Love Lane Proofreading - FAQs
Updated: Oct 5, 2020
What does your proofreading service include?
I'll check your writing for spelling, grammar, punctuation, formatting and other errors (that's proofreading). I'll also make sure it's clearly and consistently presented and will refine any awkward wording so that it's easy to read and suits your target audience (that's proof-editing). Usually, it's a combination of the two that's needed.
How do I get a quotation?
I charge an hourly rate, based on time spent. If you'd like a quotation, I'll need to see either the whole document or a representative sample from it to get a feel for the amount of work involved. It would be helpful if you could also provide the following information:
· Number of words and pages
· Format (e.g. Microsoft Word)
· Deadline for completion.
Will I be able to see the changes you make?
Yes, I always mark changes and suggestions clearly. If it's a Word document, I'll use the tracked changes function to mark amendments, which you can then choose to accept or reject. If it's a pdf document, I'll use the pdf commenting tools. If it's in another electronic format, I'll make a clear note of my suggested changes (usually in a table) and their precise location within the document. If it's on paper (yes, it does still happen!), I'll mark the changes neatly and clearly by hand.
What if I don’t agree with your changes?
It's your document, so of course you have the final say! Most spelling, grammar and punctuation corrections won't need any explanation, but editing changes can be more subjective, in which case I'll explain my rationale.