Welcome to ABT Edits 

On this site you will find information about the copy-editing services ABT Edits offers for academic, business, and technical documents.

 

If you have an important document that must be free of language errors, meet particular publishing and style standards, and that must be clear, consistent, and unambiguous, then you will need the services of a copy-editor or a proofreader.

Definitions

Types of document

Copy-editing – the editor concentrates on improving the accuracy and consistency of language and style, rather than on the document’s structure, appearance, or layout.

 

Substantive editing – as well as improving the accuracy and consistency of language and style of the document, the editor makes changes to the document’s content, structure, language, and layout so that it meets the purpose of the publication and meets the needs of its readers.

 

Proofreading – this is the very last check of your document to make sure that no mistakes have been missed and that the document is ready for printing. The proofreader ‘marks up’ any mistakes, but makes no changes to the document.

(Proofreading is not the same as copy-editing.)

Documents you might want copy-edited or proofread:

 

•  academic papers, dissertations, and theses

•  business reports, policies, business processes and procedures, compliance documents, and marketing material

•  technical reports, manufacturing or field processes and procedures