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Hey! When did Documedic become Editarians? And why?

We had an epiphany! We realized we were more than editors. We were editarians! Editing is much more than a job for us; it's a way of being. And so, Documedic officially became Editarians in August 2012. Same great people, same awesome work ethic, same fantastic quality—descriptive new name.


How much experience do you have?

Tons! We happily pour our way through literally THOUSANDS of pages of text and MILLIONS of words every year. We are knowledgeable about business and academic writing, familiar with the style guides, and experienced in consulting on major projects. See for yourself with one of our free quotes. There's no obligation on your part whatsoever.

 

I've had a certain editor recommended to me. Can I request to work with her?

Of course. We aim to accommodate specific requests whenever possible. If that editor's workload is too heavy, we're confident you'll be thrilled with another editor's work. After all, everyone on our team is excellent, and everyone follows the same process.

 

I work with sensitive information. Can you guarantee the confidentiality of my files?

Yes, absolutely. 100%. We have been trusted with highly sensitive documents from a number of industries, and you can rest assured our integrity is rock solid. We can limit the number of staff with access to your project and have non-disclosure agreements signed. We can password-protect Microsoft Word documents. Furthermore, our system uses the latest in security standards. Uploads and downloads from our site are encrypted, and all editors must maintain up-to-date anti-virus software on their computers.

 

What types of editing do you do?

We perform the following general types of edits. As we work, we do not distinguish among these tasks; they are separated here for ease of explanation.


Proofreading: Checking of formatted, edited material for accuracy of inputting, for adherence to a specified design, and for mechanical errors in text, such as spelling mistakes or small deviations from the editorial style sheet. Most clients who ask for proofreading are actually looking for…copy editing! 

Copy Editing: Includes editing for grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics of style; checking for consistency of mechanics and for internal consistency of facts; applying Canadian or American spelling preferences; inserting heading levels or captions; providing or checking a system of citations; informing clients of copyright or permissions needed; and determining approximate placement of art (including graphs, tables, and maps). 

Stylistic Editing:
Working to clarify meaning, eliminate jargon, polish language, and perform other nonmechanical line-by-line editing. 

Fact and Reference Checking: Checking the accuracy of facts, quotes, reference list entries, etc. 

Project Editing:
From rough draft to finished manuscript, we’re with you start to finish. Many theses and dissertations take months to complete; if we’re retained at the outset, we’ll stick with you until you submit that final copy. 

Substantive or Structural Editing: Substantive edits involve reorganizing a manuscript’s structure and/or content for improved readability. Changes are typically negotiated with the author. Most universities do not allow substantive editing of student work; for more on this please read our section on authorial integrity.

Rewriting: Creating new copy based on content or information supplied by a client.