Details, details

edits approved offers stylistic editing, copy editing and proofreading services, as outlined by the Editors’ Association of Canada. Additionally, we offer desktop publishing services for a wide variety of materials.

Please note that the accompanying table is a general guideline. We are happy to assess your working file and will discuss editorial needs and recommendations on a case-by-case basis before work begins.

Stylistic editing

  • clarifying meaning
  • eliminating jargon and trimming wordiness
  • creating flow and smoothing language
  • may include checking or correcting reading level
  • plain language editing

Copy editing

  • editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation and other mechanics of style
  • checking for consistency of mechanics and internal consistency of facts
  • marking heading levels and approximate placement of art
  • notifying designer of any unusual production requirements


  • checking typeset proofs against original manuscript to ensure copy capture
  • checking accuracy of page elements, including running heads and folios, chapter/section numbers and headings
  • checking page breaks and location of art
  • checking page numbers in table of contents and cross-references (or inserting them, if necessary)
  • flagging grievous errors in spelling or grammar; can include checking for adherence to style sheet if specified
  • checking page corrections against mark-up, if applicable

Desktop publishing

  • design and file formatting for print or electronic distribution, including PDF, EPUB, slide shows, e-newsletters, websites and blogs