Increase the readability of your texts with Novoterm. We make sure that there are no mistakes and that your text is grammatically and idiomatically correct and follows current writing rules.
In simplified terms, our proofreading service involves language editing at a purely superficial level. We ensure that your text is, for example, free from spelling mistakes, grammatically correct and that it follows any style or usage guidelines that apply. In addition to correcting spelling mistakes, we also rectify any sentence structure issues, punctuation errors or word choices that are problematic from an idiomatic point of view.
In general, all texts benefit from being proofread by a person other than the author. If you have been working on a text, you are often too familiar with the content to notice any mistakes. Your mind reads and interprets the text as you want it to be read and interpreted, making it easy for you to overlook a spelling or punctuation mistake or for a sentence to be open to misinterpretation. An external proofreader comes to your content with a fresh pair of eyes and has a greater chance of picking up and correcting these types of errors and problems.
Proofreading is a service that involves reviewing a text at a superficial level. This process takes less time because we concentrate on making sure the text is correct in terms of grammar, sentence structure, spelling and idiomatic expression without delving into the content or structure of the text as a whole.
Copy editing scrutinises the text in greater depth. It is a more demanding task which often involves both rewriting and editing, focusing on consistency, logic and common themes throughout the text. We may recommend moving text around, shortening it or clarifying something, depending on what your needs are. Read more about copy editing here.
When our linguists carry out a more thorough language review, we ensure that the text is cohesive at all levels and that it is optimised for the intended context. Will the text be used to sell, inform or challenge? At this level we can also adapt your content to suit a specific target group or culture, and check for consistency based on company-specific terminology. Another advantage of using our services is the very fact that we don’t know every detail about your company or what you do and it is therefore easier for us to proofread texts without overlooking things that an insider might have become blind to. It means that we can help to edit your texts to make sure that they can reach outsiders in a way that is easy for them to understand.
The cost of our proofreading services depends on the basic quality of the draft text and how long the process takes. Our proofreaders are experienced and can therefore quickly get a sense of how long it will take to proofread a text or a translation. Contact us to get a fixed price in advance of your project.
In addition to translation services, we offer a language editing service in the form of proofreading or copy editing existing texts in Swedish, English and other languages. We ensure that the texts are grammatically and idiomatically correct and we are happy to suggest alternative wording if you request this.
Do I need to have my documents proofread or edited? What is the difference?
There are different types of editing and ways in which we can help you with your text. We can proofread a document to make sure it is free from spelling mistakes and grammatically correct. Or we can go further by editing your text to ensure your content is optimised and adapted to suit a specific target group or culture and gets your message across in a way that is easy for readers to understand and not open to misinterpretation.
Why do I need to employ a professional proofreader?
A proofreader can read your text from a fresh perspective. Sometimes you can become so familiar with what you are writing that you won’t notice any errors. That’s why it is important to employ a professional who will return your proofread document to you with no spelling or other errors that might lead to potential customers losing confidence in you and going elsewhere.
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