies.

 

Applied once a document is relatively sound in content and structure.

 

Areas addressed
 
  • spelling and typos

  • punctuation including exclamation and question marks, dialogue marks, hyphenation

  • basic grammar

  • repetition

  • typographical errors

  • basic format consistency

    • bullet points

    • use of italics

    • capitalisation

  • headings & subheadings

  • referencing

  • paragraph spacing

  • line and word spacing

  • numerals

  • hyperlinks

  • contents list

  • basic fact checking

  • word choice 

  • basic sentence structure & phrasing

  • basic tone and voice

  • paragraph length

  • basic consistency, cohesiveness and completeness

  • check for potential legal liability e.g. copyright or referencing issues

  • basic tone & voice
     

You will receive

 

Your editor will do two run-throughs of your electronic version before returning the document to you with all changes shown through tracking. You will also receive one clean copy with no trackchanges.

 

You may then re-submit the document one more time for a check of any new changes you make if you wish.
 

Cost

$AU

From 3.5c / word depending on document complexity. An individual quote will be drawn up for each client. 

Comprehensive

micro-edit

This is a comprehensive micro edit that incorporates 3 types of editing: Proofreading , Copy editing and aspects of Line Editing.

 

The addition of line editing means that some attention is also given to any unclear, clunky or inappropriate writing and to fact checking.

Line editing areas addressed beyond proofreading and copyeding:

  • awkward, unclear or bland writing

  • sentence length 

  • paragraph length and flow 

  • inappropriate clichés 

  • wordiness, redundancy, poor word choice 

  • verb tense usage

  • changes in point of view

  • passive vs active writing

  • remaining big-picture issues

  • incorrect facts or inconsistent facts

  • tonal shifts and unnatural phrasing

  • structural and developments issues may be pointed out

You will receive

 

Your editor will do two run-throughs of your electronic version before returning the document to you with all changes shown through tracking. You will also receive one clean copy with no trackchanges.

 

You may then re-submit the document one more time for a check of any new changes you make if you wish.
 

Cost

$AU

From 4c / word depending on document complexity. An individual quote will be drawn up for each client. 

Looking for a detailed and professional final polish-up, with confidentiality assured?

All  written text requires editing and/or proofreading by an objective third party for best quality. This is not only true for individual writers, but even more when multiple authors have been involved with the writing (e.g. in annual reports, joint research papers and Cabinet papers).

As a professional editor of 10 years' experience, and recognised by the Institute of Professional Editors, I am in increasing demand by government departments, corporations, not-for-profit organisations and post-graduate students. My keen eye for detail and knowledge of Australian Commonwealth Editing standards is much appreciated by my clients, plus my flexibility regarding time frames, especially when urgent projects come in.

Government clients include: Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, CSIRO (Qld & Corporate), Arts Qld and Qld Museum.

Academic: Churchie Grammar and various post-grad students (both Australian and abroad).

An individual quote will be provided for each project. One of three types of edits can be applied. See below.  

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Wendy Stuart

0432 486 687