One, two, something new,
Three, four, what a chore!
Five, six, in a fix,
Seven, eight, wipe the slate,
Nine, ten, begin again.

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Proofreading Editing Writing

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What is editing?
There are many ways to express a thought or idea. Aside from spelling and grammar mistakes, all ways may be correct. Editing is more than the correction of technical errors. The goal of good writing is to manipulate language so that the reader can appreciate the full impact of the message intended by the author.

The editor establishes by proofreading, or by questioning the author, exactly what it is the writer wants to say. The editor then cuts away extraneous material so that ideas are exposed. Finally, the text is fine-tuned to make the ideas not only clear, but appealing to read about.

How will the editor improve my document?
All submissions are processed in a similar way. Go to services and to thesis therapy to find out what the editor will do when your document is received. Also see thesis therapy to learn how to handle the reviewing tools (markup).

What documents can be submitted?
Any English text is accepted, for instance: letters, articles, speeches, resumes, theses, essays, manuscripts. Technical writing is welcome; the editor has a background in the physical sciences and specializes in editing scientific documents. Submit your document in an MS Word file. PDF files are also acceptable.

Who needs editing?
Everyone. Go to services to find out how much editing your material will need.

For a quick summary of services and cost, go to www.editzone.ca

Marcia Craig, PhD, editor
For information: e-mail

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Updated March 2014

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