Proofreading & Editing Explained

Here is an explanation of editing and proofreading, as some people do not understand the importance of them for their documents. Whether it is an email, blog, magazine or newspaper article, novel, short story, essay, dissertation, legal document, real estate documentation, term paper, website or novel, editing is very important.

Writing skills are the same as first impressions, especially if you need to use your writing skills for the first time to contact someone new. It could be an application letter to a college/university or an email to a potential employer. It may be a blog you want to send to gain new customers, or an email to potential new clients. In these situations, what you write and how you write it is your chance to leave a lasting good impression on someone you’ve never met before.

When ordering from me, you will receive a complete check of all your work, from the first word to the last full stop. I offer a complete English editing and proofreading service.

What I will do for you


When proofreading your document, I will look at the following:

  • Punctuation errors;
  • Spelling errors;
  • Grammatical errors;
  • Typographical errors;
  • Inconsistencies; and
  • Errors in consistency and appropriateness of verb usage.

Copy Editing

When copy editing your document, I will correct the following:

  • Punctuation errors;
  • Grammatical errors;
  • Spelling errors;
  • Typographical errors and spelling inconsistencies;
  • Sentence structure to assist paragraph flow;
  • Errors in consistency and appropriateness of verb usage;
  • Errors in sentence structure and word usage;
  • Inconsistencies in storyline details; and
  • Inconsistencies in character details.


  • Lay out and design the document you need, according to your requirements;
  • Ensure the text reads perfectly;
  • Insert any pictures, graphics or logos you require; and
  • Ensure the colours, fonts and text meets all your requirements.


Along with copy editing and proofreading your document, I can also provide rewriting services for your copy, as needed.

Whether it’s rewording copy, changing sentence structure, paraphrasing text or making a similar but different sentence, paragraph or document, I can also do this for you, subject to copyright. This helps avoid plagiarism and also improves any errors you’ve made regarding syntax, sense, continuity and so on.

I can edit or proofread any document in the following formats:
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • InDesign
  • Libre Office
  • PDF (annotate)

I know many students wonder, “Who can proofread my essay for me?” I am more than happy to do this work. Many of my testimonials are from students who are all very happy with the work I did for them. Proofreading an essay, dissertation or thesis is not cheating, it simply means ensuring your document contains perfect English and follow any style guidelines you’ve been given. After all, being an expert in physics doesn’t mean you’re also an expert in the English language.

There’s a lot of positive feedback on my Testimonials page, so please take a look to see their comments. There are also reviews on FacebookYellYelpFree Index and My Local Services. I always do my best work when people really need me, so please take a look at the services I offer and get in touch!

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