|The editorial service we provide covers proofreading, on-screen editing and
copy-editing, technical editing in nutrition and sport, copy writing, and digital
transcription. The descriptions below can apply to printed materials (books, journals,
magazines, reports, leaflets), websites, CD-ROMs and computer-based training materials.
|"Once again it all looks very thorough. Thank you for fitting
this in at such short notice."
Proofreading: We take an
already-edited document and look for typographical errors, spelling, grammar and
punctuation mistakes, style and inconsistencies.
Proofs are marked up using the British
Standard Institution proof-correcting symbols (BS 5261 Part 2 1976) for paper documents.
Alternatively, for electronic documents in MS Word, corrections can be made directly to
the original document with changes highlighted using Word's tracked changes facility. For
websites, we can correct the HTML code if required.
We proofread against any accompanying
typescript (aka copy) or manuscript or blind without any supporting documentation.
|"Thank you for returning the OC with time to spare. This means
that the Honorary Editors now have a longer time frame in which to read the OC."
Copy-editing: We will look at your
copy, either on-screen or on paper, and prepare it for printing or publishing. We will
ensure that spelling, grammar and punctuation are correct and will also check for
accuracy, consistency and sense. Various levels of copy-editing are available, depending
on your requirements. We will ensure that the document contains accurate and clear
English, conforms to the required style and has a logical flow.
Edited copy can be returned to you as a
Word document, rich text file or as changes marked up on a printed manuscript, whatever
Technical editing: This is copy-editing
with the addition of our combined specialist knowledge of nutrition and sport. We are not
responsible for verifying the technical content of a document but will highlight anything
we suspect is incorrect so that the appropriate responsible person checks for accuracy.
|"I think the (2005/06 Stafford Rangers) programme this season
has been at it's best for sometime and well worth the money. And I'm sure there will be
very few who don't think it's been a good read."
Translation into British (UK)
English / Anglicisation: If British English is not your first language, we will edit your
document for a UK audience, such as one written in American English.
Copy writing: We currently offer copy
writing and fixture-reporting services to newspapers, magazines and websites in sport and
Digital Transcription: We can
transcribe anything, for example, from meetings, dictations, interviews and lectures. We
can also edit and proofread the resulting text.
Word processing: We can type any
document you require and deliver it to you by a variety of means. It can be
e-mailed, put onto disk (floppy or CD) or printed and posted using the Special or Recorded
Delivery service. We can even deliver it personally if you live locally.