Write-Up Communications offers proofreading, copyediting and substantive editing. Scroll down to find out more.
Please send us the document you would like us to edit (or proofread) in the first instance. Once we evaluate the work involved, we will get back to you with the fee.
Clients are, typically, from the following areas of work:
- Business and finance
- Human resources management
- Medical communications
- Annual reports
- Booklets, brochures and marketing material
- Videos and animations
- Training manuals
Copyediting will improve the accuracy, clarity and consistency of your text. It does not involve significant rewriting. For that, scroll down to substantive editing.
- Clarity of expression
- Abbreviations and acronyms
- Language and structural parallelism
- Quantitative data
- Hierarchy of headings
- Page layout
- Tables and their captions
- Model numbers
- Accuracy of cross-references, eg between text and figures
- Accuracy in textual and bibliographical references
- Conformity with copyright laws
- Acknowledgments of sources used
Substantive editing will help you get your message across with greater clarity and punch. The focus here is on the structure, language, style and content of your text, ensuring that it is appropriate for its intended readership.
Substantive editing comprises a review of structure, language and style and presentation. Here’s what each component focuses on.
- Completeness of information supplied
- Need for rearranging, expanding or condensing sections to improve the structure of the text
- Effectiveness of navigation aids, for example, headers and links
Language and style:
- Appropriateness of lexis and diction
- Clarity of language
- Effectiveness of sentence structure, syntax and paragraph structure
- Appropriateness of weightings given to elements of discussion
- Absence of verbiage, triteness, unnecessary repetition and jargon
- Consistency of tone and style
- Effectiveness of text presentation and formatting
- Suitability of titles and headings in respect of their contents
- Placement and clarity of illustrative material
- Correctness and consistency of referencing
- Accuracy of cross-references, for example, between a table of contents and the body of the document