Proofreading – R0.15 per word
Proofreading is the last line of defense against errors that might have slipped in, such as spelling mistakes, typos, punctuation problems, capitalization errors and clumsy grammar.
Copy editing – R0.20 per word
Copy editing includes:
• Eliminating all spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors in the manuscript;
• Ensuring correct and consistent language;
• Making sure the manuscript is clear and comprehensible;
• Making sure the language is concise and tight;
• Ensuring that the text flows well, and is sensibly structured;
• Making sure that the quality of the writing is even and that the tone is appropriate and consistent;
• Eliminating inappropriate figures of speech;
• Flagging any ethical or legal problems, and any incorrect facts.