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Copy-editing by Wordy®

If you're looking to optimise your content at a fixed low price Wordy offers a real-time, comprehensive copy-editing service. Our professional editors will help you create great reading content, avoid costly errors and even reduce your cycle time by 30 per cent or more.

Wordy's copy-editing service includes:

  • Professional, first-language copy-editors in all major time zones
  • True real-time service, 24 hours a day
  • One-click ordering
  • Flawless grammar, spelling, punctuation, consistency and structure
  • Free, instant approximate delivery time
  • Free, instant price quote.

Use Wordy to create consistent, on-message content, free up human resources and manage your professional and personal brand in writing.

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What is copy-editing?

Copy-editing is Wordy’s basic product and a more detailed process than proofreading. Our editors check for correct grammar, reliable punctuation and correct spelling, but also the internal consistency and logical structure of the text and suggest alternative words.

What is a copy-editor?

A copy-editor is a language professional with a deep understanding of the written language, a well-rounded professional background and a relevant education. A copy-editor's job is not to alter the meaning of a text but optimise the text to convey its message as accurately as possible.

A copy-editor checks the text for:

  • correct grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • appropriate words, vocabulary and technical terms
  • internal consistency of meaning and expression
  • internal consistency of wording
  • logical structure
  • conformity to house style and typographical conventions
  • correct formatting of references, citations and footnotes
  • adherence to a design specification.

Why do you need professional copy-editing?

Consistent, well-written content will always set any company and individual apart, but editing copy to the highest standard is not something anyone can do. A professional copy-editor will do a better job making the text more readable using less time. That’s why using Wordy will not only save you from costly errors and rewrites, but also reduce cycle times and ensure consistency across all your content. If you're unsure about the use of the subjunctive, or how to structure your subordinate clauses Wordy can help you.

Wordy copy-editing services

If you are faced with the question, ‘what is copy-editing?’, ‘what is a copy-editor?’, or 'why should we pay for copy-editing?', the answer is simple: a Wordy copy-editor can take a good piece of writing and help you make it great.


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Frequently asked questions

What does editing involve?

The Wordy editing process involves making corrections to grammar, punctuation, spelling, use of appropriate words, internal consistency and logical structure. This process is also known as substantive editing, developmental editing or comprehensive editing.

What does rewriting involve?

Rewriting means substantially rewording your content in order to improve consistency, flow and the natural use of language. When ordering rewriting, please be careful to brief the editor on exactly what you are looking for. Based on a price per word, you can use rewriting as a tool to condense and reword your content, but not to expand it significantly from (for example) 400 words to 1,200 words.

What file formats do Wordy support?

Wordy handles most common file formats, such as Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx), Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlsx), Rich text format (.rtf), Plain text (.txt), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), HTML (.html), LaTeX (.tex). All other formats are quoted manually, this usually takes no more than one hour. If you're under deadline pressure, please convert your file into one of the common file formats before sending it.

Is all work done by real people?

Yes, editing is done by skilled professionals who have been individually tested and verified by Wordy. If you're looking for a great academic copy-editor, chances are you'll find more than twenty instantly available on Wordy.

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