Editorial review

If your documents are not getting the results you need it may be because the information is poorly organised or the language is difficult to read; perhaps the tone is the problem.

It can be difficult to view your written communications objectively. You also may not be aware of specific weaknesses in the writing. An editorial review can help identify these issues and provide solutions.

What is an editorial review?

An editorial review is a detailed assessment by a professional writer of your document to determine its readability.

How does editorial review work?

A Concise Writing Consultancy experienced and qualified consultant will first assess the document for:

  • logical flow of overall structure
  • appropriate use of headings and sub-headings
  • correct paragraph structure
  • ease of readability
  • appropriate tone
  • appropriate terminology 
  • correct grammar and punctuation
  • effective formatting
  • ease of usability.

Using electronic comments on your draft, we will flag particular problem areas. We then prepare a report which includes an analysis of the problem areas as well as practical advice on how you can improve readability.

When can you benefit from an editorial review?

  • If you are not sure whether your publication meets international plain English guidelines.
  • If your written communications are not getting the results you need.
  • If you need an independent, objective appraisal of the structure and readability of your publication.
  • If you would like to edit the document yourself but need editorial guidance.
  • If you need an independent, objective appraisal of the structure and readability of your publication.
  • If your budget does not allow for professional editing by an outsourced editor.

Not sure if you can benefit from an editorial review? Contact us on 02 9238 6638 for an obligation-free consultation.

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