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Editing and Proofing

who we work with

BUSINESSES

ACADEMICS

SPECIALISTS

editing

Editing is an integral part of matters which relate to all words, regardless of the application – publishing, printing or digital.

The nitty-gritty of both copy- and line editing is where we refine language, grammar, punctuation, syntax, spelling and where we check the ‘facts and figures’.

Good editing will elevate your work to greatness because this is what we do, and this is what we are passionate about.

 

proofing

Proofreading should be completed by someone other than the writer and editor who may have become too close to the work.

The proofreader’s job is to make the work as perfect as possible.

Proofreading is the last line of defence before publishing, where we look for any typo or inconsistency that has made it past the editing and typesetting stage. 

Allow us to be your fresh pair of eagle eyes.

perfecting

Our attention to detail is what will set your work apart from the rest, whether it’s your novel, website, corporate content, presentation, thesis, dissertation, advert, biography or any other written work.

We will perfect your work while considering editing elements and we will enhance style, content, layout, format, consistency and accuracy and prepare for typesetting.

Let us prepare your work for excellence; it’s our thing!

editing and proofing quote

how we work with you

We use track changes and provide editing comments in a MS Word document format.  Editing and proofing is our specialty.

Every project is unique, requiring different applications of our expertise and thus we quote specifically for your needs. 

To be able to offer a quote for editing and proofing, we require a sample of your work. Our price will be dependent on the level of work, time and urgency you require.

If necessary, we are happy to provide a free, short sample edit, which will give us (and you), an idea of how we would work together. We aim to provide a stress-free approach to completing your editing and proofing.

It has never happened – but we will refund our fees should it be proven that your academic work is not accepted for submission due to our editing. Editing and proofing is our final touch to perfect your work.

find out more from our clients

‘Merle helped me to edit and format my Masters dissertation, and let me start by saying that she is a superwoman! I came to her three weeks before my submission, and Merle worked perfectly within my timelines while always going the extra mile. She understood exactly what I needed, and delivered feedback that was invaluable to my research. The quality of my paper was significantly improved through her editing as she did not miss a thing. Merle is a delight to work with, and I would strongly recommend using Word Matters. I will definitely be using their services again.‘

Jaynisha Patel (MCom student)

‘It’s my first time writing children’s books and from the onset Di with her calming personality made me feel reassured during the editing process. The reason why I choose Word Matters over 5 other editors was because Di was the only editor who went the extra mile and called me. Working with Di and Merle from Word Matters has been a rewarding experience.

Keep up the fantastic work Word Matters!.’

Dashen Naidoo (author: Robin Island Fairy Tales – books 1–7)

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