Editorial Services

Fields of Expertise

Rewriting | Structural editing | Copy editing | Stylistic editing | Proofreading

Whether your project requires light proofreading or a substantive edit, a competent editor can guarantee that your text meets professional standards.

Being an editor often involves working with complex and at times highly specialized content while respecting very tight deadlines. We have edited hundreds of articles from a variety of fields, written by authors of diverse backgrounds for whom English is often a second or third language. The final product is rendered in a level and style of language that reflects the highest standards for publication worldwide.

Read below for a detailed description of our editorial services, or contact us for an evaluation of your work.

Rewriting

Creating a new manuscript or parts of a manuscript on the basis of content and research supplied by an author. May include some research and writing of original material.

Structural Editing

Clarifying and/or reorganizing a manuscript for content and structure. Changes may be suggested to or drafted for the author. May include negotiating changes with author.

Copy Editing

Editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation and other mechanics of style; checking for consistency of mechanics and internal consistency of facts; marking head levels and approximate placement of art; notifying designer of any unusual production requirements. May include Canadianizing; metrication; providing or changing system of citations; writing or editing captions and/or credit lines; writing running heads; listing permissions needed and/or obtaining them; providing or editing prelims, back matter, cover copy and/or CIP data. May also include negotiating changes with author.

Stylistic Editing

Clarifying meaning, eliminating jargon, smoothing language and other non-mechanical line-by-line editing. May include checking or correcting reading level; creating or recasting tables and/or figures; negotiating changes with author.

Proofreading

Checking for misspelling, typos, incorrect punctuation, incorrect grammar, such as subject-verb disagreement, errors in word usage and such.

We also offer galley proofing. May include incorporating and/or exercising discretion on author's alterations; flagging locations of art and page references; verifying computer codes. Page proofing may include checking adherence to mock-up (rough paste-up), accuracy of running heads, folios and changes made to type in mock-up, checking page breaks and location of art, and inserting page numbers to table of contents and cross-references if necessary. May also include checking vandykes and colour mats (press proofs).

Definitions of editorial skills by the Editors' Association of Canada.

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