Proofreading is the last chance for any mistakes to be corrected. These could
Proof-editing works well for businesses and publications with more than one author. Everybody writes differently and has their own way of expressing themselves, but this is not helpful in a multi-author piece of work where consistency and a standard are required.
This is more than proofreading; the document may
Copy-editing ensures your document is easy for your audience to read. Factual information, such as quotations and names, will be checked to ensure they're correct. Your document will be read for sense so that your information is structured logically and no parts are missing. Any information that is unnecessary or missing will be highlighted. A style sheet will be collated to ensure consistency of spelling, hyphenation and typography. And, if needed, a list of queries for author clarification.
I'm a member of EPANI (Editors' and Proofreaders' Alliance of Northern Ireland); an Intermediate Member of SfEP (Society for Editors and Proofreaders); and an Associate Member of AFEPI (Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers).
I work on books, website copy, reports, theses and promotional materials.
PC; Microsoft Word 13; Microsoft Office; Adobe; scanner, printer, copier; broadband.
I work on-screen using Track Changes in Microsoft Word, or using comment boxes in PDF documents. I can also work on hard copy, marking up using BSI symbols or comments.