PROOFREADING & COPY-EDITING SERVICE IN DIDSBURY, SOUTH MANCHESTER
The human brain has a tendency to gloss over mistakes in order to make sense of a sentence. This is especially the case when it comes to our own work, since we know exactly what we intend to say. For this reason, it can be very difficult for us to proofread pieces we have written ourselves with the precision and accuracy that academia requires.
If you are a non-native speaker of English and have to write in academic English, the task is even harder. No matter how advanced your knowledge of the language, it is extremely difficult to write to the required standard in natural-sounding English without the help of a native speaker.
WHAT DO PROOFREADING AND COPY-EDITING ENTAIL?
My proofreading service entails checking your work to eliminate typing errors and ensure accuracy and consistency in spelling, punctuation, grammar and layout.
My copy-editing service includes the above, but also involves ensuring that the writing is as clear as it can be. This might entail rewording all or part of a sentence to make sure that the English is accurate and sounds as natural as possible. After copy-editing, a text written by a non-native speaker of English will be of native-speaker standard.
Proofreading and copy-editing do not entail adding to, rewriting or restructuring the text, reducing the word count, additional research, or any changes whatsoever to the content.
ACADEMIC PROOFREADING AND COPY-EDITING SERVICE
With a PhD in linguistics and a sharp eye for detail, I specialise in proofreading and copy-editing academic papers, articles, theses and monographs in the arts and humanities, especially in the field of linguistics, and particularly for academics who are non-native speakers of English.
If you are a university student, I am also happy to proofread or copy-edit your essay, dissertation or thesis, if this is permitted by your institution.
Although I specialise in the arts and humanities, I have proofread and copy-edited work from a wide range of other fields and am happy to undertake work on any subject.
THE PROOFREADING AND COPY-EDITING PROCESS
The work is sent to me as a Word document and I then make changes using the Track Changes function. This ensures that you as the author of the work retain complete control of the text: any changes made by me can be accepted or rejected as you see fit. Payment is only due when you are completely satisfied.
When getting in touch, please let me know whether you require proofreading or copy-editing. If you are not sure, I will be able to offer advice.
GET IN TOUCH
Whether you require one-to-one tuition for your child in preparation for an exam, would like to learn a foreign language, or have an academic paper due for submission but no time to carry out a thorough check, I am here to assist you from my Manchester base.
Get in touch to discuss how I can help. I’d be delighted to hear from you.
T: 0161 445 9594
M: 07941 413891