AOB Proofreading provides a friendly yet professional service for businesses, students, writers and publishers, expelling incorrect grammar and punctuation forms and usage as well as the wrong words that get past the spellchecker just because they are spelt right.
The company website, set up in May 2007, has drawn many clients, each with unique requirements and subject contents: one day the text of a 102,000-word fiction manuscript for a pre-press company will be edited and standardised, and the next a short midwifery assignment will be probed for sense and reference accuracy: no two projects are the same - even if they are on the same topic - as each author has their own individual style of writing; this style deserves to stay intact and this is partly why only if something really is wrong within the text will it be amended. Proofreading is the last stage of quality control before submission or publication and the groundwork and structuring of the project will already have been done by the client.
The proofreading is performed in Word, using the Word Tracker feature to show markup; this allows the client to view all changes made to their work, as well as access to a clean, final copy of the document. Concise explanatory comments within the markup version are inserted where changes made may not be obvious; these comments also serve to highlight any repeated language errors found, explaining the rules clearly and comparing with instances of correct usage elsewhere in the text, to help enable understanding.
Turnaround time is short - a 20,000-word document can be returned within 72 hours - and response time to new enquiries is excellent. The charge starts from ?10 per thousand words, and this is the rate used for student/self-publishing writer works. However, official quotes can only be given upon sight of all the work; but a free one-page preview can also be given at the same time. PDFs are welcome and can be returned annota...