Eliminate distractions in word, style, format, and thought
that take away from every reader's limited attention capital.
Editing ensures the accuracy, clarity, and flow of information while preserving the meaning and "voice" of the original text. It includes:
Unless a paper copy is provided for pen-on-paper work, editing is performed electronically on only Microsoft Word documents (see example above, which shows how Jefferson's original draft of the Declaration of Independence was edited by others).
Beginning at $50 per hour.
Minimum $50 charge per job.
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Primarily of value to court reporters, proofreading editorial services mostly involve reading final transcripts (provided as a PDF) for spelling, punctuation, typographical, and other possible errors.
An errata sheet identifying errors and areas for review is produced for clients (see example above).
My rates are 40 cents per page (proofing without audio), with a surcharge of an additional 10 cents per page if more than 50 percent of pages need corrections.
Rush proofing (less than two days) available at 60 cents per page.
Minimum $15 per job.