EDITING
Whether you are writing your first book, or whether you are an experienced professional working on your latest project—e-book, article, portfolio, promotional material, Web site—a second pair of objective eyes to review your material is well worth the investment. You want to make a positive impact because first impressions ARE important—because first impressions last!

This is where we can give you a hand. In addition to presentation skills coaching, StageCoach Consulting also offers professional editing and proofreading services. We've got more than 15 years experience in editing and proofreading, so you know you can count on StageCoach Consulting for professional service, a sharp eye for detail, and a commitment to excellence and client satisfaction.

We can help you:

  • Catch any errors or inconsistencies in your writing
  • Say what you want to say better
  • Make a good first impression
  • Edit, proofread, and verify your Web site
  • Create a product that you’ll be proud of
  • Reach out to your readers


Sometimes we hurry to get things done and we don’t “see” our errors—despite having read it over several times. Even the best writers overlook mistakes in their own writing. That's because they know what they "mean" and, as a result, subconsciously correct their own errors when reading the material. However, an error such as a misplaced comma or an incorrectly chosen word can completely alter the meaning of a sentence, possibly resulting in a missed opportunity to impress your reader.

Maybe, English is your second language and you want to be certain that your thoughts come across clearly on paper?

No matter how good your content is, errors undermine your credibility and image—and cost you money. You’ve come this far, putting your heart and soul into your material, so why not create a product that you’ll be proud of?


FOCUS ON FIVE KEY AREAS

  • Grammar (phrasing, verb tense, and awkward, confusing, or redundant wording)
  • Spelling and punctuation
  • Structure (clarify and/or reorganize for content and structure)
  • Style (consistent use of formatting, clarify meaning, eliminate jargon, smoothing language)
  • Typography (consistency of fonts, point sizes, line spacing, kerning)


DEFINITION OF TERMS

Proofreading: verifying format and edited material for consistency, typos, minor errors in spelling and missing or incorrect punctuation

Copy-editing (includes stylistic editing): editing for grammar, spelling, and punctuation; eliminating jargon; clarifying meaning; and checking for consistency

Substantive Editing: copy-editing and clarifying or reorganizing text for content and structure


ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS

StageCoach Consulting accepts both electronic and printed forms:

  • Electronic documents (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files)
  • Web pages (e-mail HTML source files or printout of draft pages)
  • Original materials sent by mail or courier


WHAT YOU RECEIVE

You receive two documents upon completion of our editing services:

  • A draft of your original submission with the suggested changes highlighted, including notes if applicable
  • The corrected version with no highlights or notes

RATE GUIDE

StageCoach Consulting’s rates are highly competitive. Our editing services are quoted on by the hour or by the project. Factors taken into consideration are:

  • Length of the document
  • Topic and degree of difficulty
  • Work required
  • Time constraints

*Special pricing is available for charities and not-for-profit organizations. Contact us for further information.

For estimating purposes, a typical page is considered 250-300 words, 12-point font, and double-spaced.

To obtain a free, no-obligation estimate, electronic files may be submitted by e-mail as an attachment. Please zip large files. If you require assistance, do not hesitate to contact StageCoach Consulting.

In order to provide you an estimate, the following information is required:

  • Short description of project
  • Deadline
  • Software and file format, if applicable
  • Preference to work online or on paper
  • Page count or word count of the entire document to be edited


Tel. 613-315-6127
E-mail: leona@stagecoachconsulting.com

PARTIAL CLIENT LIST
For a partial list of clients, please see About Leona.

PRIVACY STATEMENT
Your intellectual property is privileged information. StageCoach Consulting will not disclose any information about you or your project without your prior authorization. For further details, please refer to our Privacy Policy.



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