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Proof Reading

Proofreading! Is it really necessary?

Clarity of content is the essence of publication. Presentation of a paper affects the way it is judged. In spite of extensive efforts undertaken to present ideas effectively in a piece of writing, there might be some errors left. These errors may distract the reader's attention. Therefore, it is worth paying attention to even minute details that may permit a good impression.

Generally, proofreading is not given much importance and only a few minutes are devoted to catch any glaring errors. But a quick and cursory reading usually misses a lot. So, it is better to work with a definite plan that helps you to search systematically for specific kinds of errors.

Though, this takes a little extra time, but it pays off in the end.

Why is proofreading critical for format?

It has to be ensured that all formatting is consistently maintained throughout the document. The format or overall appearance of a document is essential to determine the reader's first impression about the author and his/her presentation.

Expert proofreaders at I.T.S can help grant a professional image to a piece of writing.

In general, PROOFREADING involves:

  • The identification and correction of typographical errors.
  • Corrections of formatting inconsistencies.
  • Comparison of two documents for uniformity.
  • Granting professional appearance to the document.

The following points are taken into consideration while proofreading a document:

  • Acceptability of margins
  • Font standard
  • Appearance of consistent page headers
  • Spacing involved: single spaced, double spaced, or space-and-a-half
  • Format of headings and subheadings
  • Documentation or citation style
  • Sequential numbering of pages
  • Consistent indentations
  • Footnotes
  • References
  • Positions of figures, schemes and tables

Mistakes are easier to catch on paper (what some call "hard copy") than they are on computer screens or soft copies. I.T.S uses both ways of proofreading a document i.e. using both soft and hard copies.

If required, revision of style may be suggested or implemented.

References

It is imperative that the quotes, paraphrases and ideas presented in the text are appropriately cited as per the correct format.

I.T.S provides full professional assistance in citing the bibliography in the below mentioned commonly used reference styles internationally:

  • ACS Reference Style
  • IEEE Reference Style
  • Vancouver Reference Style
  • APA Reference Style
  • Havard Reference Style

After proofreading, the document, color-coded and highlighted with proofreading corrections, is returned to the author for their review and approval.

Our proofreaders can expertly proofread:

  • Abstracts
  • Academic material in every field of study
  • Advertisements
  • Annual reports
  • Bibliographies
  • Biographies
  • Book editing
  • Books
  • Brochures
  • Business plans and proposals
  • Business promotion
  • Case studies
  • Children's books
  • College curricula
  • College reference books
  • Company annual reports
  • Company profiles
  • Cookbooks
  • E-books
  • Elementary education textbooks
  • Essays
  • Executive summaries
  • Curricula vitae
  • Fact checking
  • Feature articles
  • Health care
  • Higher education textbooks
  • High school textbooks
  • Bulletins
  • Fiction
  • Manuals
  • Marketing messages
  • advertising
  • Medical journals
  • Medical peer-reviewed articles
  • Medicine
  • Newsletters
  • Peer-reviewed professional
  • Pharmaceutical advertising
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacology
  • Plays
  • Press releases
  • Professional books
  • Professional magazines
  • Promotional literature
  • Refereed medical journals
  • Religious treatises
  • Research
  • Resumes
  • Reviews
  • Scholarly material
  • Scientific material
  • Teaching materials
  • Theses
  • Travel guides
  • Web content
  • Proofreading Sample:

    We have proofread several papers/books published through traditional and small publishing houses. View Sample. You may submit a 100-word document for free editing.

    FAQs:

    • What is the difference between proofreading and copy editing?
      Proofreading is a final review of the work to eliminate formatting errors and any inconsistency, whereas grammar, language usage and spellings are checked in copy editing.
    • How fast can professionals at I.T.S proofread the document?
      Depending on the length of the printed matter, the document can be proofread within 24 hours.
    • How much does proofreading service cost?

    For pricing details, kindly contact queries@informationtechnologyservices.com.pk