PROOFREADING
As your proofreader I will use standard proofreaders’ marks to mark a document for: typographical errors, deviations from format specifications, basic and obvious grammatical errors, and style inconsistencies.

SCHOLARLY MANUSCRIPTS FOR UNIVERSITY PRESSES
As your editor, using Word’s Track Changes feature, I will revise wording to improve clarity and flow of text (e.g., shortens excessively long sentences, makes sure that pronouns have clear antecedents, and eliminates passive voice where appropriate.) In other words, translate complexity into simplicity.
I will also query the author on redundant or unclear portions of text.

Using Chicago Manual of Style—or house style—I will check styles, footnotes, and bibliographic material and apply consistent format to tabular material; check math in tables. I will implement all standard copyediting techniques as well.

COPYEDITING
As your copyeditor for your non-fiction manuscript or document I will correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors in your non-fiction manuscript or document.
I will correct inconsistencies in style (number style, capitalization, compounding, abbreviations) using a detailed knowledge of grammar and style.

I will carefully check for formatting errors and content errors and I will check to see that local place names and proper names are spelled correctly.
I will check to see that all information is on the proper page, in its entirety, and that if it continues on another page I will ensure that it does indeed “jump” to that page.
I will also check any dubious-looking facts and check figures to make certain they are correct.

SUBSTANTIVE EDITING
As a substantive editor of your non-fiction manuscript or document I will employ all copyediting techniques as well as revise wording to improve clarity and flow of text (e.g., shorten excessively long sentences, make sure that pronouns have clear antecedents, and eliminate passive voice where appropriate.)

I will also query the author on redundant or unclear portions of text. I will check styles, footnotes, and bibliographic material and apply consistent format to tabular material; check math in tables.

PROOFREADING
As your proofreader I will use standard proofreaders’ marks to mark a document for: typographical errors, deviations from format specifications, basic and obvious grammatical errors, and style inconsistencies.

SCHOLARLY MANUSCRIPTS FOR UNIVERSITY PRESSES
As your editor, using Word’s Track Changes feature, I will revise wording to improve clarity and flow of text (e.g., shortens excessively long sentences, makes sure that pronouns have clear antecedents, and eliminates passive voice where appropriate.) In other words, translate complexity into simplicity.

I will also query the author on redundant or unclear portions of text.
Using Chicago Manual of Style—or house style—I will check styles, footnotes, and bibliographic material and apply consistent format to tabular material; check math in tables. I will implement all standard copyediting techniques as well.

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