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Think of the vast number of documents your organisation produces every year. In the rush to meet tight deadlines, how many basic errors slip through? Is it time to outsource your business proofreading and editing to professional editors?

We provide professional editing or proofreading services for reports, manuals, marketing materials, press releases, presentations or other business documents for a wide variety of clients, including large corporate businesses, government departments, SMEs, consultants, associations, institutions and a discounted service is available for charitible organisations.

In today's business world, time is limited but communication is key. Clients should be impressed with their suppliers' clear business writing and not remember them for poor corporate communication. Even small errors will make a client question whether that carelessness will be reflected in poor quality service.

Our editing service is especially useful for multi-author documents which can suffer from too many cooks. We can revise any rough draft and turn it into a tightly written concise document, matching your house style with a clear structure aimed at your intended audience.

We will handle all sensitive material securely and our privacy policy ensures that all corporate clients can be confident their business communications are kept confidential. We believe our Testimonials page speaks for itself and our flexible service doesn't stop at 5pm or end on Friday afternoon.


Should I choose proofreading or editing?
Proofreading is designed for the final drafts of documents that have already been edited. Editing corrects errors but also focuses on writing style, clarity and structure, as well as highlighting any inconsistencies or problem areas and, where necessary, either increases or reduces the overall word count.

Edit to improve. Proofread to correct.

Decide which level of proofreading and editing you require from the list below, review the guide prices and then contact us for a precise quote and turnaround time.

Proofreading includes:

  • check and correct typos, spelling, punctuation, grammar and general linguistic English errors
  • highlight any format, content, layout, heading or formatting inconsistencies

Editing services include

Light copyediting

  • correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax and general English usage
  • check for overall clarity and consistency of style, tone and sentence structure
  • highlight inconsistencies in word use, meaning and format
  • check against layout specifications for typesetting

Substantive editing
Includes all of the above for light copy editing, plus where required

  • edit to improve the style, tone, structure and content without changing the original meaning
  • rewrite to improve meaning and vocabulary
  • edit confusing, ambiguous or awkward sentences to improve the flow of text
  • remove wordiness, inappropriate terms or jargon
  • query conflicting statements, discrepancies or inconsistencies
  • reduce or increase word count to comply with the specified length


£4.00 to £7.50 per thousand words

Light Copy Editing
£7.50 to £10.00 per thousand words
Substantive Copy Editing
£10.00 to £20.00 per thousand words

The price ranges above relate to the complexity of document, the degree of proofreading or editing required and your deadline, and also include any discounts applicable for students or charities.

The above prices relate to changes being made directly to the electronic copy in Word with track changes turned on. If you are unsure whether you need proofreading or copyediting, please let us have a represenative sample of your text.

Please contact us for a precise quote and a clearer idea of a turnaround time.

Tel/Fax: +44 (0)1485 543746  ireneboston@gmail.com

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