In addition to proofreading and fact-checking, there are other services that ProofingQueen offers in her royal court, including PDF markup, preparing style guides, editing, and proofreading French materials.
Once the material you send us is thoroughly proofread and fact-checked, we know you don’t want to wait for our herald to show up with a wet piece of parchment that looks like it’s been copied by an illiterate joker.
So we’ve created a PDF markup system that makes it easy for you to understand exactly what changes we’re suggesting, and why. Our eminently useful feedback in a marked-up PDF arrives via email in a easy-to-print format with clear and detailed comments. We’ve banished those confusing paper-wasting printouts with electronic sticky notes to the dungeon!
If you want to know more about our markup options, check out this ProofingQuips post.
A style guide or glossary helps maintain accuracy and consistency. It can include guidelines and information about preferred spelling, punctuation, voice, tone, style, etc. It can also include terms and phrases specific to a company or an industry. Keeping a style guide or glossary updated is also essential – language grows and adapts, just like your business!
If a style guide or a glossary already exists, if you can send it to us when you send us your first job, we’ll ensure we follow your preferred style.
However, if you have no style guide or glossary, we’d be very pleased to help you develop one, as having one can save time and ensure professional and consistent copy. Drop us a line or give us a call for more information!
If your material isn’t quite finalized, we can also provide editing services.
The line between proofreading and editing is often blurred, but essentially, editing is a big-picture review to improve flow and readability, while proofreading is a focused review to ensure that there are no errors. Editing evaluates and enhances clarity, conciseness, word choices and paragraph structure, while proofreading checks for consistency, evaluates adherence to a style guide, and ensures accurate spelling and punctuation.
Did you know that we also offer proofreading in French? Ask us for more details!