Text controls the appearance of high-quality products and campaigns. Proofreading for me not only means to correct text for errors but also formally check it carefuly.
Changes done in the context of a proofreading order are identified as such within the corrected documents.
For Microsoft Office and OpenOffice documents this is done by the so-called tracking mode. Proofreading changes will be highlighted in color and in comment form, which changes were made as a correction.
Proofreading changes correct spelling, punctuation and grammar. It might not be confused with editorial work which includes all the tasks of the proofreading. However, editorial work always involves a stylistic improvement in terms of content and is thus more labor-intensive compared to a mere correction work.
I am thoughtfully checking your text translation for grammar, spelling, punctuation and hyphenation. Proofreading of text comprises, in contrast to the editorial, only the processing of orthographic, grammatical and syntactic (punctuation and sentence construction) errors without changes in content.
In the analysis of texts if so desired by you I strictly stick to your specifications. No matter whether you have specific corporate identity guidelines or design requirements for scientific texts. In addition I will give you information about problems and abnormalities that occur repeatedly in your text.
For proofreading jobs I work with standard office programs with the corrections being made directly within the original text file. The corrections will be made visible and traceable to the customer, if technically possible, in builtin follow-up mode and provided with a commentary for explanation.
Corrections in PDF documents are done using the software Master PDF Editor. A similar tracking mode compared to Microsoft Office or OpenOffice documents is achieved by annotating changes.
However, this is only possible for PDF text segments. For embedded objects such as images, such editing is not possible.
The capabilities of the PDF Editor software are not identical to those of standard office programs such as Microsoft Office or OpenOffice.
Thus, the editing of PDF documents such as the adjustments of paragraph design or changes to the document layout is limited. Therefore, the correction done by using standard word processors is generally preferable to those of PDF documents using PDF Editor.
To calculate the cost of proofreading the word count of the text is used. This amount of words is determined using the software OmegaT and then multiplied by the word price 0.03 Euro for proofreading which gives as a result the price for the proofreading of the text.
If a word count determination by OmegaT is not possible, the word count is calculated by other software programs or determined as an estimate.