Substantive editing involves ensuring that the document construction is logical and follows publishing conventions regarding the preliminary matter, such as the foreword and table of contents, and end matter, such as appendixes and references. Scientell transforms complex information into clear text for the target audience, ensuring optimal structure, content, language and style. We edit the text so that it is easy to follow and understand, and is written in a way that is appropriate for the audience. There should be no repetition or irrelevant material. We ensure technical terms are explained and abbreviations defined. We check that all cited references are included, and that tables and figures are understandable and properly captioned.
Copyediting focuses on grammar, style, clarity and consistency. Often, clients supply their own style guide, which we adhere to when editing their documents.
Scientell can undertake quick turn-around editing, and we pride ourselves on delivering on time under tight deadlines.
Scientell creates a style sheet for each document that we work on to ensure consistency of terms used, capitalisation, spelling and other elements. We have developed check lists to ensure that all relevant components of the editing process have been completed.