Editing Services

Copyediting & Proofreading

Our copyediting service goes beyond proofreading since it aims to improve on quality as well as accuracy. If you feel less than confident about your prose, this could be what you need. Weak areas of the text will be highlighted and rephrased, suggested changes to structure and expression offered, and stylistic improvements recommended. Academic English and American English are within The Reader’s expertise.

Whether you are preparing to self-publish an ebook, submitting your MA thesis, or preparing text for your company website, accurate proofread English is vitally important. Spelling or grammatical mistakes, inconsistencies and poor layout will detract from your work and alienate readers.

Line Editing

If you are fairly confident that your manuscript, story or article is in good shape without needing major structural revisions, then you may want to think about a line edit. A line edit differs from copyediting in that it addresses the creative content, writing style, and language use at the sentence and paragraph level.

A line edit focuses on the way you use language to communicate your story to the reader. Is your language clear, fluid, and pleasurable to read? Make no mistake, line editing a book is a time-consuming and painstaking process, but not only will it improve your current manuscript, but a line edit will give you the creative tools to become a better writer in ways you can carry with you to future projects.