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Well-crafted, error-free writing reflects an attention to detail and a commitment to excellence that will impress your readers, whether they are potential clients, professors or potential employers. In order to ensure that your copy is as precise and coherent as possible it will be examined by two pairs of eyes.

We use MS word’s Track Changes option to edit most documents. Your documents will be returned to you with the corrections in place, and with an explanation of the correction (if applicable). You will have the capability both to see your original copy and the suggested changes, and to reject or accept those changes. If your writing must adhere to a particular style guideline such as MLA or APA please specify at the time of submission.

We are sensitive to the fact that many items must be completed in time to meet a strict deadline. Work on a document can begin within hours of the relevant documents and deposit being received. When allocating time for a writing project, keep in mind that thorough editing and proofreading may take time.

Proofreading .07 cents/word and up

Our proofreading service is a comprehensive review of your writing with special attention to grammar, diction and sentence structure. The purpose of proofreading is to “clean up” any errors or inconsistencies which may exist in your document. When we examine a document, we typically look for:

Typographical errors

Spelling

Grammatical errors

Run-on sentences

Punctuation

Comma splices

Apostrophes

Subject-verb agreement

Capitalization

Tense

Word choice errors

Homonyms

Omitted words

Editing .12 cents/word and up

Our editing service is all about fine-tuning the organization, structure and tone of your writing so that it will best suit your purpose. This may include more a subtle attention to the connotations of certain words, the flow and logic of paragraphs, and the overall tone of your document. You may want to hire us to edit:

Brochures

Application Letters

Articles

Marketing Packages

Examples of Common Errors We Find

Further/farther:

Error: The misuse of words has been farther exacerbated by reliance on proofreading software.

Correction: The misuse of words has been further exacerbated by reliance on proofreading software.

Misplaced or dangling modifier:

Error: Tired of writing reports, Kevin’s relief at handing in the final draft was evident.

Correction: Tired of writing reports, Kevin was obviously relieved to be handing in his final draft.

Subject-pronoun agreement:

Error: The committee meets every week, and their dedication to the project has yielded impressive results.

Correction: The committee meets every week, and its dedication to the project has yielded impressive results.

Subject-verb agreement:

Error: A surprising array of valuable paintings were discovered in the attic of the abandoned house.

Correction: A surprising array of valuable paintings was discovered in the attic of the abandoned house.

That/which:

Error: Writing which contains errors indicates a lack of attention to detail.

Correction: Writing that contains errors indicates a lack of attention to detail.

Redundancy:

The reason why the project was discontinued is because the funding was eliminated.

The project was discontinued because the funding was eliminated.

Comma or semicolon:

Error: The claim made by contemporary scholars that Shakespeare did not write his own plays is the subject of several recent films and books, however, the theory is far from being widely accepted or substantiated.

Correction: The claim made by contemporary scholars that Shakespeare did not write his own plays is the subject of several recent films and books; however, the theory is far from being widely accepted or substantiated.

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