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copy editing and proofreading services from quadrant

Editing and Proofreading Services

Quadrant’s Copy Editing group can professionally edit fiction, non-fiction, technical, and creative documents of all genres. Our highly qualified editing team can help develop a manuscript from initial concept, outline, or draft. It can transform words into literary perfection, whatever the topic.

Quadrant manages an extended pool of highly skilled editors who are trained for developmental editing, substantive editing, copy/line editing and proofreading. This talent pool includes expert editors comfortable with US English as well as UK English – editors who know the difference between a ‘flat’ in US English versus a ‘flat’ in UK English.

Quadrant understands that different clients and different projects have specialized requirements and therefore our strong project management team creates editorial pools with necessary experience and background to deliver specific client requirements.

Types of editing services:

Developmental Editing:

Developmental editing includes writing, rewriting and editing of the manuscript provided by the author/client such that the original purpose and the author's intent will be adhered to or enhanced. It often includes:

  • Creating a manuscript on the basis of content and research supplied by an author.
  • Rewriting and making suggestions about content, organization, presentation, grammar, word usage
  • Suggesting topics or providing information about topics for consideration of authors and client.
  • May include or require some or all of the following:
    • Some research, fact checking and writing of original material
    • Analysis of competing works, other appropriate references, client's market analysis
    • Accommodation of comments of expert reviewers and subject matter experts

Substantive Editing:

Substantive editing includes writing or rewriting segments of text to improve the manuscript in some or all of the following ways:

  • Clarifying and/or reorganizing a manuscript for content, structure, meaning
  • Eliminating jargon, smoothing language, improving readability and flow of information
  • Reorganizing paragraphs, sections, or chapters to improve the order in which the text is presented
  • Revising any or all aspects of the text to improve its presentation
  • Creating or recasting tables and/or figures


Copyediting or line editing includes any or all of the following:

  • Correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage while preserving the meaning and voice of the original text
  • Checking for or imposing a consistent style and format
  • Reading for overall clarity and sense
  • Checking for and pointing out apparent errors or inconsistencies of mechanics and of facts
  • Highlighting permissions needed to publish copyrighted material
  • Cross-checking references, art, figures, tables, equations, and other features for consistency with their mentions in the text
  • Writing or editing captions and/or credit lines
  • Preparing a manuscript for the next stage of the publication process


Proofreading compares the latest stage of text with the preceding stage, marking discrepancies in text, and, when appropriate, checking for problems in page makeup, layout, or type. Proofreading may also include one or more of the following:

  • Checking proof against typesetting specifications
  • Pointing out errors or inconsistencies that may have escaped an editor or writer
  • Line-break hyphenation
  • Page breaks
  • Figures and tables
  • Text footnotes
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