Authorities — Letter-Perfect

By: Letter Perfect  09-12-2011
Keywords: Publishing, Dictionaries

Depending on whether we are working for a British, American or Canadian client, we use the following dictionaries:

  • Concise Oxford English Dictionary, 11th Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004
  • Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th edition, Thomas Allen & Son Limited, 1993
  • Canadian Oxford Dictionary: The Foremost Authority on Current Canadian English, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 2004
  • Essential Canadian English Dictionary & Thesaurus, 1st Edition, HarperCollins Publishers, 2004
  • Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, 1st Edition, Pearson ESL, 2003

For references on grammar, we use:

  • The Elements of Grammar - Margaret Shertzer, Macmilan Publishing Company, 1986
  • Webster's New World English Grammar Handbook, Hungry Minds, Inc., 2001
  • "Grammar Smart", 2nd Edition, Princeton Review, 2001

For references on style, we use:

  • The Elements of Style, 4th Edition, William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White, Allyn and Bacon, 2000
  • The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition, University of Chicago Press, 2003
  • Job-specific style sheets - from your organization or your publisher

For specialty fields, we use the following dictionaries:

  • Webster's New World Medical Dictionary, 2nd Edition, Webster's New World, 2003
  • Webster's New World Dictionary of Computer Terms, 8th Edition, Wiley Publishing, 2000
  • Dictionary of Chemistry, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill Professional, 2003
  • A Dictionary of Physics, 4th Rep. Edition, Oxford University Press, 2003
  • Abbreviations Dictionary, Augmented International Seventh Edition, Elsevier, 1986

Keywords: Dictionaries, Publishing

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Our Services — Letter-Perfect

Idiomatic English - for people for whom English is not their first language, we modify literal translations into grammatically correct phrases. Basic inspection - to verify spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, syntax, hyphenation and abbreviations. Comparison proofreading - comparison of one document against another for the purpose of identifying discrepancies. We offer five basic services.


Specialties — Letter-Perfect

Business publications - reports, proposals, promotional material, and presentations. Information Technology - computers, software, networks, programming languages, etc. Government - programs, service delivery, policies, and procedures. Business-specific items - menus, price lists and catalogues. Business - plans, projects, products and services.