The final but crucial step in the writing and editing process is proofreading. A proofreader provides a quality assurance check by finding and correcting errors in the final draft of your document.
Spelling mistakes, typographical errors and inconsistencies will alienate your readership and reduce the clarity of your message.
Before going to print or uploading content online, it is always advisable to have someone proofread your copy.
Implementing a quality control process
Red Pony offers proofreading services to bring a professional touch to your project and to give you peace of mind, knowing that your document has been subjected to a stringent quality-control process.
We can proof all types of soft copy and hard copy documentation and provide a rapid turnaround to meet your most challenging deadlines.
Proofreading or editing?
Sometimes clients are unsure whether their copy requires proofreading or editing. We will provide an assessment as part of the quoting process, and recommend the level of review we believe is required.
The purpose of a proofread is to identify and correct errors in the document. This might be spelling mistakes, grammatical errors or a failure to apply the house style). Editing not only involves these types of changes, but also identifies improvements to the style and structure of the document. These changes aren’t necessarily ‘errors’ as such, but seek to make the document easier to read and understand.
Word, PDF or hard copy?
The final format for delivery is up to you. We can provide recommended changes in Microsoft Word using the ‘track changes’ function, as an Adobe PDF file using the built-in editing tools, or in hard copy using standard proofreading marks.