Marion Adams

P r o o f r e a d e ra n dE d i t o r

Services

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What I do
I proofread your document thoroughly and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar and syntax. I point out any inconsistencies in content, layout or style. If required, I can make suggestions that will enhance the clarity and readability of the text.

I can proofread 'blind' (straight read) or against copy.

On-screen
I correct and mark up Word documents using Microsoft Word Track Changes. I may also offer suggestions and advice using the comment boxes. Track Changes gives you the option to accept or reject each individual correction/suggestion. If you are not sure how to use Track Changes, I can explain. It's easy! You can email your Word document to me as an attachment.

I can also correct and annotate PDF page proofs using the mark-up and comment tools. You can email your document to me as a PDF attachment.

On paper
I can mark up your document using the current British Standards Institution (BSI) proofreading symbols. If you are not familiar with these, I can write all corrections, notes and suggestions in plain English.

You can send your document to me by post. Alternatively, send it as a Word document or PDF via email, and I can print out a paper copy. (Please note that there will be an additional charge to cover printing costs.)

Students – it is your responsibility to check your academic institution's policy regarding proofreading. You need to have permission from your tutor to have your work proofread professionally. I check for errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar and syntax. I do not undertake any rewriting, although I may point out where you need to do this if the meaning is not clear. See here for my Terms and Conditions for Students.