Long experience with thousands of pages of content has taught us
that documents can often be categorized into four levels of
editing, which we have summarized for you here.
In order to get an idea of the type of work your project
requires, we suggest you take a look at these levels so we can
be “on the same page” when we discuss your needs.
Whether it is basic proofreading or more extensive editing and
re-writing, we work by the hour at the rate of $38. We will
provide you with a final document, as well as a reference
document containing all “tracked changes” so that you can easily
view the changes made to your original.
If further explanations or suggestions are warranted, an
additional edit report will also be provided.
We begin by discussing your project with you to get a clear
picture of your objectives and timelines so that we can offer
you the most effective and cost-efficient approach.
Next, we request that you send us your document — and any
other pertinent information — so that we can assess the project
accurately, get back to you with a cost estimate, and answer any
questions you may have.
We have found that — particularly for longer projects — it
is sometimes best to begin with a trial run, wherein we
initially edit an agreed-upon number of pages so that we can
more closely determine how much time in editing and
collaboration with you will be involved, and you can then
determine whether you wish to green-light the project.
Once you are comfortable with our work proposal, we'll send you
a PayPal invoice for the agreed-upon amount of work and number
of hours. (Note:
PayPal pre-payment only applies to new clients.)
There is never a charge to you for using PayPal, and you
may rest assured that your payment information is completely
secure. As soon as
we receive notification of payment from PayPal, we’ll be able to
begin work on your project.
Our assessment is free of charge and you are under no obligation
documents are secure with us and will be destroyed after 60 days
if we do not commence a working arrangement.
To get started, please call us at 720-379-5992 or email
your project to us at:
We will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Edit Pro is here to make your life easier
and to polish your document to perfection.
Here’s what we can do for you.
Level 1: Proofreading and
This level is considered to be the final check of a well-written
and mostly edited document.
We carefully read and correct for common mistakes such
Subject and verb agreement
Grammar and spelling (Spell
Check is imperfect, as you probably already know!)
Verb and noun tenses
hyphenation, quotations, apostrophes, parentheses)
Capital letters and numbers
Italics, underlining, and
Level 2: Basic Editing
In addition to Level 1 services, Basic Editing involves more
detailed work with specific attention to the:
Rearrangement of sentences
and paragraphs to improve the organization and logical flow
of your material
Substitution of appropriate
adjectives and adverbs to avoid overuse and enhance impact
Correction of abbreviations
and the overuse of acronyms or industry-specific references
Basic formatting required to
assist page readability
Consistency in pronoun use
language to promote clarity of expression
Consistency of “voice” in
(first-person vs. third-person, for instance)
Level 3: Advanced Editing
In addition to the two previous
levels of editing, Advanced Editing consists of—not only
editing—but also re-writing portions of the document in order to
correct common problem areas or resolve certain issues such as:
Awkward sentence construction
or unclear wording
Poor organization and
presentation of content
Lack of sophistication in
choice of language, which can be corrected by varying
sentence structure and upgrading vocabulary
readability issues, which can be corrected by inserting
sections or re-arranging existing ones
Lack of clarity or emphasis,
which can be resolved by the substitution of more suitable
headlines and sub-heads
Level 4: Re-writing
and Original Copy Writing
This level encompasses all the services described in the
previous three categories, plus an enriched level of original
content. To determine if
it is appropriate for your project (either for all of it or for
certain portions of it), ask yourself these questions:
Was your document compiled
from several sources?
For instance, was it compiled by several staff members,
resulting in different formats or a disjointed exposition of
Is your document basically
still in draft form?
Does your current content
need upgrading or changing to fit a different format (as in
the conversion of a press release into a feature article—or
a feature article into a marketing piece)?
Does the document lack a
clear sense of purpose, which can be resolved by the
addition of appropriate introductory and closing statements?
Does your current content
need alteration to fit a different target market?
Are you in need of a
ghostwriter to generate an article or speech for you?
Do you need crisp, relevant
new content written for your website or marketing pieces?
Would you like to gain a
fresh perspective—a new set of eyes and ideas—for upgrading
your old copy?