Proofreading vs. Editing

People often ask us if we do proofreading. The answer is “Yes and no.” We do editing. Click here to visit “Avril Edits” where we describe the editing services we provide.

Editing someone’s document certainly involves checking grammar and spelling, so part of what we do is proof the documents our clients send us, but there’s much more to it. The fact is, there’s free and affordable software out there that you can use to look for grammatical issues and typos, so you don’t need us for that.

More importantly, our process of editing is about composition. What is the objective of your piece, how clear is the language you’ve used and how compelling is the message you convey to its audience? And what specific changes do we suggest that you make to improve the effectiveness of your document and the impression it will make?

So, yes we do proofreading, but our process is way more than that.

You may have noticed, in our header at the top of our home page, that our company slogan is “Communication is everything.” Words to live by. ¬†That simple sentence is something we’re very serious about and it’s the basis for the comprehensive writing and editing services we offer.

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