Professional proofreading services

What is proofreading?

All the information that is shared in the written word delivers a message. But sometimes this message does not make it. Among some of the most important reasons that can prevent the message from being delivered in an original way are related to grammar and structure of the text. To solve these matters, it is recommended to use professional proofreading services to check and edit such texts.

But, what exactly is proofreading? It is the review of text by someone who has advanced training and knowledge in grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, and spelling. When these rules are in place, messages can be understood as they are meant to be. The best way to guarantee proofreading work is by hiring professional proofreading services. Although we all know grammar, most of the time, this skill has not been developed enough to verify the correctness of the text. You may have a deep knowledge of the subject you are writing about, but it does not necessarily mean you have full knowledge of grammar.

Proofreading is the final checking of a document or a book after an editor has done their work. Proofreading involves checking a document for errors. The proofreader highlights all sorts of errors and corrects the translation or the document to be proofread.

Professional proofreaders have developed their skills at a high level and they can review a lot of text and find all the mistakes and omissions.

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When is the best moment to proofread a text?

Although it can be done partially as the writing advance, it is recommended to do it after the whole text or document is complete. It allows proofreaders to have a full context to consider and organize all the grammar accordingly.

What Universal Translation Services can do for you?

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We can proofread any document or website, in any language

We are working with over 3,000 professional linguists and we have resources for any language. You can rest assured that a qualified linguist, native of your target language, is going to proofread your document, spotting and correcting all errors. The document sent back to you will have track changes enabled so you’ll know what has been corrected and if the linguist had comments.

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We have a specialized linguist for any task, in any area of expertise

The correctness of a text depends entirely on the linguist proofreading it. A linguist specialized in the medical field would be able to proofread any medical document, but may have a hard time working on a legal or a technical document, for instance. That is why we assign linguists based on their native language, background, and knowledge in the field.

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We provide fast, affordable yet high-quality services

General documents could be easier to proofread while proofreading a highly specialized text would take more time and effort from the linguist working on the document. Despite that, we charge the same rate per word no matter the language of the document or its field. We do not have any extra rates for jobs that need to be completed in a hurry or during the weekend.

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How to choose professional proofreading services

Before you start seeking you must understand what you need. There are several types of written texts for different purposes. They can be academic papers, essays, magazine articles, blogs, books, business documents, just to name a few. With this clear, it will be easier to target the right service.

There is a wide range of proofreading services available and now many professionals offer their services on the internet as freelancers.

If you prefer a translation company, make sure it is a legitimate business with a verified payment system. When you receive a quote, review it carefully to understand what your rights in the case of a disagreement would be. Check the references and opinions from previous customers about quality and results.

  • If you go for freelancers, ask for some references as well, and find them through known websites that offer some level of guarantee.

In any case, it is also advisable to find professionals who are native in the language you want to be proofread. If you have a limited budget, make sure you find the best service available and allow them to take more time to complete the task and keep the high-quality of the review.

If you are concerned about quality, it would be better to choose professional proofreading services provided by a well-known translation agency. These companies control the quality of their professionals and provide better conditions, such as 24/7 attention, quick turnaround time, and guarantee of the work.
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Why Do We Proofread?

Sometimes people ask: Why is a separate proofreading step required at all? Do the agency’s translators do their job so badly that the result of their work has to be checked?

It is one of the very important stages of translation and can be the difference between good work and great work. Proofreading by another professional enhances the overall quality of a translation. Including a revision stage in the translation process improves the value of the translation even more.

3 reasons why we should proofread:

  • To make sure the document makes sense.
  • To check for all types of errors.
  • To verify and accredit the sources used in the document.

The main objective of an expert proofreader is to make sure that the document must be clear, error-free, logically accurate, and have a suitable layout so that it will be understood by all who read it. If the point of writing is to express thoughts and information, then the document itself must be clearly and appropriately written. Professional proofreaders ensure that all documents on which they work are just that.

How much does it cost to proofread?

Proofreading is a profession that is as vital as translating a document into the business world. Accuracy in document translation is necessary because of the change in grammar, vocabulary, and context that could occur in the transition from one language to another. For this reason, professional proofreaders are present to save you from trouble.

These proofreaders are experienced individuals having command over the vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, and spelling comprising the language that you requested because we only hire native speakers for the respective tasks. Over 3,000 native linguists are having the productive resources and are experienced enough to proofread your documents in any language that you request. You can be assured regarding the fact that the proofreader will have more than enough qualifications to correct any sort of error in your document.

Our linguists are subjected to their particular area of expertise according to their background and qualification so that the maximum amount of precision can be attained. If it is a medical document that you wish to be translated, we will choose a professional proofreader with a medical background for its verification. We have the resources to proofread any document in any language and you will be provided with the track changes availing you with the chance to see for yourself, the changes and the comments the linguist provided.

