copy editing and proofreading services provided by Veronica Schami Editorial Services

By: Veronica Schami  09-12-2011
Keywords: copy editing, Editorial Services, Proofreading Services

We start by reviewing your project with you in order to understand your needs. From your target audience to the materials to be used, the final format or medium, and your style preferences and requirements, we explore the elements with you to ensure your documents deliver your message clearly and effectively.

Veronica Schami Editorial Services respects the confidentiality of our clients’ business. For your protection, we require that all of our employees and associates (editors, translators and others) sign a confidentiality agreement.

“There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.”
– William Makepeace Thackeray

Style Sheets

Veronica Schami Editorial Services maintains style sheets for all of our clients to ensure consistency of style and usage within each project. We also generally provide comments and feedback with the completed work.

Other Services

Veronica Schami Editorial Services has the resources to connect you with other experts related to our business: graphic artists, Web designers, printers and Internet consultants. If your job requires any of these, we will help you find the service provider you need.

What do editors do?
“They serve as a bridge between the writer and the audience; they also act as the reader's advocate. Whatever changes an editor makes should be defensible, not arbitrary, and should improve the piece – make it more coherent, more tightly organized, easier to understand and assimilate, and more pleasing to the ear. In making all these changes, the editor should not lose sight of the fact that he or she is a facilitator, that the work belongs to the writer, that there are often no hard and fast rules to fall back on.”
– The New York Public Library Writer's Guide to Style and Usage

How long does it take to edit an article or flyer?
It often takes as little as one hour to copy edit or proofread a short document – a worthwhile investment to make before printing hundreds, or even thousands, of copies.

How does Veronica Schami Editorial Services quote on projects?
The type of service required determines how we establish a quote – copy editing and proofreading services are quoted on by the hour or by the project; translation is generally quoted on by the word. Several factors are taken into consideration:

  • Media, genre and degree of specialization (technical vs. non-technical)
  • Length of the document
  • Timeline

What types or forms of documentation does Veronica Schami Editorial Services accept?

  • Word documents
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Excel spreadsheets
  • Hard copy sent by mail or courier

What equipment and software does Veronica Schami Editorial Services use?
We work on PCs with the full Microsoft Office suite. Our equipment and software are kept up to date to ensure compatibility with our clients' documents. Our antivirus software is updated daily for the best possible protection.

Keywords: copy editing, Editorial Services, Proofreading Services