A-Line's proofreading service involves a thorough check of your
document for errors such as incorrect spelling, punctuation,
typographical errors (for example, extra spaces, duplication of words,
captions that do not match illustrations, transposed material) and
incorrect grammar. Proofreading is appropriate for writers who are
satisfied with the general layout or structure of their document and the
writer simply wants a final quality control measure.
The spelling check takes into account your requirements for Australian, American or British English.
An edit of your document will involve a line-by-line edit of the
text and will identify potential areas for improvement in the work, with
an overall aim to enhance readability. In addition to proofreading the text, the copy edit will also look for such things as:
style discrepancies for example fonts, heading size/placement
format consistency throughout document
appropriateness for target audience
consistency with publishing firm or business style
In addition to the above, a copy edit will also involve a check of
references/quotes that have been placed either in a footnote or endnote,
against the full bibliography.