Services

WHAT’S INCLUDED & WHAT’S NOT in Copyediting, Proofreading and Formatting

To help you select the type of service you need for your manuscript, take a look at the chart below.

Services Copyediting Proofreading Formatting
Correct inconsistencies in the mechanics of the body text, e.g. spelling, capitalization, punctuation, abbreviations, etc. Yes Yes No
Correct inconsistencies in the other parts of the document, e.g. references, footnotes/endnotes, placement of page numbers, headers and footers, tables and figures. Yes Yes No
Correct grammar and usage errors. Yes Yes No
Flag awkward or confusing language and suggest revision. Yes No No
Flag wordiness, jargon and unusual words that may not be accessible to the audience. Yes No No
Flag information that seems incorrect or is not factual. Yes No No
Flag and suggest changes to discrepancies and conflicts in content. Yes No No
Flag and suggest changes in language that promotes bias or stereotyping or is otherwise insensitive to a particular section of the readership. Yes No No
Suggest changes to the layout or order of information for clarify or a more logical progression of an argument. Yes No No
Flag information that may require permission for use, as well as statements or language that may expose the author or publisher to lawsuits. Yes No No
Format the structure of the manuscript, e.g. indentation, headings, tables and figures and their titles and legends, references, according to the house style of the intended journal/publisher. Yes Yes Yes
Format the language and spelling used—that is, British or American English—according to the house style of the intended journal/publisher. Yes Yes Yes