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Because Spelling and Grammar Matter
“No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else’s draft.”H.G. Wells
The Casper Agency offers three levels of editing service; proofreading, stylistic editing and more in-depth substantive/structural editing.
Whichever level (or levels) you require, we’ll work carefully and meticulously, and your confidentiality is always guaranteed.
Proofreading, also called copy editing, consists of correcting the following:
- grammatical errors
- misplaced or incorrectly used punctuation
- misspelled words
We will also:
- suggests how to replace misused words and phrases
- checks that headings/subheadings are well placed
- edits tables, figures, and lists
- edits photo captions
- edits notes, references and bibliographies
In addition, we’ll create a work-specific Style Sheet that outlines the rules of punctuation, how numbers are used, what is capitalized and what is not and how words are spelled. We identify the specialized words and phrases you use to ensure they are used consistently.
If your writing is clear and sharp, a light copy edit can move quickly. Writing requiring a more detailed heavy copy edit will take a bit longer.
This process will help you correct faulty syntax, eliminate jargon and clarify your meaning. It gives your writing an overall polish.
Substantive / Structural Editing
The most involved of the three editing processes is a substantive or structural edit. We will assess your writing for structure and flow. When necessary, we’ll move paragraphs to improve the connections between ideas. We’ll shorten sentences that are too long and carefully remove repetition from your work.
Major changes will be explained and all adjustments will be noted using “track changes” so you can see and approve each change.
Your work will be read for bias and inaccuracies and you will be alerted of material that is potentially libelous (offensive to an individual) or may require copyright permission to reprint or use on the web (quotations, poems, song lyrics).
Whether you need a quick proofread for a press release or a full manuscript review, The Casper Agency will meticulously work through your copy and provide you with detailed feedback.
Contact us today to discuss your needs, goals and vision.
“The main thing I try to do is write as clearly as I can. I rewrite a good deal to make it clear.”E.B. White