» Is there a difference between copyediting and proofreading?

Yes. Proofreading is light editing. If your document is proofed, you can ensure that has been checked for correct usage, grammar, correct tables and figures, punctuation, capitalization. The editor will also highlight awkward phrases. If your document needs a professional set of eyes to ensure that it is error and grammar free, then consider having you document proofread. This service is also less expensive than copy editing.

All of the aforementioned items are considered in copyediting, but the editors will also consider structure, awkwardly written phrases, citation formatting, adherence to style, gaps, and organization of the document. The editor may delete redundant passages, include more extensive comments, and suggest organizational changes to the document. This service is more expensive than proofreading.

» What sorts of documents to do you edit and/or proof?

Some of the things the editor will proof are: Manuscripts dissertation, theses, proposals, grants, reports, resumes, training manuals, cover letters, personal statements, power point presentations, etc.

» How quickly can you get a resume and/or cover letter back to me?

You will receive your resume/cover letter back within 3 business days. However, if you need it sooner than that, you may opt to have a rushed order.

» How quickly can you get my documents back to me?

How quickly you get your document back depends on whether you want it edited or proofed. Length of document is also considered. Please indicate on the form how quickly you need the document.

» What academic style guides do you work with?

Papers can be edited for APA and MLA styles; however, if there is another writing style you prefer, please ask.

» Who else sees my work besides the editor?

Your work is confidential. No one will see that besides the editor and your information will not be shared with anyone.

» Do you check for plagiarism? Do you rewrite or paraphrase?

No, we do not check for plagiarism. Suggestions for awkward wording will be offered in an effort to make your document poised.

» Do you write essays or papers?

No. Only original works are accepted.

» Do you edit references?

Yes, if you prefer copyediting rather than proofreading, references will be formatted correctly and will be edited in the format you request.

» If my document is finished early will you return it early?


» How will my document be returned to me?

All documents will be returned to the e-mail address provided. Documents will be returned to you in the Track Changes Option, Clean Paper Option, or Both.

» What if I am not satisfied with the work done?

If you are not satisfied with the work done, please contact The Poised Professional, LLC and your concern will be addressed.

» Any other questions? Please ask The Poised Professional.