Editing and Proofreading

Editing Services

The IL Consultancy team has a number of excellent editors and boast track records at some of the country’s foremost publications and publishing houses. Together they drive a best-in-class editing service focused on a number of different industries, including general, legal, financial and educational editing services.

Our editing services ensure that your content and word choice is suited to your target audiences, and evaluate the structure of your document or manuscript to promote clarity. Style guides can be created for lengthy texts (to aid proofreading) and for companies that require consistency in their internal and client-facing literature. Read more about our editing services »

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Proofreading Services

Let our proofreaders carefully examine your document or manuscript, word for word. From spelling to grammar to style guide adherence, comma splices and more, we’ll get your document ready for print and reader consumption.  Read more about our proofreading services.

Content Creation

Use our copywriting and graphic design services in conjunction with any of our other services and get well-researched, attractive content polished to perfection. You’ll have the assurance of quality material expertly written in a vernacular your audiences can associate with, emphasised by eye-catching on-brand visuals.

“Pubic” instead of “public” is a rather common mistake, “united” is often left “untied”, and famous Roman poet “Virgil” is sometimes erroneously referred to as “Virgin”.

Don’t ask us why. But what we can tell you is that our editors and proofreaders spot spelling, grammar, structural, register and other language mistakes without fail. We offer editing services for a multitude of requests and always match the subject matter to an editor with expertise in that field.

The Difference Between Editing And Proofreading

Editing entails a grammatical and stylistic improvement of your writing. This is called a language edit. It could also include improvement of the content, should you require this. This is called copy editing. We normally do a language edit and include comments in the margin related to content issues we’ve picked up. We work in track changes, giving you the opportunity to see all the changes made and to either accept or reject them.

Proofreading is done after editing and focuses on any technical errors remaining after editing. These typically include typing and spelling errors, as well as sorting out consistency issues (making sure the same style, terms and spelling are used throughout).

Our editing quotes include proofreading, also called pre-typeset proofreading.
Another set of proofreading should be done after typesetting. This is to capture and correct any mistakes that might have slipped in during the typesetting process and is called post-typeset proofreading. We normally charge extra for post-typesetting proofreading.