Editing/Proofreading

Purdywordy provides a neutral, third-eye view to assure grammatical accuracy, coherence, and consistency throughout, without compromising the author’s voice and intended tone.

Copy editing addresses the following:

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Style
  • Repetition
  • Word usage/Jargon

Revisions: 1 free of charge. 

Turnaround: 3 business days. (See Pricing for faster turnaround rates.)

Substantive editing evaluates the document as a whole, and addresses the following:

  • Overall structure
  • Word/sentence order
  • Organization/coherence
  • Logical consistency
  • Redundancy (phrases or entire sentences)
  • Poorly written paragraphs (necessitating either condensing or further expansion)

Revisions: 1 free of charge.

Turnaround: Negotiable. (See Pricing for faster turnaround rates.)

Proofreading addresses the following:

  • Grammar and style (e.g., verb tense, units such as ml, numerical vs spelled out)
  • Capitalization
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling
  • Word usage (e.g., to/too, affect/effect)

Turnaround: 2 business days. (Typically)

Translation

Translation of product/service information, documentation, user manuals, safety instructions, brochures and other promotional copy, etc., requires knowledge of both the subject matter and related terminology. Where necessary, we use industry-specific glossaries to ensure consistent and correct use of terms and style, while ensuring that all your information is presented in a clear and readable format. We work in all the popular formats, such as Word, PDF, Excel, etc., and can accommodate requests for TRADOS based projects.

Transcription

Our transcription services are facilitated by quality video/audio reproduction equipment in all analog and digital formats. Whether your source material is a reel-to-reel spool, USB flash drive, or digital file, we have you covered. 

The process varies according to the project, but you are assured of an end product that will accurately reflect the intended tone of your marketing campaign, assure pitch-perfect subtitles in your video production, or guarantee accuracy of the minutes of that all-important meeting.

Website Content

The benefits of website localization are clear—increase your business leverage by expanding into new markets. We take the guesswork and frustration out of the website translation process by making your existing website accessible, functional, and culturally appropriate for your target audience. Simply provide us with the source files and we will return translated files ready for upload to your content management system (CMS).