Full Stop’s expert proofreading, copy-editing and structural editing services will ensure your written material is professional and polished. Whether you are writing fiction or non-fiction, a book or e-book, article, blog post or website content, Full Stop will help you engage readers and attract customers with your content.

Proofreading

Full Stop identifies and corrects basic errors, such as incorrect spelling, incorrect punctuation and grammar, and typographical errors. Full Stop uses the Track Changes option in Microsoft Word so you can see exactly what changes have been made to your work. Don't let poorly worded, inaccurate copy confuse your message and tarnish your business's image. Let Full Stop help your business shine.

Copy-editing

More comprehensive than proofreading, Full Stop’s copy-editing service focuses on content, tone and sentence structure of a written piece to ensure an articulate, superior document or manuscript. As well as basic error detection, copy-editing concentrates on achieving a consistency of style. It checks: facts and references, website links, table of contents, and whether data is presented consistently.

Structural editing

While copy-editing examines the fine detail, structural editing evaluates the manuscript as a whole. It looks at the goal and audience of the document, and analyses whether the content “works” and flows cohesively. Full Stop can provide you with constructive feedback on the structure, content, flow and style of your work, and suggested re-writes. Areas addressed include:

o Content: Are all topics dealt with sufficiently? Is the content relevant, or is it bogged down by superfluous detail? Is there too much jargon? Is any major rewriting required? Is the style and tone consistent?

o Organisation: Is the content organised logically or do sections need to be rearranged for a more coherent read? Are tables, images or graphics used appropriately, or is there a need for extra visual information? Is appropriate referencing included? Are the chapter headings and subheadings reflective of the content?

o Exposition: Are your arguments clear and intelligible? Are they supported by research?

Please note that structural editing does not include copy editing or proofreading, as these are best conducted after a structural edit. Structural edits are suggestions and recommendations only – as the writer, you retain control your work and can choose which structural changes to implement.

Investment

  • Proofreading: from $40 up to 2000 words.
  • Editing: from $50 up to 1000 words.
  • Structural editing: from $60 up to 1500 words.

If you are not sure what level of editing you require, please contact me. I’m happy to take a look at your manuscript or document to help you decide which service best suits your needs.