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Editing and Proofreading; Writing;
Consulting Services; Formatting Assistance
work with all types of written material: Books (Fiction and Non-Fiction), Children's
Books, Newsletters, Catalogs, Marketing Material, Technical Documents, School
and College Papers as well as Dissertations.
the final written material reflects the originator and mediocre writing,
editing or proofreading may cause editors to reject a manuscript.
may close the cover of a book, magazine article or newsletter after reading a
few lines, or customers may not purchase the product if a marketing brochure is
not written well.
boss may re-evaluate your manual, white paper, business letter or resume if it
has glaring misspelled words or curious grammar.
professor or teacher may give you a lower grade because of bad English.
any of the above siturations, if you are not sure, then call on my professional
services for writing, editing, or proofreading help, it is the best answer.
accurate word is always A
a free estimate, questions or information, fill out our e-mail feedback form:
Better Word Information Form7
out the form above and send me your information: Your
name; Title and the type of work; Approximate number of pages and/or words; Your
schedule; What services you require; And any questions you may have. I will respond
with an estimate and any information.
Copy Proofreading and Editing
Proofreading and Editing
includes checking for spelling, punctuation, grammar, capitalization, word usage,
consistency in word usage and spelling, word breaks, and format. This service
includes comments to the author about ambiguous copy or questions for clarification.
references we use:
The Chicago Manual of Style; AP Stylebook;
Gregg Reference Manual; APA
Publication Manual; and of
Dictionary and a Thesaurus.
send an e-mail or fill out our Information Form with
a description of the work and the number of pages or the word count. Then, if
possible, send a few sample pages in an attached MS Word file.
We will respond with the best estimate
based on these sample pages and word count. E-mail to
are based on the following requirements
for a standard page:
are best to be submitted in a standard format:
8 1/2 x 11 inch pages with
double spaced copy.
This format provides approximately 300-350 words per page.
must be submitted in MS Word,
unless alternate arrangements are made with
with odd fonts, small fonts, or difficult-to-read fonts
will be returned unread,
or charged an extra fee.
files must be sent as an attached MS Word file
in an e-mail message sent
to the editor at A Better Word.com.
of the page
editing we read the material through once, and often a second time, to ensure
the consistency of style and word usage from the beginning to the end of the material.
the material from the writer is unacceptable or unworkable or is seemed objectionable
in content for any reason, we reserve the right to return the project files and
return the deposit.
material and information sent to ABetterWord.com
is confidential and will not be passed on to anyone other than the editor and/or
associates who will directly work on the material.
changes or additions to the copy beyond the original files, made by the writer,
will be billed at an hourly rate. Corrections that must be made because of our
error will not be billed.
is only responsible for the editing services and
is not responsible for the accuracy or intent of the content.
author is responsible for reading the How to Submit section
of this site.
the work is completed in MS Word. An attached MS Word file is to be sent by e-mail
to us at:
A Better Word.com.
After the initial payment
has been confirmed from Pay Pal, the editor will acknowledge the receipt of the
file and payment.
The work will be performed on a second (copy) of the
MS Word file with all the MS editing
red/blue line markups
and underlines. The file will then be saved to a third and final corrected file.
All three files (the original, a copy with changes, and the final) will
be returned to
the author after the final payment has been confirmed.
can provide manuscript formatting if you request it.
We will provide a much cleaner and neater document to present to the editor, publisher,
or printer. Refer to a .pdf sample of the MS
Word Formatting Styles that illustrates how it will appear.
services and estimates are provided on a case-by-case basis. Each
project can involve research, interviewing, or just plain organizing the input
from you. Please contact us to discuss the project.
assistance and estimates, including ghost writing, is
also provided on a case-by-case basis. Project
manuscripts that are almost complete, but don't look quite right, can be re-written
and re-worked to your satisfaction.
do not have all the answers. Sometimes we will pass questions
to one of our associates, or recommend another source. This, of course, is normally
a service with no fee. If extensive research is involved, we will quote a fee
before starting the project.
following lists representative samples of the services and products with which
we have experience, but does not limit us to these areas:
copy, magazine articles, novels, nonfiction books, newsletters, brochures, catalogs,
memoirs, user guides, cookbooks, direct mail, white papers, travel guides, biographies,
technical documents, presentations, school papers and dissertations, proposals,
reports, service manuals, operations manuals, press releases, training manuals,
short stories, menus, ghost writing, annual reports, essays, childrens books,
self help, resumes, and many more types.
some clients say
so much appreciate your prompt attention. And trusting your work, as I do, puts
my mind at ease knowing I don't have to worry about grammatical errors. I've hired
you twice for your services... and you will be the one I will choose on my next
projects, for sure. Thanks again,"
was prompt, professional and comprehensive in his proofreading of my book. His
attention to detail and quick responses to my concerns will assure my repeat business."
Michael Eads, Author,
worked several projects for us and I am very pleased with your work and the timely
manner in which they were completed."
Publisher, Writers Press Publishing
to Submit Editing
Writing and Rewriting
Genres We Work With