Proofreading for businesses

A successful business needs to project its image immaculately: this is a reflection of the service or products it provides to its clients or customers.

 

Any written material generated by your business must therefore be of as good a quality as possible, allowing your reader (a current, returning, potential or future client) to focus exclusively on the content of the text and the information you are providing, without being distracted or misled. This is where a proofreading service is invaluable. 

 

I am available to proofread:

  • internal and external newsletters

  • tenders or other long/important documents or correspondence to be sent out en masse

  • meeting summaries/minutes

  • internal/external reports

  • stationery (business cards, letterheads)

  • marketing material (brochures, leaflets, posters, questionnaires)

  • internet and intranet text

  • blog articles

  • training material

 

Please contact me to agree the level of proofreading or editing required, a quote for the work, and terms of payment.

 

What next?

Once you accept the quote, please email me with the text of your material. This may be in MS Word format, PDF, PowerPoint (which I will convert to PDF and annotate as appropriate), or you may have your own formatting requirements.
 

I will email the proofread/edited work to you by the deadline in your required format with appropriate queries.
 

If you have any queries with the alterations, or if further discussion is required, please do not hesitate to get in touch. If you would prefer to talk on the telephone, it is usually easier to arrange a mutually convenient time.


Please note that any work is treated with the utmost confidentiality. 


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Things to consider: 

 

When instructing a proofreader, you may want to consider the following issues:

  • How much editing do you need? Is it punctuation and spelling/consistency only, or do you want more intervention and/or suggestions for improvement?

  • Will there be a later, second (or third) proofread, perhaps in a different format (e.g. MS Word initial proofread, PDF once typeset)?

  • What are your timescales? Is the work urgently required or is there flexibility with timescales?

  • Are there any project-specific elements the proofreader needs to be aware of? For example, industry-accepted terminology; academic referencing/style systems; checking pictures/diagrams/tables and/or link-checking; a house style/brand; US English or UK English?

 

All of the above (and possibly more) will form part of the brief that I will follow, and will help the project to proceed with maximum efficiency. 

 

If you are unsure whether you need a proofreading service or more intensive editing, please get in touch at johanna@ascribe-editing.co.uk and I can advise you. 

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