Why Should You Proofread or Edit Your Work?

Imagine, if you will, you've spent months, maybe even years, researching and writing. You've declared your work ready and you send it to a publisher only to have it rejected. Not because your work wasn't properly researched or your thoughts and ideas weren't good enough, but because you've got too many punctuation and grammar errors. I don't want you to feel that sting of rejection, and I can help to make sure your work is judged on its content rather than on surface mistakes.

 

Proofreading and editing is the final touch on your work that gives it that polished finish. It's what makes your work look professional and helps to ensure the voice of your content is as clear and concise as possible. The last thing you want is for publishers and readers to focus on a typo rather than the content of your excellent work!

For academics and scientists, you live in a "publish or perish" world. It's your goal (and mine) to publish the highest quality work possible as quickly as possible. Taking the time to proofread and edit your work can ultimately save time in getting approval for publishing.

Working with Tabi was a delight. She was kind and sensitive in her feedback while also being very clear and detailed. She has the rare ability to be critical and educational simultaneously!

-Janet Neely, a graduate student

I enjoyed frank discussions with Tabi about things I hadn't thought about previously which gave me new material to create with. 

-Sarah

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What Services Are Right For You?

Ready to make your work even better? Click below to see a range of rates and how to contact me!

Basic Proofreading

Congratulations! You're nearly finished if all you need is proofreading. All you need with this service is fresh eyes to catch those little details you may have missed.

What's Included:

  • Spelling

  • Grammar

  • Punctuation

  • Capitalization

  • Word Usage

  • Formatting

  • Layout

  • Obvious inconsistencies

Basic Copyediting

Basic Copyediting captures everything mentioned in proofreading, but goes that step further to ensure that your work is readable & concise all while maintaining the voice & style of your writing.

What's Included:

  • Everything in Basic Proofreading plus

  • Suggestions to improve readability 

  • Checks for inconsistency

  • Strengthening structure of flow

  • Ensure information is referenced properly

  • Research to verify basic facts

Scientific Proofreading

Scientific Proofreading offers the same services as Basic Proofreading, but it also includes checking your tables, graphs, and images for minor errors.

What's Included:

  • Everything in Basic Proofreading plus

  • Correcting typos in tables, graphs, and images

  • Ensuring your significant figures are correct

  • Fixing obvious inconsistencies

Scientific Copyediting

Offers the Scientific Proofreading package plus ensures your work follows the required style guidelines & allows every reader to easily understand & verify the information.

What's Included:

  • Everything in Scientific Proofreading plus

  • Finding inconsistencies between text and graphs, tables, or images

  • Suggestions to improve readability

  • Ensure information is referenced properly

  • Research to verify facts