I provide basic proofreading, copyediting, citation verification and fact-checking services, as well as information research and writing services, for business and research institutions, small business owners, and individuals.
I can help you with your journal or magazine articles, conference papers, fact sheets, technical reports, white papers, website content, and more.
Nora K. Stoecker, email@example.com
- Editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation, conformance to required style guides
- Ensuring consistency in all mechanical matters and checking for internal consistency of facts
- Correlating parts of the document – checking contents page against chapters; checking numbering of footnotes or end notes; checking footnotes, end notes, or in-text citations against bibliography or reference lists, etc.
- Pointing out any text, tables, or illustrations that may need permissions
- Correcting all outright errors in grammar, syntax, and usage
- Asking about statements that seem incorrect
Medium or heavy copyediting
All of the above, plus:
- Correcting all errors in grammar, syntax, and usage, and possibly inappropriate usage as well
- Pointing out or rewriting wordy or convoluted sections
- Requesting or supplying definitions of terms that might be new to the intended audience
- Attempting to verify and revise incorrect facts
- Asking about or revising faulty organization or gaps in logic
- Verifying that citations and references adhere to the required or preferred style guide
Basic citation verification will occur as part of a substantive copyedit, but there may be times when you need more research, or when all you need is to have the citations or references confirmed or enhanced.
- Verifying that citations are complete and that they adhere to the required or preferred style guide
- Finding and adding full citations when needed
- Checking accuracy of facts, names, dates, URLs, and other data, using sources cited by the author, or other relevant sources
Updated October 15, 2014