Large documents having complicated content may be higher in price due to the requirement of a highly qualified native proofreader, but we do not charge you with any rush rates or hidden charges. You will find that we charge the same fees for every type of document, in any language, and our prices are the lowest in the market.

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Who can hire proofreading professional services?

Universal Translation Services is available to anyone who wants a text review. In the past, proofreading was done only by publishing companies, however, as opportunities to write and publish became available for many people through the internet, it is common that new independent writers to use these services. Also, students and researchers need to deliver academic papers that require the best quality and presentation. Just like translation services, the need for professional proofreading services has also increased and writers have a wider range to choose from.

The best way to corroborate if your document was properly proofread, is to verify how well your message is delivered. If you are planning to proofread your papers and documents more frequently, you should pay attention to this effect.

It is not uncommon for people to confuse proofreading with copy-editing. If you are unsure about which service you require, contact us with a sample of your document and we will be happy to advise you.

Proofreading for Books:

How many times have you found a mistake in a book and are angry at the publishers for not paying much attention to the copy before releasing it to the public? It can be quite frustrating to find an error in a book that you bought with your hard-earned money. There are plenty of reasons why a book might have inaccuracies. Some publishers don’t want to spend money on hiring proofreaders so they assign the task to someone in their office. Since that person is not qualified for the task, they end up ignoring errors.

Another reason why you might have seen spelling mistakes or grammatical errors in reading materials is sometimes authors get their writings published on their own. Their budget is already tight as it is and all of it gets spent on publishing. Those who do have a little money left to lookup proofreading services near me on the internet and end up hiring inexperienced readers who don’t know how to notice mistakes. Those in need of similar assistance should know that all the error checking is done on electronic copies these days, which means you don’t need to find a service provider near you. Online services are a lot better way of getting your written material checked for errors before publishing so your readers can enjoy quality content.

This is why we offer online proofreading services so even if someone can’t visit our office, they can book our proofreaders through our website and get their material back as soon as it is free of mistakes.

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General proofreading services start from $10 an hour but that price can go all the way up to $100 if you want the services from expert editors who are the authority on the subject matter at hand.

However, if you want competitive prices, the best idea is to go with professional proofreading and editing services, they have experienced editors no doubt, but they also help their team of editors and proofreaders with tools and software that make their work easy by pointing out simple things like grammatical misuse and punctuation errors.

Human editors mostly don’t rely on such tools when they are dealing with complex content such as Thesis editing, academic editing, scientific article editing, or client files’ editing for business clients. But still, if you go with a company, you’ll get a rather affordable price as compared to hiring independent qualified editors.

Proofreading and editing services cover all kinds of documents, texts, books, just about anything that’s written. Academic proofreading services proofread academic documents. An Online proofreading service has proofreading categories from which you can choose. Whether you have a publishing service and you want someone to remove spelling and punctuation errors, or you want your journal articles to look flawless, you can always find a proofreader for your desired tasks.

ProofreadingPal offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you see any error or see it doesn’t justify what it says for its editing experience, you can get your money back.

The main job of the editor is to ensure that your message is clear to the reader. They make sure that there are no inconsistencies, no flaws in sentence structure, and no need for complex wording. Editors look at the content in a way that a writer cannot. They make sure that the reader understands the content completely.

Our team of editors and proofreaders will first take a look at your document for any possible grammatical errors, then they will share independent reviews about the content and general tone. In light of these comments, our editors will then edit your document.

It is a claim that proofreading services and proofreading applications make. They guarantee a 0% chance of error in grammar, punctuation, and spelling. It also means that if you’re not fully satisfied with their work you can ask them again and again until you are satisfied.

It is highly unlikely to get a sample edit from professional editors. They don’t work like that. They offer their services for authors so it’s justified.

However, if you are working with a freelance editor, they may provide you with a sample edit.

Universal Translation Services can proofread your document in just 24 hours. However, depending on the type and size of your documents, the time could vary.

If an editor agrees to give you a sample edit, they’ll ask you to send a part of the whole text that you need to be edited. Of course, they are not going to edit your whole academic essay for free. Once you send the text, they’ll provide you with a timeframe in which they will share the sample. Upon receiving the sample, you’ll get a word document with track changes in which you can see what was edited. Most probably, you’ll see that grammar mistakes are removed, spelling errors have been corrected and language errors are also highlighted.

Copy editing is something what an editor does after an author has written a piece of writing. The editor tries to improve the work of the author by making the work more readable and captivating. Proofreading in the publishing world, is however, something different. It is the last step before publishing. Proofreader checks all that has been overlooked by both the author and the editor. Proofreading tasks include checking errors in spelling and grammar in any piece of writing.

If you are looking for affordable services, you must go with a general proofreader, not an expert. They usually charge around $10- $20 per hour. However, if you need someone who understands the nuances and rules of writing, you can expect to pay anywhere from $70 to $100 per hour.

When you want your work such as an academic article to fit well with the academic writing standards, it is always better to go with academic writing experts.

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