Editing entails checking of the grammar, ensuring the appropriate use of words, punctuation, spelling, linguistic errors, terminology, and so forth.
Proofreading is the final checking of the text to ensure that there are no errors, for example grammatical errors or spacing, and as these two functions, i.e. editing and proofreading overlap somewhat, I do a lot of editing as well, because in some instances I am the first person in the line of professionals.
I start proofreading as soon as I can, after finishing the work I am currently busy with.
While manuscripts are sent back and forth between you and myself, I proceed with the next chapter of your manuscript.
Word documents preferably, font: 11pt Arial: 1,5 Line spacing, 350 words/page, A4-page, more or less.
No hand-written manuscripts will be accepted.
I correct errors with track changes on Microsoft Word, in a contrasting colour ; I add notes to explain if necessary (You can see an example here.)
I e-mail it back to you, requesting you to accept or reject the changes. You can either do it yourself by opening the “review” button and clicking on track changes, or send it back to me to “clean up” the text.