Proofreading

Proofreading – a must for accuracy on the page

We currently offer proofreading services in English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. Using Adobe Acrobat mark-up tools we mark up corrections and revisions on digital proofs, or, if the client prefers, we annotate hard-copy proofs by hand. Our proofreading services highlight grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors, inconsistent design features, infelicitous line-end breaks, clumsy stacking of words, liaise with authors over queries and collate our own revisions and corrections with the author’s and publisher’s. If required we ensure that all revisions are correctly taken in by the typesetter until the final proof is ready for printing.

Archives & Information in the Early Modern World, edited by Liesbeth Corens, Kate Peters and Alexandra Walsham Academy (The British Academy for Oxford University Press)

This is one of the many Proceedings volumes that Bourchier has project managed for the British Academy. We copy-edit the manuscripts, liaising with the authors over changes and queries, arrange jacket design, typesetting and proof-reading and commission and edit the index. The illustration here shows some proof-reading corrections, marked up onto the PDF.

Encyclopaedia of Strategic Management, online reference (Palgrave Macmillan)

Having worked on the Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Bourchier was engaged to copy-edit and proof-read this flagship Palgrave reference work. With hundreds of individually commissioned entries and signpost articles, the Encyclopaedia required meticulous attention to detail. Bourchier created a tracker system enable all parties involved in production to trace each article at the various production stages.

This is a critical title for us, so I’d like to thank you personally. I can’t recall how many proofs we’ve worked on together in this way over the years …

Jonathan Lewis, Quality Assurance Specialist, Springer Nature

I know it has been a rather non-traditional project in many ways, and your help and diligence have been greatly appreciated.

Pete Baker, Professional and Scholarly Division, Palgrave Macmillan