Editing and Proofreading

How might editing and proofreading help you enhance your writing? Extensive editing and proofreading of your paper will eliminate any remaining flaws and allow the critical components of your work to shine through clearly. You may already be using an online grammar or proofreading application, as well as English editing software, to identify objective problems in your work. While these tools can be helpful, human editing corrects syntax, tone, and the overall effect your writing gives off.



Turnaround TimeRate Per Word500 Words1,000 Words2,500 Words
Standard (5-7 days) $0.05 PW$25.00$50.00$125.00
Rush (2-3 days)$0.10 PW$50.00$100.00$250.00
Sprint (Next Day)$0.15 PW$75.00$150.00$375.00

Line Editing

Turnaround TimeRate Per Word500 Words1,000 Words2,500 Words
Standard (5-7+ days) $0.06 PW$30.00$60.00$150.00
Rush (2-3 days)$0.12 PW$60.00$120.00$300.00
Sprint (Next Day)$0.18 PW$90.00$180.00$450.00

Content/Developmental Editing

Turnaround TimeRate Per Word500 Words1,000 Words2,500 Words
Standard (5-7+ days) $0.10 PW$50.00$100.00$250.00
Rush (2-3 days)$0.15 PW$75.00$150.00$375.00
Sprint (Next Day)$0.25 PW$125.00$250.00$625.00


Turnaround TimeRate Per Word500 Words1,000 Words2,500 Words
Standard (5-7+ days) $0.05 PW$25.00$50.00$125.00
Rush (2-3 days)$0.10 PW$50.00$100.00$250.00
Sprint (Next Day)$0.15 PW$75.00$150.00$375.00
*20,000 word limit on editing and proofreading services.

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What is editing?

Editing addresses fundamental difficulties in writing, such as sentence structure and linguistic clarity. Comprehensive editing will aid in improving the text’s readability, clarity, and tone. For a seamless narrative, an editor will analyze and polish your work. Editing happens throughout the writing process and is a much more involved process between the editor and writer than proofreading.

What are the different types of editing?

There are three main types of editing: copyediting, developmental editing, and line editing.  

Copy editing is examining written content for faults such as grammar, spelling, style, and punctuation before it is ready for proofreading. Small rewrites might be necessary to correct any issues with transitions, wordiness, or jargon and verify that the piece’s style is appropriate for the publication. 

Content/developmental editing involves looking over the entire body of text, taking all parts of the work into account, including the narrative and structure. Readability, storyline, and structure will all be taken into consideration.  Shorter texts are less likely to require developmental editing. When drafting a larger paper, though, obtaining further input early on might be beneficial.

Line editing focuses on the creative content, writing style, and language usage at the sentence and paragraph level. A line edit isn’t about combing your work for faults; rather, it’s about how you utilize language to express your tale to the reader. Is your writing smooth and enjoyable to read?  What is the feeling of mood, emotion, or tone to it? Are you employing clichés, and are the words you’ve selected conveying a clear meaning?

What is proofreading?

Proofreading is only a superficial examination. No substantial changes are made to the content.  Instead, it entails searching for small text and formatting mistakes.  Misspellings, incorrect/missed punctuation, inconsistencies (textual and numerical), and other errors are corrected in a proofread document. Proofreading happens at the end of the writing process and involves less collaboration between the writer and author.

What are the differences between editing and proofreading?

Editing and proofreading are necessary because any work intended for publication—whether an academic piece, a novel, an essay, or a corporate document—must express its point as clearly as possible.  You seldom have another chance to create a good first impression! When you’ve worked hard to produce and communicate your points, you don’t want careless mistakes to distract your reader from what you’re trying to say. It’s critical to pay attention to the details.

Focuses on enhancing the readability and flow of the writing.Surface-level problems are addressed.
Verifies that the text as a whole is coherent and comprehensive.Improves the quality of already good writing by making it error-free.
The basic characteristics of writing are addressed; tone and voice are emphasized.Ensure that the verb tenses are proper and that the subject and verb are in agreement.
Clarity, readability, and seamless narration are improved by making modifications to the text’s language.Misspellings, grammatical and punctuation mistakes, inconsistencies, formatting problems, and other faults are all eliminated.
The overall quality of writing will improve.Quality assurance of a final document.

Why are editing and proofreading necessary?

To be allegorical, editing is cooking your meal, and proofreading is plating it. Editing is where you change the text’s actual content, and proofreading is where you check for the errors in the finished document.

What type of documents can I get edited or proofread? 

You can get brochures and leaflets, website text, speeches, presentations, university essays, book manuscripts, business letters, advertising content, resumes, magazine articles, and private letters edited or proofread.

“Editing is simply the application of the common sense of any good reader. That’s why, to be an editor, you have to be a reader. It’s the number one qualification.”

– Robert Gottlieb