Editing and proofreading

Do you want to be sure your written communications are strong, clear, concise and free of errors?

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Recently, we’ve helped:

  • Insurance companies to simplify policy booklets
  • A transport company to use plain English in safety standards
  • Financial firms to remove jargon from their websites
  • Banks to write mortgage-arrears letters for their customers
  • Consumer agencies to edit information leaflets for the public
  • Universities to edit prospectuses and website content

If you ask us to edit a document, we will:

  • Consider your objectives and intended readers
  • Assess it for clarity and brevity
  • Make any necessary changes to the structure and language
  • Check it is written and presented in a consistent style and tone of voice
  • Ensure it uses grammar and punctuation correctly
  • Use ‘track changes’ in MS Word, so you can decide whether to accept or reject our suggestions

Is a ‘light touch’ edit going to be enough? Or do you need a plain English makeover?
We help you to work out what you need – focusing on your objectives and target audience. We then make all the changes required to ensure you reach your main audiences – from ‘tidying up’ wording to re-writing whole sections.

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A fresh eye is always useful before you send a document to the printers to avoid that ‘aaaggh’ moment when you see a typo in a report after it’s been published or in an email after it’s been sent to hundreds of customers.

We check for correct and consistent:

    • Spelling
    • Punctuation
    • Grammar
    • Use of English
    • Style of numbers and dates
    • Formatting (headings, italics etc)
    • Table of contents
    • Page / section numbering
    • References
    • Contact information

Organisations we have provided editing and proofreading for include:

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