When you write, you know what you want to say – but are you sure your messages are always clear, concise and accessible? A professional editor provides a fresh eye. We look at it from the point of view of your target audiences and show you how to make your content strong, well-structured, readable – and, of course, free of errors.
Business editing and proofreading can make the world of difference to your communications. Whether you write policy reports, strategy documents, fact-sheets, insurance brochures, manuals, web content or marketing materials, we can edit and proofread for you. We ensure you avoid that ‘aaaggh’ moment when you see a typo in a report after it’s been distributed or in an email after it’s been sent to hundreds of customers.
As ex-journalists, we know how to ensure your communications are clear, concise and effective for your customers.
Send us a sample of your document (or the URL) and we’ll give you a free professional assessment.
We’ll tell you if it’s fine the way it is. But if it needs proofreading or editing, we’ll tell you that too. Or you can ask us for a plain English makeover.
An editor’s eye can make all the difference to your website, reports, white papers, template letters, brochures or leaflets. As an expert, you may be so close to your own content that you can’t see the wood for the trees. Using a business editing service gives you the confidence to know that your writing is strong, clear and polished.
Editing involves making changes to ensure that the writing is clear, concise, well-structured and free of errors. It also means checking it’s suitable for your target audiences – and that the document will achieve its objectives. We can also suggest ways to increase the accessibility of a document, so that reaches a plain English standard. For example, we might suggest adding sub-headings, moving sections, shortening sentences and deleting ‘dead wood’.
We’re here to help. We use track changes and comments in MS Word, so you can see our suggestions. In many cases, we also explain why we’re making changes, so you can learn from us. And you’re always free to talk to us about our changes, comments and suggestions.
Using a business proofreading service gives you the confidence that there are no embarrassing typos. More importantly, it means your readers can focus on your content because they’re not distracted by common errors.
Proofreading is correcting mistakes of grammar, punctuation, spelling, syntax and formatting. It also involves identifying inconsistencies of language, punctuation and layout. We use track changes in MS Word so you can clearly see our suggestions and changes. If you have an in-house style guide, we’re happy to follow its rules.
Plain English is essential when you’re writing for the public. Research shows that communicating in plain English can save time and money – because customers don’t have to contact your customer services team. A plain English makeover involves editing (and sometimes re-writing) to ensure your target audiences get the message the first time they read.
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